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View of Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District

Get Organised

Obviously you want get the best from walking the Peak Way Long Distance Hiking Trail and make sure that you enjoy each day. So to ensure that you do, it is advisable to make sure that you have the right level of fitness, and also that you have the right clothing & equipment in your rucksack .

Fitness & Ability

Hiker climbing steps

If you are an experienced hiker then walking the Peak Way should be well within your capabilities. However, if you think that walking  155 miles is a daunting prospect it would be a good idea to do some training because it does require a certain level of endurance. If you want to train for hiking the Peak Way, then it’s best to start small and build up your fitness gradually. It would be advisable to include hill walking as part of your training and also carry a rucksack that will have similar weight to the pack that you would carry on the Peak Way.

What to Pack

Packing your rucksack for walking the Peak Way requires a little thought to keep it as light as possible, but at the same time, packed with essentials that you might need during the walk such as suitable clothing for different weather conditions. It's a fine judgement and a personal one and, even with experience, it is easy to get it wrong. It is suggested to list everything you might need and then try to reduce your list to a manageable weight. You'll find plenty of advice on what to take online. 

Hiking equipment
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