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Plan your itinerary

Once  you've decided to walk The Peak Way, the next step is to plan your itinerary and it is wise to do this well in advance of your planned walk because accommodation can soon become fully booked. This page suggests the first three stages of your planning.

1  How will you walk it?

Hiker walking alongside Kinder Reservoir

The Guide Book shows the Route in stages and each one represents a walk that can be easily walked in a day by most hikers. So, you can walk the whole route in two weeks. 

Some of you will want to walk it in a shorter time, whilst some of you may wish to take your time and, possibly build in a rest day or two. Or perhaps you want to take some time to visit the tourist attractions in certain areas. You might even decide to split the walk by doing half in one year and the other half in the following year. Whichever way you choose, this is the first step so that you can think about planning your accommodation and travel arrangements.

2  Book your accommodation

Once you have decided how long you intend to take to walk the Peak Way (including any rest days and/or stops to visit tourist attractions) you will need to book your accommodation. The Peak District is very popular with tourists and so it's advisable to book well in advance. Also, please be aware that not all providers take single-night stays and there is a minimum two or three nights stay at some accommodation. You can get a list of accommodation providers FREE on this website when you buy the Guide Book) - it includes hotels, pubs, bed & breakfast/guesthouses, youth hostels and campsites.     

Nag's Head Pub Edale
Walking the Peak Way Guide Book Cover

3  Get the Guide Book

The official Peak Way Guidebook is an essential accompaniment on your walk. The guidebook breaks the route into stages and provides step by step information about the route.  Ordnance Survey mapping is included to help you stay on track. It gives information about what you will see along the way, which will enrich your journey, and about services for walkers on the route. It is illustrated with over 100 colour photos. It will help you to plan your itinerary. You can get your copy on this website today.

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