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Why walk it?

Ten great reasons to walk the NEW Peak Way 

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Step up to the challenge

There's no better feeling than reaching the end of your long distance walk with a sense of pride and achievement. But of course it's the journey along the way that you'll really enjoy too. 

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Improve your fitness & free your mind

There's no doubt that you'll feel a lot fitter when you've completed the walk, and you'll benefit greatly. But it's also an opportunity to free your mind in a beautiful environment.

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Be amazed at the stunning scenery

You will see most of the best scenery in the Peak District with stunning views. Everything from rugged moorland and gritstone edges to the beauty of the tranquil dales.

04

Discover the heritage

You'll never be far from the heritage that underpins the area including two amazing historic houses. And apart from the endless drystone walls, you'll see canals, mills, viaducts, former railway routes and much more - all great engineering achievements of their time. 

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Get close to nature

You'll have the chance to see everything from kingfishers to pheasants, curlews to herons, peregrine falcons to golden plovers and a whole lot more. And there are the animals such as foxes, shrews, bats and, of course, the deer.

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06

Treat yourself

The Peak District is home to some delicious local delicacies including the famous Bakewell Pudding, Derbyshire Oatcakes and Hartington Cheese. So why not treat yourself along the way?

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Taste the local ales

Whether you like a log fire in a cosy pub or prefer to sit outside on a sunny evening, whether you like to taste the local ales or would rather enjoy a glass of wine, you are sure to find something to suit your tastes.

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Embrace the culture

From market towns buzzing with tourists to villages and tiny hamlets with their picturesque cottages and gardens, from well dressing to festivals and from historic houses to outdoor shows, the Peak District has it all. So, embrace it, enjoy it and create unforgettable memories.

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Make a lasting memory

The Peak District National Park offers a superb experience that you won't forget, so come and see for yourself.

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Excellent transport links

The start of the walk is in Stockport and there are direct links by train, coach, bus and air. And, of course, it's also on the national motorway network too. So you'll find that getting to the start, and back home from the finish, is easy. And you'll be significantly reducing the environmental impact on the Peak District National Park too!

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