4 Great Starting Points for Walks in the Peak District
Great for your health and perfect for escaping busy city life; the countryside lifestyle continues to provide romantic spark for plenty of single men and women. If you’re looking for love online, a shared passion of the great outdoors can be the fuel you need to light the flame for a new relationship.
For outdoors singles in Sheffield, having the Peak District right on the doorstep of the city is ideal. Sprawling around 555 square miles – and reaching into five counties – the unique charms of Britain’s first national park offer an abundance of choice when it comes to dating activities.
By far the most popular of these is walking - and with over 200 square miles of land open to visitors it’s easy to see why. For some suggestions on where you and your date could start and end a walk, we’ve taken a closer look at some of the most appealing local locations.
Located at the start of the Tissington Trail – one of the most iconic routes in the Peak District – Ashbourne has long been popular with walkers looking for a picturesque day out. The gentle trail – which runs for 13 miles into Parsley Hay – was formed from what used to be the Buxton to Ashbourne railway line until the 1960’s.
Ashbourne itself is one of Derbyshire’s oldest market towns, with impressive historic buildings and medieval streets providing plenty of interest once your walk is complete.
One of the most instantly-recognisable places in the Peak District, Castleton has been capturing the hearts of visiting walkers for many years. The ruins of Peveril Castle overlook the village; which also plays host to the spectacular Peak Cavern and Speedwell Cavern.
For walking routes, the famous Mam Tor lies high above Castleton and offers spectacular views from its 517-metre high peak. A round walk from the village itself to the summit and back is around 2.2 miles in length; presenting a decent-sized but not too daunting walking route.
So stunning that it was dubbed the highlight of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart, Holme Moss looms above the quaint town of Holmfirth. Located right on the edge of the border to the north of the Peak District, it draws plenty of popularity for the walking that can be done in the surrounding area.
The circular walk around Digley Reservoir is just a couple of miles; making it perfect for a short stroll. Or, for something more substantial, the Holme Valley riverside way is equally accessible.
Our final selection on this list is particularly perfect for outdoors singles in Sheffield. Located in the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, Ladybower Reservoir forms end point of a 3 reservoir system which also includes Howden and Derwent.
A popular tourist attraction – now with the Fairholmes visitors centre located at its Northern tip – the beautiful surroundings and vast potential for routes of varying distances and sizes makes Ladybower Reservoir one of the most eye-catching places throughout the whole Peak District National Park.
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