White Peak Way
85 mile circular walk through the White Peak Derbyshire Dales

The White Peak Way is an 85-mile circular walk amongst the spectacular scenery of the Derbyshire Peak District. It explores the hills and dales of the limestone country and the gritstone moors and edges to the east. It also visits many notable landmarks, places of interest and sites of antiquity.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Bakewell to Youlgreave (11.2m)
Day 2: Youlgreave to Stanshope (13.5m)
Day 3: Stanshope to Hartington (14.2m)
Day 4: Hartington to Miller’s Dale (12.8m), taxi to Tideswell
Day 5: taxi to Miller’s Dale, walk to Castleton (8m)
Day 6: Castleton to Hathersage (12.3m)
Day 7: Hathersage to Bakewell (12.6m)

 

£1,015 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£870 per person (based on two sharing)
£835 per person (based on group of 3)
£825 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Bakewell to Stanshope (24.7m)
Day 2: Stanshope to Earl Sterndale (19.8m)
Day 3: Earl Sterndale to Castleton (18.1m)
Day 4: Castleton to Bakewell (24.2m)

 

£610 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£535 per person (based on two sharing)
£510 per person (based on group of 3)
£500 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Bakewell to Biggin (19.4m) plus 1.4m to Hartington (20.8m)
Day 2: walk to Biggin, then to Hartington via route (19.1m)
Day 3: Hartington to Tideswell (15.7m)
Day 4: Tideswell to Yorkshire Bridge (16.7m)
Day 5: Yorkshire Bridge to Bakewell (17.1m)

 

£705 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£630 per person (based on two sharing)
£605 per person (based on group of 3)
£600 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Bakewell to Elton (13.6m)
Day 2: Elton to Ilam (14.8m)
Day 3: Ilam to Earl Sterndale (15.1m)
Day 4: Earl Sterndale to Peak Forest (14.6m), taxi to Castleton
Day 5: taxi to Peak Forest, walk to Hathesage (16.5m)
Day 6: Hathersage to Bakewell (12.6m)

 

£955 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£800 per person (based on two sharing)
£765 per person (based on group of 3)
£745 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Bakewell to Youlgreave (11.2m)
Day 2: Youlgreave to Stanshope (13.5m)
Day 3: Stanshope to Welton (10.1m)
Day 4: Welton to Earl Sterndale (9.7m)
Day 5: Earl Sterndale to Tideswell (10.1m)
Day 6: Tideswell to Loosehill (13.6m)
Day 7: Loosehill to Grindleford (9.4m)
Day 8: Grindleford to Bakewell (10m)

 

£1,065 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£940 per person (based on two sharing)
£900 per person (based on group of 3)
£895 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Bakewell to Birchover (8m), taxi to Bakewell
Day 2: taxi to Birchover, walk to Biggin (11.4m), taxi to Hartington
Day 3: taxi to Biggin, walk to Ilam (8.2m)
Day 4: Ilam to Hartington (9.5m)
Day 5: Hartington to Wye Dale (9.8m), taxi to Buxton
Day 6: taxi to Wye Dale, walk to Peak Forest (10.4m), taxi to Castleton
Day 7: taxi to Peak Forest, walk to Hope (10.4m)
Day 8: Hope to Grindleford (8.7m)
Day 9: Grindleford to Bakewell (10m)

 

£1,415 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,160 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,115 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,105 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£230 (single)
£115 per person (based on two people)
£80 per person (based on group of 3)
£10 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£150 (single)
£75 per person (based on two people)
£50 per person (based on group of 3)
£10 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£155 (single)
£80 per person (based on two people)
£55 per person (based on group of 3)
£10 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£225 (single)
£110 per person (based on two people)
£75 per person (based on group of 3)
£10 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£250 (single)
£125 per person (based on two people)
£85 per person (based on group of 3)
£10 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£290 (single)
£145 per person (based on two people)
£100 per person (based on group of 3)
£10 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £65.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
The White Peak Way is a 90-mile circular walk amongst the spectacular scenery of the Derbyshire Peak District. It explores the hills and dales of the limestone country and the gritstone moors and edges to the east. It also visits many notable landmarks, places of interest and sites of antiquity.

OS Explorer Maps
OL1 - Peak District - Dark Peak area
OL24 - Peak District - White Peak area

Guide Books
"The White Peak Way" by Robert Haslam - Published by Cicerone  - ISBN: 978-1852840563

Mobile Digital Mapping
Digital maps can be viewed on most modern smartphones using an appropriate app, downloaded from the app store associated with your device. Brigantes recommend that whichever app you use, it should support Ordnance Survey 1:25k or 1:50k scale maps. There are many apps to choose from, but the two main providers are Ordnance Survey and Memory Map.

Each provider’s app has its own benefits, but both provide all-important offline navigation, meaning your device does not need a mobile signal to work effectively on the trail.

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Walkers' Testimonials

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3 Replies to “White Peak Way”

  1. Thanks for organising a good few days walking in the Peak District for me.
    I enjoyed it very much, it was a nice break.
    All the accommodation and food was excellent as well.
    Every B&B was on or very close to the route.

    My Strava milage was 91.09 miles with 10,910 ft of ascent.
    I kept to the route on the website quite well.

    ‘An excellent trip with first rate accommodation and food.
    A really good Autumn Walk. Thanks to all at Brigantes.’

  2. Four of us walked the White Peak Way over seven days in October 2021. It is an excellent walk with varied scenery and a mix of bustling villages and deserted sections. There is a lot of ascent and descent but, with the exception of one day, it never seems overly strenuous (we are in our mid-sixties and reasonably fit). There is no signage so you need to know how to navigate. Most of the walking is easy although the short section through Deep Dale is rough going and there is currently a diversion in place which involves a steep climb out of the dale. The guide book is still useful if you can get a hold of a copy cheaply, but it’s not a necessity. Brigantes organised this walk for us and in the middle of the pandemic did a great job arranging accommodation and the occasional taxi ride, as well as transferring our baggage. Everything worked out well and even the weather played ball most of the time.

    1. June 2022
      Really enjoyed our 6day/7night walking holiday with Brigantes. Each B&B or hotel felt very different, but each was interesting and offered clean, comfortable and quiet accommodation. Evening meals were an indulgence (and far too delicious!) I’ll be surprised if I end the walk any lighter or slimmer than when I set off(!)
      Our luggage has been collected and delivered as required – as if by magic. Thanks to the Brigantes team and Pacman taxis.
      Relative newcomers to walking holidays, this was the first time we’ve used Brigantes. It won’t be our last. They are ace at what they do

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