About this book
thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's Slow Travel Peak District brings a fresh
perspective to this much-loved area. Slow down and let expert local author
Helen Moat guide you to not just all the well-known places, but away from the
crowds to uncover the hidden corners of the Peak District. The author's love of
interesting and colourful story is linked to the natural and manmade features
of the area, highlighting the quirky and unusual places and points of interest
off the beaten tourist track, from dales to abandoned mills, historical ruins,
strange follies and irresistible pubs.
with the people who work and live in the national park through first-hand
accounts of their experiences, and discover great places to cook, eat and
drink, with a focus on tasty, local and good quality food in atmospheric venues
and locations. An emphasis on car-free travel throws up a range of options:
walking, cycling, boating, buses and trains - and some more unusual modes of
transport as part of the sightseeing experience.
normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>From the
characterful mill towns of Holmfirth, Marsden and Uppermill on its northern
fringes, to the historic stone-built settlements that lie the heart of the
national park; from the elegant Spa town of Buxton to the colourful market
towns of Matlock, Ashbourne and Leek in the south, the Peak District is filled
with story and history - and great beauty.
normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Helen Moat
has won, or been placed in, numerous travel writing competitions and has a
passion for, and extensive knowledge of, the Peak District. She now works as a
freelance travel writer, contributing to regional and national publications
such as Derbyshire Life, Wanderlust and BBC Countryfile.
About the author
Press reviewsEye-opening and wonderful
India Knight, The Sunday Times Magazine
'Details interesting walks in quieter areas and highlights the intricacies and curiosities along the way'
TGO - The Great Outdoors
'Slow Travel Peak District is a guide with a difference'
The Peak District, Car-free travel, The Peak District online, How this book is arranged
Chapter 1 The Dark Peak
Walking & cycling, Saddleworth Moor & the far north, Hadfield to Edale, The Dark Peak moorland waters
Chapter 2 The Eastern Moors
Walking & cycling, The Upper Derwent Valley: Hathersage to Baslow, The Chatsworth estate & villages, Rowsley to Birchover
Chapter 3 The Northern White Peak
Walking & cycling, Around Castleton, Stoney Middleton to Tideswell, Buxton, Monsal Head to Bakewell
Chapter 4 The Southern White Peak
Walking & cycling, Lathkill Dale to Winster, Dovedale, the Manifold Valley & around
Chapter 5 The Southwest Peak, Cheshire & Staffordshire Fringes
Walking & cycling, Marple to Lyme Park, Bollington to Leek, The Goyt Valley to Warslow
Chapter 6 The Derbyshire Peak Fringe & Lower Derwent
Walking & cycling, The Derbyshire Peak Fringe, The Lower Derwent Valley