There are countless walks in the Peak District, with a wide range of scenery types and suitability for different ages and abilities.
Inside West Barn there are many leaflets and books that can describe the routes far better than we can. Feel free to use these to plan your walks. There are a number of very helpful websites that list walking routes, see the links to the right.
The fields surrounding West Barn have many footpaths, well sign-posted and maintained by the local walking groups. From the farmhouse, start by going up the lane beside it (leads to paths above or behind West Barn), or down towards the village and also – towards the front – over ‘our stream’ and up to a stile just beyond our front top wall to the right. It is possible to join these paths together or walk further afield, even to Chatsworth.
Below is a list with descriptions of walks that we have done, some are local and that may not appear in the guide books. Serious walkers may be amused as these are of a “recreational” nature!
Walks worth exploring
- Padley Gorge from the NT Longshaw estate
- Lathkill Dale
- Mam Tor at Castleton
- Chrome Hill at Hollinsclough
- Baslow, Curbur & Frogatt Edges
- Stanedge Edge, Hathersage