Distance; 4 miles 2 hours
Route; from Peak Forest uphill along the Limestone Way before bearing left across moorland (invisible today) and back downhill to Peak Forest again. Parking on Church Lane. We used Short Circular Walks in the Peak National Park by Pat and Peter Tidsall for very clear and easy to follow directions.
Facilities; nonexistent today (Sunday) although I believe there are cafes in the village but the walk doesn’t go past them. Definitely a ‘go before you go out’ walk.
This walk started in Peak Forest which, to my surprise, isn’t a forest; it’s a village on the A623.
Although it was a short walk it was very good exercise, particularly in the early sections with plenty of ascent. My dodgy knees were grateful for the sticks.
I hope we can do this walk again in the summer as today the weather was bleak and grey and the views nonexistent. To compensate, though, we had the crunch of snow underfoot and the crispness of the cold air to motivate us around the circuit. We didn’t stop for lunch!