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Support the Friends!
With thanks to University of Derby students, we’re offering three fantastic routes at our annual fundraising Magnificent Walk event. All routes will start in Buxton at the University’s outdoor education centre: Oaklands Manor (on the A5004, old Manchester Road).



  • Fabulous Four – 4 miles
    A gentle stroll in the woodlands around Buxton with (optional!) nature based activities for younger walkers and families. Registration: 9.30-10.30am.
  • Excellent Eight – 8 miles
    We’ll bus you to Pym Chair, from where the route stays high with spectacular views of three counties. Along the ridge to Shining Tor, down Stake Side ridge to Errwood Reservoir, round Bunsal Cob and along a dismantled railway with a panoramic view across the Goyt Valley, then back via The Beet. Registration: 9am-10am.
  • Tremendous Twenty – 20 miles 
    This challenging walk will take you through interesting and varied landscapes in three Counties, much of it at high level with extensive views: via the Goyt Valley, Errwood Hall, Shining Tor, Cat & Fiddle, Three Shire Heads, Gradbach, Danebridge, Lud’s Church and the Roaches, ending at the Winking Man pub for transport back to the Centre. Registration: 8.30-9.30am

Cost: £10 for adults (£12 on the day). Children (under the age of 16) free. But please feel free to donate more!

Join a group: if you want to walk in a group with a leader on the Tremendous Twenty mile walk, just let us know.

Coffee/tea and breakfast butties (£2.50 each) will be available at the beginning of the walk, and coffee/tea and cakes at the end.

All proceeds will support our work to protect the magnificent Peak District.

For more information call 0114 279 2655 or email


For Top Tips and what you’ll need to bring, click here.

For somewhere to stay while you’re in the area:


With special thanks to James Mitchell and his team at the University of Derby.