Boundary Walk

The current Peak District National Park boundary is almost identical to the one drawn up and proposed by Ethel and Gerald 80 years ago. We’ve been working on this exciting boundary walk project for nearly two years and now have a new long distance walk which never strays far from that boundary and celebrates not only the huge diversity of our first national park but also its historical significance.

The walk:

  • Covers nearly 200 miles of stunning scenery
  • Follows existing paths, tracks and quiet lanes
  • Enjoys a wonderful mix of all that our beautiful Peak District has to offer from dramatic crags and open moorland to quiet woodlands and popular trails
  • Explores the Peak District’s industrial heritage, breath-taking views and some little known backwaters through rarely trod corners of the Park.
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Volunteering opportunities

Although the route follows existing footpaths and public rights of way, there are still a lot of jobs we’d like to do to maintain and improve the walk including:

  • Writing to businesses on the route (retail and hospitality mainly), telling them about the walk and inviting them to support it
  • Taking photographs for the second print run of the book
  • Checking the route periodically and reporting any maintenance issues
  • Organising a start and finish marker plaque or other installation
  • Organising challenge events around the boundary walk theme
  • Improving signage of the route

Do get in touch with Julie if you’d like to help. Or call 0114 279 2655