In 1951 the Peak District became the UK first National Park located in the 555 square miles between Sheffield and Manchester. This fantastic landscape has geographical variety, while hosting a tremendously treasured and diverse amount of wildlife. The White Peak, takes its name from the underlying limestone and is a charming mosaic of idyllic vaillages, pastures, woods and valleys. Mark Richards' guide to walking the southern dales of the White Peak area looks at the areas between Ashbourne, Matlock, Buxton and Leek. 30 easy circular routes cross the high plateau and follow the Dove, Manifold and Hamps rivers through the dales in the UK’s first National Park. One of two new Cicerone guides to the White Peak.
- A wide selection of easy cicular routes of up to 10 miles, illustrated with OS map extracts.
- Part of Cicerone's three-volume series of guides to the peak district.