Atlas Discovery Tours Now Offering Peak District Walks
Visiting the Peak District? Let an Atlas Discovery Walking Guide take you on a wonderful tour around the local area. Our walks can be tailored to suit your stamina, fitness and simply where you would like to walk. With our knowledge of the local area we have put together a fabulous agenda of walks.
Please see below some of our wonderful walks available but please contact me and we can discuss where you are staying, what you would like to see or if you are open to suggestions we are happy to help. All walks are from £25 per tour for a full day. Maximum of 5 persons per tour due to Covid-19 regulations.
I hope to meet you on a walk in the future. Best Wishes and Stay Safe and Well. Diane Carter Tour Organiser and Director
The Roaches Walks and Eerie Lud’s Church £30 per Tour
The Roaches is an awesome rock formation on the borders of Leek, a true favourite walk of mine as I am constantly amazed by this natural creation. Walking up onto the ridge and through these huge boulders with fabulous views over the Tittesworth Reservoir and surround countryside offers escape, wonder and adventure. Enjoy folk tales along the route including the horror of the Doxy Pool, King Dougie’s reign and the hermit cave.
Followed by a woodland walk into the eerie Lud’s Church, with its history of both Christian and Pagan identity; this hike will delight any walker.
4 hour Walk though can be tailored to suit
The Hidden Trail to Tittesworth Reservoir £25 per Tour
A stunning Walk from Leek; a market town in the Peak District. From the town centre we follow a country trail down into the Upper Churnet Valley, crossing the river on its way around Leek to the surrounding villages including; Consall, Froghall and Oakamoor towards the River Trent. This is a delightful walk for water lovers with rippling streams, tiny brooks meandering in and out of our journey and the main highlight ; the Tittesworth Reservoir with its wildlife and nature reserve renown for a variety of birds. With stunning views of the Roaches and Hen Cloud from all directions bring your camera for some wonderful views.
2 – 4 hour walk options
Family Friendly Walk
Interested in a Private individually created walk please contact me for more details.
Wirksworth Trains, Quarries and Autumn Leaves £30 per Tour
A fun and varied terrain walk starting from the National Stone Centre on the High Peak Trail passing Black Rocks with stunning views over Cromford.
The route covers various landscape; walking on old steam train tracks passing Quarries and historical stations, with a couple of ‘run away crash relics’
We then follow a woodland way heading up through Bow Woods with a stunning view of Riber Castle against the Peak District, before dropping down into Matlock enjoying lunch in the Bandstand. Finally we head off on the Limestone Way up to Bonsal with awesome views of the Derwent valley, before taking on our final challenge up through the woods to Middleton top and back over the fields to the trail that leads us back to the car park.
Eyam with Awesome Views over Curbar Edge £35 per Tour
This is a fabulous challenging walk taking in the countryside village of Eyam walking along the River Derwent to Baslow where we head off onto the high Curbar and Froggatt Edge. Often deer are spotted in this region as an added delight to the awesome views and rock formations.
Eyam was a village hit with plague in the 17th century and many cottages have plaques with memoirs to the families who died. We start the walk at the free car park and head off into the town. We pass Riley’s graves, a sad memorial to a family of young children who died of the plague. Many of the residents were buried outside the town to protect others from the spread of the disease.
The views from the edges are amazing and on our last visit we were blessed by herds of Stags and Does; although blended into the Autumn trees you could hear the runts.
Also lots of grouse and birds of prey frequent this area. The rocks make for superb photo opportunities too but this walk is not for the faint hearted although we do stay well away from the edges.
Good Fitness and Stamina Required
5 – 6 Hour Walk although can be tailored to suit
Interested in a Private individually created walk please contact me for more details
Lots more to Follow…