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    Peveril Castle Walk

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    Very Easy
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    0.6 km
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    59 m
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    Peveril Castle Walk

    At 0.6 km overall length, the Peveril Castle Walk isn’t so much a long-distance journey as it is a journey back in time. The switchback path will lead you uphill to the site of a Norman Castle that is still in fairly decent condition considering it dates to the 11th Century. The Castle also overlooks Cave Dale and the Hope Valley, which makes it a great spot for sightseeing in addition to the historical interests. Although this is an easy route, the trail does feature some steps that could make travel difficult for families with pushchairs.

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    Route Description for Peveril Castle Walk

    Not only is the Peveril Castle Walk a great short distance family walk, but it is also perfectly suited for those that have a keen interest in history. The trail sets out from the side of the road and climbs uphill along a switchback path to arrive at the site of a walled castle complex that dates back to the era of the Norman Conquest. Here, you can explore the grounds and investigate the ruins of the 11th Century buildings, while also gazing out at the picturesque landscape of Hope Valley. After finishing up your sightseeing tour, head back along the same trail to return back to your vehicle.

    Other amazing walks in Peak District National Park

    Check out our guides to Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Stanage Edge, Dovedale, and Padley Gorge. Or see all of our Peak District walks on 10Adventures.

    Getting to the Peveril Castle Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Peveril Castle Walk from Hope, head west on Castleton Road/A6187 for 2.4 km and continue straight onto Back Street. After 122 m, make a slight right onto Market Place, following it for 44 m. From here, turn right and you will find the trailhead on the left side of the road.

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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