5 great Boxing Day walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District

snow path buxton derbyshire

Snowy Buxton - Credit: Sally Mosley

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.

Field barn tree

Field barn near Tideswell - Credit: Sally Mosley

Tideswell and Wheston
December 2019 issue
This perfect winter walk follows a ‘wandering’ of paths, tracks and quiet lanes over a wonderland of White Peak countryside.
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Frosty river Dove

Frosty morning in Dovedale - Credit: Jade Woodrow

December 2018 issue
This moderately strenuous hike circles around the marriage of the rivers Manifold and Dove whilst ambling at the base of reef knoll hills. The route passes through quaint little villages steeped in history that are snuggled into hills once described as looking somewhat like a miniature Switzerland.
Click here to view the details of the Ilam walk

Castleton street Christmas decorations

Castleton decorated for Christmas - Credit: Sally Mosley

December 2016 issue
This walk ascends Cave Dale to high ground for distant views of a truly spectacular landscape before descending to the upper end of the Hope Valley down an ‘earthquake movie’ road.
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Buxton Opera House in the snow

Buxton Opera House in the snow - Credit: Anna Phillips

December 2015 issue
Established by the Romans and visited by Royalty, take an overground, underground tour of Buxton, which is said to be the highest market town in England.
Click here to view the details of the Buxton walk

Matlock street

Matlock - Credit: Sally Mosley

December 2014 issue
a winter wander around Matlock, which is drenched in a varied assortment of architectural features and decorated with numerous blue plaques to commemorate historical importance. After an amble through the park and a riverside stroll the walk ascends to Pic Tor and then Matlock Bank for aerial views following many old paths.
Click here to view the details of the Matlock walk