Peak District Walks for Children


At Let’s Go Peak District we believe that it’s hugely important to get the younger generation enjoying the great outdoors, and the Peak District offers fantastic opportunities to spark their interest. The more that children can learn to appreciate and love the countryside, the better it is for all of us; a connection with nature not only improves their physical and mental health but also paves the way for a lifetime of respect and responsibility for the environment.

How many of us take care of the countryside now because we were handed down a love of our natural surroundings from our parents when we were kids?

Our Peak District Walks for Children are written specifically with kids in mind. The routes are shorter for little legs (although not necessarily easier, kids love to scramble!) and there are plenty of kid-friendly distractions along the way, including caves to explore, trees to climb, streams to paddle in and even rope swings to play on. We have a great selection of suggestions for you here, from the mysterious woodlands at Padley Gorge to the heights of Robin Hood’s Stride. So for a Peak District Day Out that all the family will remember, pack up a picnic and pick a route!


Peak District Walks Derbyshire Walks Kids' Walks Less than 5 miles

Kids’ Walk: Robin Hood’s Stride (2.7 miles)

Distance  2.7 miles Time  2-3 hours Terrain  Field paths and country lanes Accessibility  Stiles and squeeze stiles, uneven terrain Start and End Point  Postcode DE4 2BW - /// thousands.sank.flash Ideal For  Kids aged 8 and over Map  Ordnance Survey Explorer OL24 Print-friendly PDF of route GPX track Introduction This Amazing Robin Hood's Stride Walk is a great one for adventurous kids and their adventurous grown-ups!  There are trees to climb, huge rocks to scramble over, a hermit’s cave to explore and a rope swing to play on.  Robin Hood’s Stride is a fabulous collection of rocks perched high on a hill, perfect for climbing and scrambling, and there are fantastic...
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Let's Explore Derbyshire Walks Kids' Walks Less than 5 miles Peak District Walks

Kids’ Walk: Three Shires Head (3.8 miles)

Details Three Shires Head Kids Walk Distance  3.8 miles Time  3-4 hours Terrain  Grassy footpaths and country lanes Accessibility  Moderate - stiles and squeeze stiles, some uneven terrain Start and End Point  Grid Ref SJ 99852; Postcode SK17 0SU; /// Ideal For  Kids aged 6 and over Map  Ordnance Survey Explorer OL24 Print-friendly PDF of Route GPX Track of Route Introduction This Three Shires Head walk is quite a distance but it’s very pretty and the terrain is not too challenging, so it should suit kids aged 6 years and over or those with a bit of stamina!  Three Shires Head is where the counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and...
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A very important word! Please set the best example for your kids: take all your litter away with you and remember that barbecues and fires are not permitted in the Peak District. Also please bear in mind that the Peak District is a natural environment with all the natural hazards that come with that. Take extra care when climbing on rocks or playing near water. Grown-ups, please make sure all children in your care are supervised. Wear waterproof clothes if it’s rainy and sunscreen if it’s sunny. All walks are undertaken at your own risk.

Remember, we provide the walk, you provide the common sense!