Short Walks in the Peak District, ideal short walks for kids

 

Short Walks in the Peak District

Short Walks in the Peak District

Walking in the Peak District is a fantastic activity for you and your kids. It’s free, you can be spontaneous and it’s a great way to spend quality time together. Our walks are designed to bring out a little bit of adventure, they are great for picnics, and they are great for people of all ages.

The great thing is, everybody knows how to walk, and as soon as your child has mastered the art, they are ready for a short walk in the Peak District, and it is one of the easiest ways to be physically active throughout life, so nurture them young into good habits. You can do it virtually anywhere without special or walking expensive gear – just a comfortable pair of boots.

 

Kids (of all ages) love walking because:

  • It’s fun and interesting – you get to notice things along the way, feel the textures of rocks, spot wildlife, see a rainbow, find things to collect
  • It’s sociable – children love walking with their family and friends, they can talk, laugh and find new things to talk about along the way
  • It makes them feel good – the exercise of walking makes them feel happier and it improves concentration, and general feeling of wellbeing

 

So not to pigeon hole these walks for children only, our collection of Children’s Walks in the Peak District, may also read as, Interesting Walks in the Peak District / Short Walks in the Peak District / Short Circular Walks in the Peak District / An Amble in the Peak District / or, An Afternoon Stroll in the Peak District.

 


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An Easy Trig Walk for Kids from ‘An Ordinary Family of Five’

Trig points are a great way to add a bit of purpose to a walk. Especially if there are kids involved. Most high points across Great Britain, will have a trig point, or a cairn placed on top. Kids like to use these points as a marker and an achievement which spurs them on to walk a little bit easier, and further!
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Kids’ Walk: Padley Gorge (2 miles)

Padley Gorge Kids Walk Padley Gorge Kids Walk Details Distance  2 miles Time  Approx 2 hours Terrain  Woodland trails, uneven, ascents and descents, quiet lanes Accessibility  Uneven terrain, gates, squeeze stiles Ideal For  Kids aged 5 and over Start and End Points  Grid Ref SK 25816; Postcode S32 2JA; /// bridge.result.vibes Map  Ordnance Survey Explorer OL1 Printable PDF of Route Introduction Padley Gorge Kids Walk This Padley Gorge walk is best suited to kids aged 5 and over because of the terrain, and we can pretty much guarantee they’ll love it!  Padley Gorge is the perfect fairy glade; you don’t need much imagination to conjure up magical creatures living among these ancient trees...
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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 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 views from...
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Kids’ Walk: Stanage Edge Walk (2 miles)

Stanage Edge Walk to do with the Kids Stanage Edge Walk details Distance 2.2 miles Time Approx 2 hours Terrain  Hill tracks, rocky, uneven, ascents and descents, woodland trails, quiet lanes Accessibility  Moderate: uneven terrain, one gate, no stiles or squeeze stiles Ideal For  Adventurous kids aged 10 and over Start and End Point  Postcode S32 1BR; /// shout.enjoyable.runs Map  Ordnance Survey Explorer OL1 PDF of Route Introduction This Stanage Edge walk is short but the terrain is a bit challenging, so it may be best suited to older kids or those with a fair bit of stamina!  There are great climbing opportunities on the rocks at Stanage Edge –...
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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; /// interviewer.newest.living Ideal For  Kids aged 6 and over Map  Ordnance Survey Explorer OL24 Print-friendly PDF 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 Cheshire meet.  It’s a...
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