I have a couple of friends who live just inside Derbyshire would like to try out a bit of backpacking in the spring. What we were thinking of doing was a simple circle route, ideally parking up at one campsite early on the first day (no probs paying a fee for parking if necessary) and walking to a second campsite for the first night, then walking back to the first campsite preferably by a different route and probably stop there overnight and then go home. We'd be looking to do roughly 10 miles in each direction, keeping it fairly relaxed for the guys who aren't used to carrying the extra weight.
Does anyone have any suggestions for areas or maybe even routes which would be worth looking at on the OS map?
> not being that near Derbyshire myself I don't have a map
Plenty of online mapping:
WheresThePath for route planning
Around Edale/Hope is good
There are a few campsites in the area, decent walking, good pubs with reasonable food.
I stayed at Fieldhead Campsite in Edale and Hardhurst Farm in Hope and found them fine (you may need earplugs for the trains as the Hope Valley line has become increasingly busy but don't let that put you off)
Both listed in UK Campsite
Will give you a chance to see Kinder and some other nice ridge walks with fine views
Coopers Cafe in Edale is good for food every day of the week
It’s not all hill walking and Kendal mint cake
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