The Pathfinder Guides book on the Peak District - White Peak is the perfect guide to this wonderful corner of Britain. Much of this part of the Peak is actively farmed and, away from the moors, as there are fewer swathes of open access land, it is important to follow recognised paths.
Several walks explore the higher ground of the region, which, like all hill areas, is susceptible to changeable weather and demands adequate equipment and experience. Even in the sheltered dales, walking can be demanding and, although climbs and descents may be relatively short, they are often abrupt.
In the most popular gorges, good paths have been laid, but elsewhere the terrain is often rocky and, in wet conditions, limestone, polished by the passage of innumerable feet, and steep grass slopes can become very slippery.
In an area where there is so much worthy of exploration, the difficulty is not in what to include, but rather what to leave out. This collection has been chosen to explore the many different aspects of the countryside and sometimes include, or lie close to, another attraction.
Amongst the notable things to see are Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall as well as many museums such as the lead museum at Matlock Bath and that relating the harrowing story of 17th-century plague in Eyam.