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Spring adventures in the Peak District

Discover new places and wonderful walks in the Peak District, by train. Here are our recommendations of where to visit. We’ll leave you to plan your own walking routes.

Climb Castle Naze for stunning views

Fill your lungs with spring air and your soul with a stunning view, by climbing Castle Naze. This rocky outcrop towers over Chapel-en-le-Frith, giving 360 degree views of High Peak countryside, all the way to Manchester. 
Nearest station: Chapel-en-le-Frith. This would make a great station-to-station walk from Dove Holes station to Chapel-en-le-Frith station via Cowlow Lane, too.

Spot spring flowers and ducklings along Peak Forest Canal

Take an easygoing stroll along Peak Forest Canal. The canal is a great place to spot spring wildlife and watch colourful narrowboats pass by. Enjoy refreshments in one of Disley, New Mills or Whaley Bridge’s cafes before retracing your steps, or hopping on the train to return to your starting destination.
Nearest stations: The canal can be easily reached from Disley, New Mills Newtown, Furness Vale and Whaley Bridge stations. The section between Furness Vale and New Mills Newtown is an accessible, 2.5km walk, perfect for wildlife watching.

Enjoy a picnic in Manor Park

Warmer weather = picnic weather! Manor Park is a great family-friendly destination, with playgrounds, sensory garden, skate park and Pavilion cafe. You might spot some ducklings on the lake, or enjoy a ride on the miniature railway which runs at weekends and in school holidays between April and September.
Nearest station: Glossop. Download our Walks from Glossop Station leaflet for a map of how to get to Manor Park, or collect a leaflet from the station.

Celebrating spring in the Peak District

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