Family hiking in the Peak District

Baslow Edge walk

There’s nothing better than a long walk across the dales, over drystone walls, towards a good old English pub for lunch. Pre-kids we used to grab an Ordnance Survey map and hike for a good few hours before drying off and warming up in front of a cosy log fire with a pint. But once the kids came along, our priorities changed; we wanted walks that were not too long, with natural play areas along the way, and perhaps ending with an ice-cream, hot chocolate, or even a playground.

Family walks are the top things to do in the Peak District and every single walk on this website has been tested out by kids. It’s not until the kids give us a thumbs up, that we know we can share it with you. This also enables us to note what kids will enjoy on the walk, which sections they may find difficult, and also give us an idea of timings.

We’ve got over 30 family walks detailed on this website, and they are separated separated into short and easy family walks (these are between 1-8km) and pushchair friendly walks.

short family walks link
Pram friendly walks link

For all walks, make sure you’re prepared with the right gear (from hiking boots, to paper map, to the all important snacks). Also check out our top tips for hiking with kids to get those little legs moving.

what to take hiking link
hiking tips link

Our top Peak District walk recommendations for families

Lud's Church walk
Hartington walk