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What our readers have to say

It really is wonderful when we receive a message from a reader to say how useful Peak District Kids has been for them. This website is all about helping and inspiring families to get out exploring the National Park responsibly, and every single message makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside, knowing that we’re doing something right.

These are what some of our readers have to say…

Thank you for the walk recommendations on your site 😊 My 3 year old who refuses to walk 90% of the time happily did the Stanton Moor walk and the Alport River walk. My 6 year old loved both choices. It was a solo parent adventure and I honestly don’t think I would have had the courage to try these walks without your site.

Liana Kohli

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you. I came across your website by accident whilst searching for walks around Dovedale, and today we did your Dovedale circular walk, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The instructions are really clear and the photos help you to make sure that you are on the right track. I have to confess that we don’t have children! We are in our early sixties and are up here for a few days celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary (we got married in Ashbourne, and I grew up in Tutbury, with grandparents living in Brassington). I think your website is equally useful for us as well as those with families.


We’ve just had week’s camping holiday near Ashbourne, and have used your website so much. We have done the Roaches, Thorpe Cloud, Ilam Park, Thor’s Cave and Lud’s Church walks using your brilliant information and loved them all. Thank you!


Your guide was invaluable for our family trip to the Peak District – the walking guides are brilliant. Thank you!


I’m so pleased I found your website and Facebook group. Very easy to navigate and a wealth of information. Thank you!

G Frost

Really enjoyed your walks for Lud’s Church, The Roaches, Thor’s Cave, Chee Dale and Theee Shires. Fantastic website and very well laid out, easy to follow instructions. thank you so much!

Claire Sythes

Thanks for the info and excellent instructions. we really enjoyed this walk (Robin Hoods Stride)

Jane Laybourn

We’ve just had a lovely holiday with our 2 boys aged 6 and 3, and we have used your wonderful site all week. We have done walks, playgrounds and caves, and all the information you provided was brilliant! Thanks so much!


We’ve just got home from doing this walk (Middleton to Youlgreave), it never stopped raining, we are soaked and we had a great time😄 We can’t wait to go back in the summer! We love your walks and are so thankful you created this page🥰


A great resource for me bringing my two girls, 5yr and 4yr, to the peaks. Would have taken a lot longer to plan the trip without this amazing resource. Will be sure to use again! Thank you very much

Richard Barlow

Thank you for all the fab walk info and step by step guides! we loved the Stand wood walk at Chatsworth, Solomon’s Temple and the Monsal Dale was our fave! would have done more but the weather this week hasn’t been too friendly (it was very wet and windy at the top of Solomon’s temple!)

Caroline E

Thanks Jenny, we’d quite literally have been lost without your guides recently!


Thank you for an absolutely fabulous walk around Higger Tor. Your instructions were very clear so our youngest enjoyed directing us as he’d read the way we were going beforehand 🙂


Fantastic website with lots of great ideas for walking/cycling/scooting around the peak district. Keep going!


Thanks so much for the walk info on your website. Its my “go-to” place for inspiration for days out, and planning routes with my son. The instructions for both parking and route finding are always spot on. We’ve done quite a few now and am currently planning a couple for half term. Thanks so much


Just signed up as we have a keen explorer aged 12 with autism/adhd and I cannot believe I came across your website absolutely thrilled! Thank you so much it’s brilliant as we have a younger daughter aged 10 that’s not so keen on being outdoors. The website is just brilliant thank you so much! 

Kim-Marie Gerrard

Brilliant, informative website. was inspired to book a holiday with my son after reading all the things there were to do here. Knockerdown Cottages accom as recommended was excellent too. So good to have honest and detailed insights. thank you.


A really exceptionally useful site which has been put together with an obvious care and attention by people who know and love the Peak District.

Dugan Aylen

Loving this website for helping me plan a Peak District trip in October- thank you!

Jenny Craig

Fantastic resource!! Travelled to the area by myself with two kids and this website helped me find the best kid friendly and beautiful hikes. Thank you so much!


Thanks for your brilliant website and FB page – found them whilst on holiday in the Peak District and it’s been the best resource to plan our days out!

Helen Mcintyr

We really enjoyed our bike ride on the Monsal trail, starting at Hassop where we hired our bikes, and cycling up hill to the very end where we stopped for a coffee before freewheeling all the way back to Hassop!

Becky Hinton

Hi Jenny, Found your website while preparing for a recent 2-week stay near Wirksworth. Did the Three Shires Head Walk (great!) and took inspiration from a couple of others while not exactly following your walk (Chee Dale stepping stones and the Sycamore at Parwich!) Thanks!


What a fantastic website! I was looking for pub walks & pram friendly options. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this so comprehensive 😊


We just wanted to thank you for a fabulous day out. We are a family of 7 (5 kids aged 5-17) from London staying near Leek on holiday. We followed the circular Roaches walk today from your website and we all had the best day! We think it’s the first time we were able to follow a walk with complete confidence and not get lost as we followed your photographic instructions. It was brilliant. We even took your advice and drove to the Tittesworth Reservoir and playground afterwards and enjoyed that too. Thank you so much! 

Family Youngerwood

We have just returned from a week in the Peak District with 4 children aged between 3-7. Your website was so helpful and central to us having such a great time. We all loved our visit to Thornbridge Hall. So pleased we packed swimming gear for the children. 5 hours (hadn’t expected to stay that long) of fishing and lining up ducks! Thank you for all the ideas of places to visit, child friendly walks and hints & tips! We will definitely recommend your website to friends.

The Chrysandreas and Luckraft families

Thank you so much… this has made our holiday so easy to plan! we loved the walks and all your suggestions


Thank you so much for your amazing site and the fb group. we have done many things as recommended by you – we wouldn’t have had such a great holiday without all the info! We have eaten at most of the pubs, cafes and ice cream parlours, taken in 4 walks and a cycle ride and much more. Your knowledge and tips have been invaluable 😁


Thank you for such a useful and informative website. We have just returned from our visit to the Peak District and loved it! We had such a great week and can’t wait to visit again. We got so much information from your site so thank you!

Joanna Smallridg

So handy. we did the Padley Gorge and Monsal Head walks. The directions were so easy to use. great to have the pictures as well just to double check. When we return we will certainly use again as looks like so many other fantastic walks to explore.


We just walked Tissington to Parwich walk with yummy lunch at Sycamore Inn and Ice cream at the sweetie shop. glorious – thank you – my girls loved it even when it rained – God bless x


We did the Hathersage stepping stones walk today after reading about it on the Peak District Kids website. So easy to follow thanks to the amazing descriptions and photos! Boys loved crossing the train tracks! Cant wait to come back to the Peak District to do more of the walks once baby number 4 makes her appearance!

Andrea Pearson

Hi Jenny! Thank you for this amazing website. My son is not an outdoor explorer, but he enjoyed climbing up Mam Tor and walking down the Monsal Head circular walk thanks to this website. We already look forward to return to Peak District soon!

Erna R

I am 43 yrs old & was widowed 4 yrs ago. Since then I have suffered from severe anxiety & not wanting to go out & about especially to places I don’t know. Since reading your posts & the excellent details of where to park, gates to go through even down to the pictures, it has given me the confidence to try to go to Hathersage Stepping Stones tomorrow with my boys ☺️ They are 14 & 12 yrs old so just getting them off their Xbox’s is a challenge in itself! But even they seem excited by the new adventures we could have. They like climbing & paddling but no strenuous walks as I have osteoarthritis in my knees. Thanks again for giving me the courage & confidence to do this ☺️💕 xx


You’ve saved me hours of planning and getting lost!

Jo Chapman

Thanks so much for this, it was so helpful when planning our days out with a toddler during a week in the Peak District!


Thanks for the great Lud’s Chruch walk! My partner and I wanted something easy on the way home to London and discovered your website. I really appreciate you including the OS Maps route too!


You have helped us to get out more and explore the area around us. The walks you have on the website are so clearly put with easy to follow instructions, meaning we leave with confidence knowing the walk is going be good.


Thanks so much for this awesome resource. We’ve loved our adventures so far.


Thank you for showing us Peak District through your website! Can’t wait to be back xx


You made our break with your fabulous tips. We can’t wait to come back – with bikes next time! Thanks so much. 😃


Enjoyed the Hathersage Stepping Stones walk in the sunmer and then more recently the short walk starting at Monsal Head. We love the short easy to follow descriptions and the photographs too😊😊

Luke & Sophie Drazek

Have only recently discovered this site, despite living in Derby, we don’t use the Peak District enough! We will now! We are heading out today to Youlgreave, your explanations & pics manage expectations & make it easy to plan, thank you. 

Sally McMillan

Best online resource I’ve found for Derbyshire walks with small children and great directions. Thank you!

Becky C

Have done several of your walks now and loved them!  This resource is just wonderful! Thank you so much x

Libby Robinson

Discovered loads of nice places in the Peak District through your website. Cannot wait to explore the rest. Thank you!


I love your website and all your tips! Please keep sharing them . 


Thank you so so much for this amazing resource Jenny, it’s saving us during Covid! Very best wishes to you and your family

Emma Green