The Half round

6 Reserves
55km / 35mi
1400m / 4600ft

The half round that’s still full of adventure

The Half Round links up 6 Derbyshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves over approximately 50- 55km route with 1600m ascent. Giving you a great taste of both the Dark and White Peak District landscape and to tempt you to step up to the Full Round!

The round can be completed in one outing or in sections over consecutive days – there are a number of places to stay along the route.

The route conveniently passes through several towns and villages which will enable you to stock up on supplies as you go around including; Bakewell, Eyam, Hope, Bradwell and Tideswell.

Route highlights

Some of the places you can look forward to passing on the full Wild Peak round

Recommended route

As long as all 6 reserves are visited and you start / finish from the Inov8 Shop, Kings Street, Bakewell, you are free to choose your own route. We have provided a route below as an illustration to show how you might link them.

The waypoints

This is the list of the nature reserves which can be visited in any order, starting and finishing at the Inov8 store in Bakewell.

Nature reservesGrid Ref.Description
Start/FinishSK21726 68460Inov8 Shop, Kings Street, Bakewell.
Thornhill CarrsSK19715 84870Northern end of the reserve adjacent to Thornhill Trail
Hadfields QuarrySK16166 82382Just inside the reserve entrance
OverdaleSK18354 80616Just inside the reserve by a stone stile
Miller’s DaleSK14324 73275Alongside the Monsal trail, outside the reserve entrance
Priestcliffe LeesSK15124 73020Up steps from the Monsal trail just inside reserve by existing panel
Cramside WoodSK16751 72707To the side of the footpath track

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