Walking cures all in our eyes. Getting out into nature helps us at The Yorkshireman rebalance and relax. Getting the family involved as well just makes the experience even better. And, sometimes the pull of stepping stones is all it takes to get the kids enthused about something other than their X Box and a Peak District stepping stones walk does just that.
The Peak District is a fantastic national park that straddles a range of counties including Yorkshire, and as it’s just a stone’s throw from Sheffield, we tend to head out to it most weekends. Especially with its range of fantastic Peak District pubs to visit for some great ales and food afterwards.
We know, we know it’s in Derbyshire, but that doesn’t stop it from being any more incredible. The Dovedale stepping stones are such a fun walk and one of the most popular attractions in all of the Peak District National Park.
The walk takes you across a wooden bridge where you’ll be greeted by the River Dove. Above you is Thorpe Cloud which reaches 287 metres high.
As yo follow the River Dove you’ll reach the famous stepping stones and cross to climb to the top of Thorpe Cloud, after having fun on the 16 limestone-capped stones that allow a crossing over the River Dove in Dove Valley of course.
Up top of Thorpe Cloud, you can experience some fantastic views
Found near the famous town of Buxton, Chee Dale is a fantastic walk where ramblers can enjoy negotiating slippery stepping stones. Not too far from Yorkshire, the lesser-known gorge is found in the Upper Wye Valley along the Monsal Trail.
The protected nature reserve has all sorts of wildlife to observe such as dippers, chiffchaff and the willow warbler. You can enjoy a walk starting and finishing at Topley Pike layby.
Crystal-clear waters and rolling hills are the perfect antidotes to the change in weather over the coming months. So make sure that you don your jacket and boots and get out and enjoy nature. There’s no better antidote than a bit of fresh air and exercise.
The impressive Peak District stepping stones walk across the River Derwent can be found below Offerton, and are believed to be part of a coffin route from Abnet Moor & Highlow to Hathersage.
The Hathersage area is very idyllic and well worth it to see gorgeous leafy surroundings and historic village. The stepping stones is a Hope Valley walk to add to the list of gems to head to.
If you enjoy beautiful views combined with some light execerise then make sure you give the Hathersage stepping stones walk this year.