The Limestone Way

Walk the Limestone Way

Discover the best of the beautiful 'White Peak' on a superb 46-mile walk across the heart of the Peak District National Park.  'The Limestone Way', named after the rock which was formed 300 million years ago, is a waymarked long distance route with spectacular scenery and views from its start at Castleton in the Hope Valley to its end at Rocester in Staffordshire.  It passes through dramatic dales, a green rolling landscape and several picturesque villages - offering a choice of places to stop for refreshments and stay overnight along the way.

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Limestone Way 2018 front coverA complete route guide with description, maps and photos is available from Derbyshire Dales District Council for just £3.50 (inc p&p).  

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Find your accommodation enroute

The Limestone Way makes an ideal trail walking holiday.  Find your accommodation below (listed north to south along the route). 

Speedwell Barns 800 x 500 pxls

Speedwell House, Castleton

Two self catering dog friendly barns each with double bedroom and double sofa bed in the lounge.  Fully equipped. Private onsite parking and half acre meadow to walk, relax and enjoy with views of Mam Tor, Losehill and Peveril Castle.

T: 07943 196256      E:

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The Merchant's Yard,  Tideswell

The Merchant’s Yard is a 2AA rosette award-winning restaurant with 5 luxury, boutique rooms. The restaurant and rooms are located in the picturesque village of Tideswell in The Peak District.

T:   01298 872442      E:

Vicarage Farm Tideswell 800

Vicarage Farm,  Wheston, Tideswell

We offer a hospitable welcome in farmhouse B&B accommodation. Built in 1637 and set in acres of landscaped gardens and woods, enjoy stunning views, large en-suite bedrooms, beautiful dining conservatory and locally sourced, delicious home cooking.

 T: 01298 871737    E:


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The Anglers Rest, Millers Dale

Famous riverside family run pub next to the Monsal Trail in Millers Dale. Open all day everyday for drinks 12noon - 11pm. Homemade food served daily.

T:  01298 871323   E:

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Arbor Low B & B, Monyash

Farmhouse set midway along the Limestone Way, halfway between Monyash and Youlgreave. Stunning views, two bedrooms lounge dining room. Books board games TV log fires. Evening meal on request for walkers without transport.

T: 07971 779501   E: 

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The Old Bakery,  Youlgrave

We offer wonderful B & B or self catering accommodation in the heart of Youlgreave. The Old Bakery has two twin rooms with a private guest lounge and private entrance.

T: 01629 630005  E:

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The Bull's Head,  Youlgrave

Traditional village pub offering B&B with four rooms. 

T: 01629 636307  E:

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YHA Youlgreave,  Youlgreave

YHA Youlgreave is perfectly positioned for enjoying the walking in the  Peak District.  The Limestone Way passes through the village.

T: 07725 426450       E:

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Sheriff Lodge B&B,  Matlock

Elegant B&B with 5ensuite bedrooms and a high standard of decoration throughout. Extensive a la carte breakfast menu.  Sitting room, delightful garden and licensed bar.  No children.  Afternoon teas available to guests.

T:  01629 760760  E:


Bassetwood Farm

Bassettwood Farm B&B,  Tissington

Beautiful farmhouse location, 2 double rooms with ensuite shower rooms. Full breakfast menu and an evening meal can be provided by prior arrangement.

T:  07952 432096       E:

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Glendon Guest House,  Matlock

A traditional style Victorian villa B&B combining historic elegance with modern facilities.  Located in the centre of Matlock, close to train station and other amenities.  A warm welcome with individually styled rooms with en-suite facilities.  

T:  01629 584732  E:

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Beechenhill Farm,  Ilam

Award winning, eco-friendly and a beautiful place to stay, this family farm sits in a stunning spot just up the hill from Ilam. It has three self-catering holiday cottages

T: 4. 01335 310274    E: