As part of English Tourism Week your District Council has launched a brand new guide to the Limestone Way.
This superb 46-mile linear walk through the heart of the Derbyshire Dales is named after the rock which was formed 300 million years ago.
The Limestone Way is a waymarked long distance route with spectacular scenery and views along the way, and it offers an ideal short break walking holiday at any time of the year.
Following footpaths and tracks, the route passes through dramatic dales and several picturesque villages, with a wealth of heritage sites including historic houses and churches and an ancient stone circle.
Councillor Tony Morley, the District Council's economy champion, said:
"We are delighted to launch this new guidebook to the Limestone Way during English Tourism Week. This a superb walking route that takes in some of the best scenery in England, and we hope that lots of walkers will enjoy it and discover the huge choice of walks in the Derbyshire Dales."
The new guide to the route , which was checked in advance of publication by District Council Walking for Health volunteer leaders, includes description, maps and photos and is available for just £3.50 (including post and packaging) and can be ordered online.
The waymarkers for the route show a ram’s head, and the route is also marked on Ordnance Survey maps - plus there there's a wide choice of places to stop for refreshments and stay overnight along the way, including farmhouses, traditional inns and hotels.
Pictured at the top of the page with the new guide are the District Council's Walking for Health Officer Howard Griffith and volunteer walk leaders Marcus Gray and Philip Burnham.
- Also to mark English Tourism Week, which runs to 25 March, the District Council has created a new Facebook page called Walk the Derbyshire Dales, where local people and visitors to the delightful Dales are inviting to share their favourite walks.