We spent the evening before looking at various walks within the national park. Eventually narrowing it down to about 3 options, we settled on the Castleton & Mam Tor Circular. A medium difficulty walk, at around 6 miles long.
I was especially interesting in this route because I had never experience Cave Dale. The walk starts at the Castleton Visitor Centre. It leads through the pretty village before passing through a narrow opening on the public bridleway. Finally, it takes you into the stunning dry limestone valley of Cave Dale. As we climbed we turned around. The views are stunning. Hope Valley and Lose Hill and in particular the view of the Norman Fortress, Peveril Castle. This is a definite revisit for me – ideally in the snow.