So many of our guests here at Combs Valley Campsite are avid walkers and have come on a walking holiday to experience the stunning scenery and breathtaking views that the Peak District has to offer.
Our campsite is surrounded by the Goyt Valley and the Peak District National Park and our guests enjoy the view over the reservoir all year round. Several footpaths lead onto some of the Peak District’s best walks, straight from the campsite. This is why we have created a guide to show you all of the amazing walks that start at Combs Valley Campsite.
Combs to Chapel en-le-frith
The scenic walk from Combs to Chapel en-le-frith is a great way to kick off your walking holiday in the Peak District. You can reach the beginning of the walk by heading from our campsite directly to The Combs Reservoir Car Park which is only a short distance away.
The walk covers 3.5 miles and follows the banks of the reservoir, you will need to venture across a series of fields before you end up in the village of Combs. Once in Combs, you will pass the Beehive Inn (we’ll leave it up to you to decide whether to pop in for a pint).
Continue straight on and head up towards Bankhill farm, the walk will start to get fairly steep before descending towards the railway. This section of the route provides an amazing view across Combs Reservoir and is the perfect place to stop and take your surroundings. Once you’ve finished admiring the reservoir, you’ll need to head across Chapel en-le-frith Golf Course before returning to the car park where you can then make your way up to the campsite.
Combs Moss (Castle Naze)
Combs Moss is a popular local walk that takes you up to Castle Naze. Castle Naze is a triangular Iron Age hillfort, occupying approximately 0.9 hectares (2.25 acres). The hillfort is situated roughly two kilometres to the west of Dove Holes, overlooking the picturesque Combs Valley and reservoir. You will need to head to Chapel en-le-frith station where you can begin the walk, the first part of the walk is uphill until you reach Parkfield House and the northwest corner of Castle Naze. On your way back down, you may want to stop and admire the stunning views of Kinder Scout, Rushup and Hucklow Edges and as you come to the end of your walk you will get an equally great view of the Combs Reservoir where you can follow the path down into Combs Village.
The walk around ladder hill is a circular route near Whaley Bridge, beginning in Combs village the route covers 5 miles and finishes back at the same spot. The walk is a great way to see the spectacular views of Combs and Fernilee Reservoirs.
From Combs Village, you will need to walk up towards the TV mast on Ladder Hill and then head along the road to The Shall Cross (10th Century High Cross). There is then a path down to Combs reservoir where you can stop for a picture and take in the breathtaking views. Finally, you can walk alongside the reservoir which will take you back into Combs and past the Beehive Inn which is a great local lunch spot.
Combs circular walks
Several circular walks start and finish in Combs, they all vary in length meaning there’s something for everyone.
Walk 1- Starting at Combs Valley Campsite, this is the shortest circular walk, at 3.5 miles long this walk will take you around Combs where you can experience the agriculture and architecture that has shaped the village.
Walk 2- This walk is perfect if you want to go a little further, at 4.75 miles you will walk around Combs passing by the sites of village mills, meanwhile taking in some of the highest and lowest points of the village.
Walk 3- This final Combs walk is not for the faint-hearted, at 10 miles long you will experience all the sites of the village whilst walking close to the parish boundary.
The Peak District is home to some of the most stunning scenic walks and above are just some of the walks that start at Combs Valley Campsite. There are many other walks in the local area that are easily accessed by car such as Kinder Scout, Padley Gorge and Monsal Dale.
Whether you’re coming to the Peak District for a hard-core walking holiday or you just want to head out on a casual stroll whilst taking in some stunning views of the national park, we would love to welcome you to Combs Valley Campsite. We are an all-year-round campsite suitable for tents, caravans and camper vans nestled in a beautiful valley within Derbyshire. Book with us and start your Peak District walking adventure today.