How to walk a Peak to Pub trail with OS Maps

by live for the outdoors |

This spring Trail magazine launched its latest Peak to Pub trail – a glorious long-distance route connecting edges and summits to pubs and pints in the Peak District National Park

Over three days you'll experience some of the best walking routes in the Peak District, finishing off each day in a great pub serving great food and drink (we know this, because we've been there and tested them in he name of research).

If you scroll down this page you'll find full details of how to walk the new trail using the fantastic digital tools in OS Maps, plus details of the our other Peak to Pub Trails in the Lake District and Snowdonia.

Heading for Scafell Pike from Wasdale in the Lakes;

What is a Peak to Pub trail?

Way back in spring 2019 Trail magazine launched what was always intended to be a trilogy of multi-day Peak to Pub trails through three of England’s most popular national parks.

Kicking off with a grand 7-day tour of the Lake District, we then followed it up a year later with a 4-day cracker through the mountains of north Wales. Then the small matter of a pandemic got in the way, but this spring we’re back to finish the job with the Peak District route you’ve hopefully drooled over in the Spring 2023 issue of Trail.

We’ve been there, walked all three routes, drunk the local ales, eaten the home-cooked food, slept in the inns, and can confirm that all three Peak to Pub trails are bonafide classics. But they take a fair bit of logistical planning, which is where the Ordnance Survey and its sparkling array of online tools comes in.

The Ordnance Survey has been Trail’s official routes partner for many years, with every route we publish in the magazine also made available digitally in the award-winning OS Maps app and website combo.

So to make your life as simple as possible when planning your own Peak to Pub pilgrimage, we’ve published all three of these unique long-distance trails in OS Maps. Meaning all you need to do is log in, download the route, then pick a date for your trip.

Peak to Pub - digital route guides

Peak District, Peak to Pub trail (3 days): DIGITAL ROUTE

Lake District, Peak to Pub trail (7 days): DIGITAL ROUTE

Snowdonia, Peak to Pub trail (4 days): DIGITAL ROUTE

Taking a well-earned breather in Snowdonia (Eryri) with Moel Hebog in the distance;

OS Maps – what are the key features?

Mapped route guides

As well as our three PEAK TO PUB trails, choose from millions of ready-made routes from other OS Maps users.
Plus hundreds of past mountain routes from Trail magazine and other recommended route partners.

Create your own routes

Create unlimited routes, follow them on your phone and record where you’ve explored; with stats on distance, time, speed and elevation.

Maps anytime, anywhere

As well as street mapping and high-resolution aerial imagery, an OS Maps subscription gives you digital access to Explorer (1:25K) and Landranger (1:50k) mapping for the whole of Great Britain.

No signal, no problem

Stay safe and stay on track with maps and routes downloaded to your phone, so you can access them even in remote areas with no phone signal.

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Seamless synching

OS Maps works across multiple devices with a single account, so you can plan routes online and save them to your phone, then follow when out in the hills.

Explore 3D landscapes

Use OS Maps online to explore landscapes in stunning 3D, including route fly-throughs.
Or use tabletop 3D mapping on your mobile device, and see every step before you even leave home.

Half price for Trail members

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