OVERVIEW OF THE AREA
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The Peak District & Derbyshire straddles the border between the northern highland parts of Britain and the southern lowland counties. This is marked in a variety of ways, and is chiefly seen in the landscape features.
Travelling north from the rolling farmland and the National Forest in the south of the county, you first reach the limestone plateau - here, hedges and fields give way to drystone walls and deeply incised, verdant river valleys and dales - this is the White Peak.
Continuing north eventually brings you to the Edges - the start of high gritstone moorland which sits in an arc across the top of the limestone. This is the Dark Peak - a wild and barren landscape punctuated by weathered tors towering over heather moorland - an area which changes dramatically with local weather and light conditions, but one which has a powerful, stark beauty.
Across this varied landscape lies the Peak District National Park, Britain's first created National Park. There are few areas in this country where you can see such varied landscape within just a few miles.
One destination, many treasures
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