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Britain's first National Park has a special place in the hearts of millions of visitors - from surrounding towns and cities, the UK and all over the globe.

Its internationally-important and protected landscapes and wildlife mean different things to different people. For some it's a wild and wonderful setting for outdoor activities, including the many that enjoy walks in the Peak District National Park.  Or there's  cycling, abseiling and even yachting to enjoy. For others it's their favourite spot for a meal out - featuring fine local produce - with family and friends.



The Peak District National Park

A special protected landscape of 555 square miles about the size of Greater London at the heart of the UK, the first National Park in the UK.


Your Right of Way                 

Right of Way in Peak District National Park

1,867 miles of Rights of Way, 202 square miles of open access land and 58 miles of cycle and accessible traffic-free trails.  Come and enjoy the Peak District National Park.


Dark Peak, White Peak

The Peak District National Park takes action to conserve the distinctive and outstanding landscapes of the gritstone Dark Peak and limestone White Peak.


Long distance trails

The Pennine Way  the Trans Pennine Trail and Pennine Bridleway  pass through the Peak District National Park and are accessible to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.


Stay a while                     

We actively support the Environmental Quality Mark, quality assessed accommodation that celebrates, respects and conserves the special qualities of the Peak District National Park.


Living and Learning                  

We believe that learning never stops and there is so much to learn in the Peak District National Park.  With a range of learning services and Events there's something for everyone.


The Peak District National Park Authority is a public body made up of members and officers. Members are the people who make decisions. They are responsible for setting policies and priorities, ensuring resources are well used and money is well spent.

Officers are employees who work to the policies and carry out the decisions made by members. On routine matters members ask officers to take decisions directly, in line with agreed policies and our customer service charter.


The Trans Pennine Trail

  • The Trans Pennine Trail is an exciting, innovative, national recreational route that's over 350 miles long. With the coast to coast section between Southport and Hornsea providing a 215 mile section and the addition of our north - south link between Leeds and Chesterfield and a spur to York there's plenty of route to explore.
  • Within the Peak Park the Trans Pennine Trail also links with the Pennine Way, Pennine Cycleway and Pennine Bridleway.
  • The whole of the 350 miles of route is available for walkers and cyclists with 70% also available for equestrians. More information is available.
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