One of the best things about the Peak District is that you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Up on the top of Kinder Scout or Thorpe Cloud, it can be so peaceful and remote that the rest of the world seems a million miles away – yet some of England’s liveliest cities are much closer than you think.
To the east, you’ll find Sheffield, City of the Peaks – an irresistible blend of green open spaces and cutting-edge urban chic famous for its wide-ranging events, just minutes away from some of the most breathtaking countryside in Britain.
Derby – celebrated for its varied culture, shopping, events and entertainment – is a great base for a city break as the southern gateway to the area, at the start of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, which stretches 15 miles north to Matlock Bath.
Escape to the wonderful wildness of the Peak District, knowing that the bright lights of the city are never far away.