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ACTIVE PEAK

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Activities in the Peak District

Whether you’re a hardened hiker or fair-weather walker, seriously good cyclist or laid-back biker, the Peak District offers plenty of scope to get active. Challenge yourself on a bracing moorland walk or soaring gritstone edge. Stretch your legs with a leisurely stroll along a leafy footpath or riverside walk. In fact, walking in the Peak District is one of the most popular activities people of all abilities can do.  Alternatively, why not try cycling through the Peak District landscape; tackle a tough upland route on your mountain bike or let an electric bike take the strain and enjoy the scenery – it’s up to you.

Our impressive network of footpaths, traffic-free cycle trails and bridleways makes it a pleasure to stroll, pedal or take to horseback as you explore the area – as fast or as slow as you want to. Whatever sport or activity you choose, the sky’s the limit. 

If you're thinking of completing your Active Peak adventure with some camping there is an excellent selection of sites available, from farm campsites and camping barns to five star facilities all in the great outdoors.

Peak District Walking Festival 2014
Walking in the Peak District

ON TWO FEET

Couple walking in the countryside

                                               

 

 
Peak District Cycling

ON TWO WHEELS

Couple cycling in countryside
 
Riding

IN THE SADDLE

Children with a horse
 
 
Wet, wet, wet                                                          

on the water

People by water and in canoes
 
Climbing, Abseiling, Caving, High Wire...

ON THE ROPES

Rock climbers
 
Gliding, Kite Flying, Hot Air Ballooning...

IN THE AIR

Person hang gliding

 

 
 
 
Golf Courses                                             

AT THE TEE

Golf clubs
 

Swimming and Leisure Centres

UNDER A ROOF   

Swimming Pools
 

Brush up on your skills

Painting & Crafts                                                                                     

lady sitting on steps doing a painting at Haddon Hall
 
 
Alton Towers Waterpark
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