Crunching leaves, vibrant views and golden hues make autumn the perfect time to explore the Peak District and Derbyshire.

Lace up your walking boots and head out for an autumn stroll, just don't forget your camera! Share your favourite autumnal moments with us using #UniqueDistrict.

Beresford Dale
Nestled in the beautiful Dove Valley, Beresford Dale is a tranquil, charming miniature of the popular Derbyshire 'gem' Dovedale. Enjoy riverside walks (just a stone's throw from Hartington, the famous home of local cheese-making), and enjoy glorious displays of autumn colour.

Padley Gorge
A photographer's paradise, the magical Padley Gorge on the National Trust's Longshaw Estate is a must-visit autumnal beauty spot. Wrap up for a stunning stroll past streams and waterfalls, admire majestic woodland and photograph the glorious golden-hued leaves.

Lumsdale Falls
Located just outside of Matlock, this stunning series of waterfalls (some man-made with a millpond at the very top) is a serene setting for an autumn walk. The area is steeped in history and is part of the Arkwright Society; look closely and you'll find evidence of ruined mills scattered along the ground.

The glorious home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is the perfect place to soak up the changing seasons. In autumn, Chatsworth is framed by orange-tinted trees, and the 105 acres of glorious gardens, miles of footpaths, extravagant water features, and magnificent views provide plenty of opportunity for admiring autumn colour.

Upper Derwent Valley
Known for its majestic landscapes and vast reservoirs, the Peak District's Upper Derwent Valley looks especially stunning at this time of year; the red-hued trees providing a beautiful backdrop to the glistening water. For a beautiful bird's eye view, head up to Bamford Edge and admire the scenes below, or hire a bike from Fairholmes and explore on two wheels!

Froggatt Edge
Stand on this lofty gritstone escarpment near Bakewell and you'll be rewarded with far-reaching views of the dramatic Dark Peak, pierced by autumnal hues of golds, reds and browns. You might be lucky enough to spot climbers getting to grips with the rugged edges, or the numerous abandoned millstones - an iconic symbol of the Peak District.

Time to plan ahead

We can’t wait to welcome you to the Peak District and Derbyshire, but as things are a little different at the moment, we recommend booking tickets and experiences in advance to avoid disappointment. Whether you’re looking for fine dining or family fun, enjoy the full range of everything the area has to offer and show your support for local businesses by booking attractionsactivities and places to eat and drink at




  1. GMA
    Lovely pictures showing the Peaks at their best

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