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Welcome to Peak District National Park

Discover Britain's original National Park, home to an amazingly diverse range of landscapes.

The Peak District was designated as a National Park in 1951 to conserve and enhance the area’s natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage. Combining a breathtaking mix of dramatic open landscapes, rolling dales, wild moorlands and picturesque villages, the National Park covers 555 square miles/1,435 kilometres - about the size of Greater London.

The Peak District National Park is home to an amazingly diverse range of landscapes, with expansive and dramatic panoramic views. It consists of two main areas – the Dark Peak with rugged, heather-clad moorland and soaring gritstone edges, and the White Peak, with its gentler landscape of lush pastures, dales and winding river valleys.

With the vibrant cities of Sheffield and Manchester on its fringes, the Peak District is one of the UK's most accessible National Parks. It offers a wealth of outdoor activities including walking, cycling, climbing, horse riding, caving and watersports for people of all ages and abilities.

The Peak District also has lots of safe, traffic-free cycling trails on former railway lines, including the popular Monsal and Tissington Trails. Quintessentially English villages in the Peak District include Ashford in the Water, Hartington, Eyam and Edensor, whilst the vibrant market towns of Bakewell, Ashbourne and Buxton are not to be missed.

The Peak District also has a wealth of historic house, including one of England’s finest, Chatsworth, and Haddon Hall, one of England’s best-preserved medieval houses.

Start planning your Peak District break and discover great places to stay, see and explore.

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Thor's Cave

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Thor's Cave

Just outside the village of Wetton in the Staffordshire Peak District you'll find the magnificent Thor's Cave.


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Kinder Scout

As the highest point in the Peak District, Kinder Scout boasts unforgettable views, unique moorland and even a waterfall.


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Upper Hurst Farm Caravans Camping & Glamping

Upper Hurst Farm is a family run site in a Rural Idyll that is surrounded by hills and is close to the picture-postcard village of Hartington.


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Barn Cottage - Bakewell

A delightful detached barn conversion that is full of charm and character, a perfect holiday destination for a discerning couple. The cottage is…


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Peak Cavern: 'The Devil's Arse'

Peak Cavern is a spectacular natural cavern containing historic rope works which hosts regular cinema screening and events


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Curbar Edge

A popular place for walkers and climbers with stunning views across Chatsworth and beyond.


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Padley Gorge

You'd be hard pushed to find a more magical spot than Padley Gorge. With gently flowing streams and tumbling waterfalls in a woodland setting


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Hob Hurst's House

A square prehistoric burial mound with an earthwork ditch, named after a local goblin


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Hope Valley

The Hope Valley is one of the best-loved parts of the Peak District National Park, boasting some of the finest views and most picturesque villages in…


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Mam Tor - Shivering Mountain

Mam Tor, meaning ‘Mother Hill’, is a 517 metre high hill near Castleton in the High Peak area of Derbyshire and is one of the most famous walks in…


Our Great Itineraries

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Peak District classics: Hope Valley itinerary

Taking in some of the best views and most picturesque places in the Hope Valley, this varied tour would make an excellent weekend or midweek break.


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Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Hope Valley

Take in dramatic scenery, quaint villages and some of the Peak District's most iconic attractions along the Hope Valley Line between Manchester…


Events in Peak District National Park

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Peak District South & North 43/50/93km trail run

The best of the Peak District in a grand weekend of trail running


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High Peak Ultra 70/100km Trail Run

The High Peak Ultra is an adventure for all trail runners. One great value price - two options - the 70km and 100km. Generous timings for walk-jog…


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Pennine Bridleway PB270km Trail Running Challenge

Experience all 270km of the Pennine Bridleway in 100 hours, a great multi-day, trail running, expedition style challenge.


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