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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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Losehill House Hotel & Spa

Losehill House is the perfect blend of luxurious facilities in the glorious surroundings of the Hope Valley in the Peak District, with stunning views…


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The Maynard Restaurant

The Maynard restaurant is the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the Peak District.


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The Maynard

A beautifully refurbished 19 bedroom hotel with bar and restaurant based in Grindleford hosting spectacular views across the Peak District.


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Pipistrelle Rides

Gravel, road or mountain biking with expert guides/coaches Jen & Alex. Go further and experience even more with our high spec gravel e-bikes.


Hob Hurst's House

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


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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.


Curbar Edge

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


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Peak District Pub Tours

Explore the Peak District's beauty and pub culture with Peak District Pub Tours. Our bespoke adventures cater to groups of all sizes, ensuring a…


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Derwent View

Enjoy some of the most magnificent scenery in the Peak District from the sitting-room window. Detached, All rooms ground level, with en-suite…


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


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…


Thor's Cave

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


Our Great Itineraries

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.


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 fabulous weekend of trail running


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Solskin Festival at Grindleford

A Pagan & Heathen festival in the Peak District, Derbyshire


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Tim Kliphuis Trio - Part of the Bradfield…

Genre defying classical gypsy folk and jazz from the improvisatory genius of Tim Kliphuis trio


Trails in the National Park

Ladybower Reservoir Cycle Route

This scenic family-friendly cycling route takes you around part of Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District's Upper Derwent Valley.


Hope Valley & Hucklow MTB route

This ride takes you through classic dark peak climbs and descents with breathtaking views.


Kinder Scout mass trespass walk from Hayfield

Follow in the footsteps of the 1932 walkers who trespassed en masse to secure access rights in the Peak District for everyone.


The Peak District GeoWalk

The GeoWalk is a must for rock enthusiasts guiding you through the stunning Peak District landscape and rock formations.


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