The Peak District

Relish the charm and stunning scenery of the White and Dark Peak areas of this charming National Park

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The Peak District is known locally as two different areas. The White Peak, and the Dark Peak.

The glorious Peak District covers around 550 square miles in central England, GB. It is known and loved by many and is Britain’s most visited National Park.

The landscape in the Peak District is like no other in other National Parks, due to the mix of Limestone and Peat landscapes that make up  the White peak and the Dark Peak Respectively. The White Peak and Dark Peak attract differing types of visitors, with the southern White Peak being more popular with families, and the more northern Dark Peak attracting serious hill walkers and those who prefer quieter more rugged landscapes such as those found on Kinder Scout. However, if you do go venturing around Kinder and the Dark Peak, be careful to go prepared as the Peat landscape can be deep, wet and unforgiving during the three season times. Alternatively, head to Dovedale and the surrounding areas for easier walking.

It’s not all about strenuous activity though. There are lots of dry stone walls, ancient towns and villages, and attractions all over the Peak District. You could take a lesiurely stroll through the market village of Ashbourne, or head further afield to Tissington and the more remote villages. All are more than welcoming of visitors and have many fine attractions . Alternatively, you can go caving in many of the Limestone mines, take a tandem hang glider or microlight flight, or sit and relax in one of the many fine restaurants in the area.

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The Peak District is a unique place to visit and stay

Whatever your reason for visiting, there’s no denying the peak district is a unique part of England, with a mix of rolling countryside, deep valleys and towering hills, the scenery is quite spectacular. Whether you are on a walking holiday, here on business, or perhaps just looking for a romantics break with a loved one, the Peak District will deliver in every way.