A contrasting landscape made up of rugged rocky moorlands and grassy limestone dales the peak district offers incredible walking cycling historic houses and world class rock climbing. Welcome to the peak district your ultimate guide to where to go what to do and where to stay.
Peak district national park.
Peak district national parks uk. Our intrepid engagement manager visited all of the uk s national parks in scotland england and wales in just 15 days. The first long distance footpath in the united kingdom was the pennine way which opened in 1965 and starts at the nags head inn in grindsbook. Nestled in the heart of the country the peak district is the uk s original national park.
For visitors for students for anyone with a love of wide open skies. The most common activities include walking in the peak district the wide ranges of places to visit climbing caving and camping. The peak district is in the top 10 most photographed national parks in the world.
The peak district is one of the most popular national parks in the whole of the uk and is within a four hour drive for 80 of the uk s inhabitants. The peak district national park became the united kingdom s first national park on 17 april 1951. The peak district is the second most photographed national park in the uk according to data compiled by inkifi.
During the journey she raised more than 2000 for the newly launched peak district national park foundation which this year aims to raise 70 000 for projects which care for our landscapes wildlife and. The salt cellar derwent edge peak district national park. Visit the peak district national park website.
National park authority confirms barbecues are not permitted anywhere in the open countryside of the peak district national park friday 5 june 2020 following a spate of damaging recent fires the peak district national park has come together with its partners to announce that barbecues and open fires are not permitted anywhere in open. The peak district is one of the uk s most visited national parks spanning around 555 square miles. The peak district was also the first national park in the uk granted national park status in order for the park authority to protect its special qualities.
The home of the uk s 15 national parks britain s breathing spaces. National parks uk plas y ffynnon cambrian way brecon ld3 7hp. Stanage edge peak district national park.
The moat stone kinder scout peak district national park. Campaigner ethel haythornthwaite played an important part in the development of the national park. If you re a first time visitor or haven t been back for a while this simple guide will keep your visit safe and enjoyable.
Here s what you need to know. Heading to the peak district.