Peak District

Whether you’re seeking wide open spaces and wonderful views, country comfort or city chic, action-packed adventure or a fun day out for all the family – the Peak District has it all. Nowhere else in the UK offers such a wide variety of stunning landscapes, first–class places to stay and visit, a wealth of things to see and do and quality venues to eat and drink in such a compact and accessible area – right at the heart of the country.

Chatsworth House
Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family, Chatsworth is one of the UK’s favourite stately homes. Discover over 30 magnificent rooms, a 105-acre garden, stunning parkland, a farmyard and playground, and one of Britain’s best farm shops.

The Great Ridge in Castleton
Enjoy a scenic hike along this classic Peak District route. Voted one of Britain’s best walks, the Great Ridge in Castleton stretches for three miles from Mam Tor in Castleton to Lose Hill, traversing beautiful landscapes and offering far-reaching views across the Hope Valley.

Tantalise your taste buds at the birthplace of the Bakewell Pudding. In the heart of the Peak District, the market town of Bakewell is brimming with independent shops, riverside walks, charming courtyards and plenty of places to eat and drink. Don’t leave without trying one of their famous Bakewell Puddings - made to a top-secret recipe.

Kinder Scout plateau
Conquer the tallest ‘Peak’ in the Peak District. At 636 metres above sea level, you’ll feel like you’re standing on top of the world when you reach the top of the Kinder Scout plateau. As the highest point in the Peak District the views are breaktaking and for serious hikers an absolute must!

Monsal Trail
Starting just north of Bakewell, this traffic-free route along a former railway line is a haven for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Hire bikes at Hassop Station or Blackwell Mill and cycle the 8.5 miles from Coombs Road to Chee Dale. A highlight is travelling through four well-lit railway tunnels!

Made famous by its stepping stones Dovedale is an idyllic part of the White Peak. Stroll along the riverbank, make your way across the stones then relax and admire the scenery, before scrambling to the top of Thorpe Cloud for amazing views.

Peak District pubs
Following a long walk in the hills, there’s nothing better than retreating to a cosy country pub for some pub grub and a refreshing pint of local ale. Soak up the country atmosphere in one of the many Peak District pubs.