Savour the wilds of the UK’s first national park

Peak District, Derbyshire

Relish windswept moors, ancient woodland, towering rock faces and rolling dales in the Peak District National Park.

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The Peak District National Park became Britain's first national park in 1951 and offers some of the most dramatic natural landscapes in the country. The rugged gritsone uplands, undulating limestone dales and heather-clad vistas provide an ever-changing natural spectacle throughout the year; whether cycling, horse riding, climbing or simply on foot, there are endless ways to take in the breathtaking scenery. 

Walkers can retrace the footsteps of the pioneering ramblers who, in 1932, defied landowners by walking from Hayfield up on to Kinder Scout – the highest, and one of the most spectacular parts of the park. The Mass Trespass of 1932 is considered to be behind the right to roam enjoyed in Britain today. 

The park is around 3 hours by car and train from London, and half an hour from Manchester. Sheffield in South Yorkshire is just 15 minute’s drive, and makes an excellent base for explorers

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