Why the Peak District?

The Peak District has an abundance of attractions and things to do for the all family and interests. The National Park is the perfect place to discover on foot, two wheels or by horse and across the region are plenty of walking trails, cycle routes, bridleways and even some of the best climbing areas in the world!

To find out more about the attractions and events on offer in the Peak District go to Visit Peak District's Things to Do page, or you can view our list of attractions here.


Walking

The Peak District is home to over 1,800 miles of public footpaths and long distance walking trails making it the perfect place to visit if you are keen walker or just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and escape to the great outdoors.

There are a range of walks visitors can follow suitable for all levels of ability. To view and download walking routes just click here to go to the Visit Peak District walking page. You can view fourteen routes that range from harder moorland walks to easier and more relaxing riverside walks and rambles.

Alternatively, visit The Inn Way for more information on walking routes across the Peak District, and to see what accommodation is on offer along. The Inn Way's guidebook on the Peak District is a long distance circular walk that takes six days, passes 51 pubs and covers 84 miles from the magnificent Kinder Scout to the stunning limestone valleys of the ‘White Peak'.


Cycling

Just as the Peak District is a haven for walkers, the region is perfect for cyclists and mountain bikers. There are plenty of bridleways and trails available for visitors to use in ‘White Peak' and beyond. Visit Peak District also has information on nine self-guided cycle tours that take you through picturesque towns and beautiful countryside.


Outdoor Activities

The Peak District is home to some of the best climbing areas in the world. Many climbers travel to the region to learn and refine their skills on the dramatic cliff faces and caverns on offer in the Peak District.

The most famous climbing spots are the Windgather Rocks, Stanage Edge and The Roaches. To find out more about outdoor activites in the Peak District, please click here to see Visit Peak District's information on climbing, abseiling, activity centres and caving in the region.

For those who fancy taking to the water to experience the beauty of the Peak District there are plenty of opportunities to sail, canoe, kayak and windsurf.Or if you are looking for a more relaxing break there are canal boat trips and tours available. Click here to view Visit Peak District's ‘On the Water' page.


Attractions

If you are looking to learn and discover the wonders of the past, The Peak District and surrounding areas have some great museums on offer. Not only that but there are many heritage centres, historic houses, hilltop forts and druid stone circles available for all to see!

The Peak District was an important area for mining and you can see various old pump houses, distinctive humps and hollows nestled across the region. A must visit is to the Peak District Mining Museum at Matlock Bath.

Or if you want to learn more about the ancient past and times, must visits include the stone circles at Arbour Hill, rock paintings at Creswell Crags and the mighty Peveril Castle in the village of Castleton. To find out more about the region's history click here for Visit Peak District's information on all the historic attractions on offer.


Arts & Culture

The Peak District isn't just an area of extraordinary beauty but home to an incredible creative scene and throughout the year there are exhibitions, festivals, plays and more!

Top arts venues in the Peak District include Buxton Opera House which hosts the annual Buxton Festival, Buxton Fringe Festival as well as the international Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, The Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield, and the new Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton.

To find out more about what events are happening in the region just click here or use the Visit Peak District Explore app which you can download here or just scan the QR code below.





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