Image: Peak District view Froggatt Edge, nr. Grindleford, Derbyshire.

Tourist information web site for the Peak District of Derbyshire in the UK and the surrounding areas like Cheshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire. Here you can organise your bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation in a Peak District hotel, guest house or farmhouse, rent a self-catering farm, town or romantic country holiday cottage. We are now also advertising Peak District properties for sale and to let and there is plenty of local information for those of you thinking about relocation.

 

The Peak District and Derbyshire are found in the heart of England, marking the geographical division of the North and South of England. You will find spectacular rock formations, wild and windswept moorland, high pastures on the Limestone plateau, undulating pastureland and the fertile and flat Trent Valley plus a myriad of picturesque towns and villages with their historic churches, castles, stately homes and museums.

This variety is one of the key factors that attract visitors to the Peak District. There is a huge range of outdoors activities, walking climbing, cycling, caving, hang gliding, coarse & game fishing ... Stunning scenery accessible on foot, by bike (on the roads or off road on your mountain bike, there is some great night riding but you could do with some super-bright led bike lights from 3Peakslite to illuminate the routes), horse, car and public transport. Many key moments of rock climbing have been played out in the Peak, climbers from around the world are still drawn to crags like Stanage, Froggatt and Curbar. Because the Peak District can offer such a variety of challenges of all magnitudes, many team building companies work in and around this National Park.

Jane Austen used the Peak District as inspiration for 'Pride and Prejudice'; the much acclaimed recent film of the book was shot here. Much of the TV series 'Peak Practice' was filmed on location here ( Crich doubled as Cardale). Other celebrities associated with the region areas are Florence Nightingale, D. H. Lawrence, George Elliot and more recently James Bond actor Timothy Dalton and Blue Peter presenter Simon Groom. Others include round the world Yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur , Everest 1953 expedition photographer Alfred Gregory and climber Alison Hargreaves.

The Peak District is geographically referred to by two main areas, the Dark Peak and the White Peak. The White Peak is so-called because it is underlain by limestone whilst the Dark Peak is underlain by gritstone, a much darker rock. The plateau of the White Peak has an altitude of around 1000 feet above sea level and is mainly farmland, sheep and cattle are the two main foci. It is dissected by numerous rivers, such as the Wye and the Dove, but there are many others too. These often cut steeply and deeply into the underlying rocks to create the attractive wooded valleys that pull in the visitors from near and far.

The Peak District is not an extensive area and the bulk of places are separated by no more than a couple of hours drive. It is possible therefore to rent a self catering apartment, cottage or other holiday home around somewhere like Bakewell or Hathersage and to be able reach most other parts of the Peak District in under an hour by car. If you don't have a car, or have decided to leave your car at home this holiday, public transport is available to and from many of the key towns and villages. Information is provided by the National Park authority here - http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/publictransport/peakconnections.


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The Attractions

The following is (well, will be) a list of some of the key attractions of the Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire (coming soon), in the mean time, a few links ...

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