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The Peak District is the UK's first national park, established in 1951 to carve out a protected space between the encroaching industrial cities of the midlands and northern England.

The national park and the UK's 'right to roam' freedoms owe their existence to the struggles of ordinary working people who, in the 1932 Kinder Trespass, forced private landowners to grant public access to the nation's beautiful but previously restricted countryside.

Divided by a geological fault line between the gritstone 'Dark Peak' and the limestone 'White Peak', the landscape switches from open, even severe-looking, moorland to the north and secluded dales and quaint farming villages to the south.

Its proximity to motorways and several major cities means the Peak District gets busy in places, particularly around pleasant but popular honeytraps such as Dovedale, Castleton and Matlock. But with nearly 2,000 miles of public footpaths and rights of way, it's still very easy to find yourself alone and enjoying empty trails and wide open views. The Dark Peak is generally quieter, as is the far south on the border with Staffordshire.

The UK by foot

An essential guide to planning a walking holiday in the UK

The United Kingdom is a walker's paradise: Hundreds of thousands of miles of well-mapped public footpaths, beautifully varied landscapes, excellent hospitality, and easily accessible. It’s no wonder this is a nation of walkers. From the Scottish Highlands to the South Downs and almost everywhere in between, walker-friendly accommodation, well organised baggage transfer services and convenient transport connections make organising walking trips a piece of cake...read more

Peak District Tours

The Pennine Way

The backbone of Britain

6 daysFrom £515
Destinations Cumbria, Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire, Northumberland
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Walking

Peak District Guided Walking Holiday

3, 4 or 7-night guided walking holidays

3 daysFrom £315
Destinations Peak District
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks

Rock Climbing Taster Day

Beginner's introduction to climbing

1 daysFrom £89
Destinations Peak District
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Family, Adventure, Climbing, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks

Peak District Navigation Course

One-day introduction to navigation skills

1 daysFrom £89
Destinations Peak District
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks

Two Day Navigation Course

Intermediate level navigation training

2 daysFrom £169
Destinations Peak District
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks

Beginner's Caving Weekend

A first taste of underground adventure

2 daysFrom £159
Destinations Peak District
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Family, Adventure, Caving, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks

Peak District Travel Companies

Macs Adventure

Active adventures at home and abroad
Destinations The United Kingdom
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife

Sherpa Expeditions

Self guided holidays & baggage transfer service
Destinations The United Kingdom
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Biking, Nature & Wildlife

Contours Holidays

Self-guided walking holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland
Destinations The United Kingdom
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Activity Active, Walking, Biking, Nature & Wildlife

Byways Breaks

Award winning walking & cycling holidays in UK
Destinations The United Kingdom
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Activity Family, Active, Walking, Biking, Nature & Wildlife

Shepherds Walks Holidays

Guided & self-guided walks in Northumberland & The Borders
Destinations The United Kingdom
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks

The Carter Company

Walking, cycling and touring across the UK & Europe
Destinations Peak District
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Activity Luxury, Active, Walking, Biking, Nature & Wildlife

Pure Outdoor

Award winning outdoor activities in the Peak District
Destinations Peak District
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Activity Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Caving, Climbing, Hiking & Trekking, Mountain Biking, Navigating, Active, Walking, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel

myGuidedWalks

Guided walks in the Peak District
Destinations England
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Navigating, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, History, Solo Travel

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