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Ladybower Reservoir and Crook Hill in the Derbshire Peak District National Park England UK
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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.

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The Peak District Tours

The Pennine Way

The backbone of Britain

6 daysFrom £515
Cumbria, Lake District, The 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
The 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
The 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
The 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
The 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
The Peak District
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Family, Adventure, Caving, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks

The Peak District Travel Companies

Macs Adventure

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

Sherpa Expeditions

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

Contours Holidays

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

Byways Breaks

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

Shepherds Walks Holidays

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

The Carter Company

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

Pure Outdoor

Award winning outdoor activities in the Peak District
The Peak District
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
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
England
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Navigating, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, History, Solo Travel

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