Contrary to popular opinions the Peak District doesn't actually have any Peaks and even the famous Kinder Scout, scene of the 1932 Mass Trespass is not a peak, but rather a plateau. The Peak District name originates from Pecsaetans, an Anglo Saxon tribe who inhabited the area in the 6th Century.
The dramatically distinct landscapes of the Dark Peak to the North and the White Peak to the South provide a wealth of activities for all ages. Escape into nature for relaxing countryside pursuits and wellbeing activities, learn new skills with arts, crafts and heritage workshops, or get your adrenaline pumping and take on one of the many sporting pursuits on offer. There really is something for everyone here in the Peak District.
From leisurely pursuits in the rolling countryside to action-packed, heart-stopping sports, there are quite simply tonnes of outdoor activities in the Peak District. There aren't many people who don't enjoy spending time outside or have an outdoor hobby so why not take advantage of your time in the Peak District and head outdoors for a new adventure.
The Peak District and surrounding area is home to a mecca of artisan producers, farmers, makers and designers and we are always amazed by the products, crafts and experiences that they can provide, all of which are made with love and come with buckets of passion, enthusiasm and knowledge.
We have vineyards, breweries, and distilleries all producing incredible varieties of wine, ales and spirits for you to imbibe. We have some incredible local food producers including our famous Hartington Cheese, Bakewell puddings, fine chocolatiers, Afro Caribbean cooking school, and many many more local producers.
For those that enjoy art and craft, we have a wealth of heritage crafts you can try from blacksmithing, and glassmaking to dry stone walling, alongside floristry, jewellery making, ceramics, pottery, textiles, photography and many more workshops you can try.
For those that are looking to relax and reset, we have a fantastic selection of local spas, yoga and wellness classes and some lovely local companies that can bring the relaxation to you in your own Peak Venues accommodation