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Peak District Activities

The Peak District National Park is the most accessible National Park in the world. Taking up the wild space between Manchester Sheffield and Derby it's easy to see why millions of people flock here every year to explore. Covering 5 counties and stretching over 555 square miles, it lies in the heart of the country and offers a glorious and varied landscape which appeals to everyone who loves to explore the outdoors. 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. Pecsaetans literally translates to Peak Dwellers. 

Much of the landscape you see in the Peak District has been carved out by people throughout history from the ancient peak dwellers to the modern day industrial practices you can still see cutting through the landscape today. 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.