Peak District is the original National Park and stretches back almost a century, it covers 555 square miles and spans the counties of Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
The uplands played host to the ‘mass trespass’ events of the 1930s, whose pioneering spirit went on to set the foundations for the protected landscapes and the public access we all enjoy today. Through devastating wild fires, history-making changes to the transport network that saw bustling steam railways fall silent, to war time secrecy as home to the Dambusters training sorties, the Peak District has often been at the heart of change in our culture and communities. Fast forward generations and today visitors from all corners of the globe and all walks of life are among them.
The all-access trails bring a nationally-renowned outdoors experience to thousands – wherever you set your limits – and the climbing and cycling on offer is good enough for our finest medal-winning athletes. With over 38,000 residents, community spirit remains at the heart of The Peak District National Park – whether you want a taste of the Peak District, are ready to immerse yourself in the annual festivals or want to explore your creativity there’s always something around the corner. If you’re ready to re-connect with nature, then the Peak District is ready with a warm welcome.