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Laura
Laura

5 Reasons to go walking in the Peak District!

There are plenty of reasons to go walking in the Peak District but here are our top 5!

Spiritual home of the right to roam! 

The famous "Mass Tresspass" on Kinder Scout in 1932 was a co-ordinated protest by 600 walkers fighting for the right to secure access rights to open country for all to enjoy. Five of the protesters were subsequently arrested but it eventually led to the creation of the National Parks. 

Classic market towns

Gateway to the Peak District, Buxton, is an elegant little market town which is both beautiful and typically English. It features a lovely Opera House, and has plenty of cosy pubs and tempting restaurants. Pretty Hathersage is another gem, located close to Stanage Edge and with a history dating back to the Stone Age. 

Buxton Opera House - Photographer Rob Bendall

Reward your efforts with tasty treats!

You can sample many delicious local treats and specialities in the Peak District. These include the famous Bakewell Pudding (made with eggs, jam and ground almonds), Ashbourne Gingerbread, Hartington Stilton Cheese and Derbyshire Oatcakes (like savoury pancakes!)

Spot varied wildlife

The Peak District is home to a wide range of wildlife including mountain hares (best seen in Spring), short-eared owls, Peregrine Falcons and Red Grouse. 

Chatsworth House

One of the top attractions in the Peak District, Chatsworth House is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The house itself has over 30 beautiful rooms to explore including a Regal State Room. It also features 105 acres of stunning gardens and is home to an impressive art collection. 

To find out more about our walking holidays in the Peak District, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team who will be delighted to help you plan your adventure here!

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