Peak District National Park

The Peak District was Britain’s first National Park and contains an amazing variety of landscapes including broad open moorlands, more intimate enclosed farmlands and wooded valleys. The landscapes have been shaped by variations in geology and landform & the long settlement and use of these landscapes by people. From rugged moor land to rolling hills and dales, & lush meadows to leafy forests, there is a variety of fine scenery.

An area of great diversity, it is conventionally split into the northern Dark Peaks, where most of the moorland is found and whose geology is grit stone, and the southern White Peaks, where most of the population lives and where the geology is mainly limestone-based.

My National Parks has the largest and most up-to-date listings for the Peak District National Park, we have: Holidays, accommodation, events, hotels, pub guides, attractions, festivals and extensive tourist information. We have extensive resources for all activities in the Peaks, inc: mountain biking, rambling, tourist attractions and activities, walking / hiking, climbing / mountaineering, cycling, museums, gardens  and outdoor activity centres.

Also have a look at our Peak District history, geology, geography and weather pages, maps and guides sections.

Peak district Tourist Activities and Attractions : Castles, museums, nature, wildlife, farms, historic sites, arts and crafts, visitor centres, gardens and parks, country houses and estates, industrial heritage.

Holidays and Accommodation: Hotels, bed and breakfasts, camping and caravan sites, self catering, hostels,
holiday cottages, holidays, weekend breaks, inns, activity and adventure holidays in the peak district.

Eating and Drinking: Traditional country pubs and inns, local restaurants, tea rooms, coffee shops cafes and local food shops.

Festivals and Events:  Regular or one-off celebrations in the peak district, village fetes, historic & traditional events
seasonal festivities, sporting and charity activities and events.

Families and Kids: Child and family friendly activities and attractions, playgrounds and family fun.

Tourist Information Centres: When you are already on the ground and you need to know more drop in and ask the
friendly local Peak District experts.

Peak district Outdoor Activity Centres: Activity centres offering multiple and varied adventure activities, inc water sports.

Outdoor Activities Guide: Walking, hiking, mountain biking, water sports, sailing, horse riding, sailing in the Peak District.

Indoor Leisure Activities: Cinemas, leisure centres and bowling alleys in the Peak District national park.

Maps and Guides:  Ordinance Survey OS maps, AA guides,  classic Peak District guides, digital map resources.

Landmarks and Highlights: Well-known towns, views, trails, mountains, lakes, waterfalls and walks that make the Peaks famous.

Transport to the Peak District Getting there: coaches, railways, flights, roads and ferries.

Transport in and around the peak district: Getting about once your there; trains, buses, roads, boats, bikes and car parks. Also foot paths and trails.

History Geology and Geography: Learn more about the past of the Peak District, how it has been shaped by geo-
logical forces, human behaviour, industrial development, its history as a national park & general facts and figures.

Weather and Climate: History of weather patterns, sunshine, temperature and rainfall averages. Sources for
long and short time Peak District weather forecasts and predictions.