Peak District Outdoor Activities Guide
Outdoor Activities in the Peak District
The Peak District provide an ideal location for a huge array of outdoor adventures. With its varied landscape offering perfect conditions for a large number of different activites. The peaks are of course a well known rambling and walking destination . So if you are looking for white knuckle thrills or family friendy fun and everything inbetween, you will find it here:
For centres that offer multiple / varied activites, inc water sports try our Peak District Outdoor Activity Centres
Peak District Walking: rambling, hiking, orienteering footpaths and trails
The peaks are a famous walking destination with a long history as one of Englands most appealing hiking destinations, and therfore a well established and well known footpath network covering the entire National Park
There are plenty of opportunities to travel by bike – the Peak District benefits from a significant traffic-free cycle network. There are traffic-free cycle routes from Ashbourne and Cromford towards Buxton (the Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail) and from Bakewell towards Buxton (the Monsal Trail).
If you don’t have your own bike, you can hire bikes from one of three National Park cycle hire centres.
You can also find out more about the National Cycle Network by visiting the Sustrans website.
Peak District Water Sports: white water rafting, sailing, wind surfing, water skiing, jet skiing, wake boarding, boat hire / fishing, swimming, scuba diving snorkeling, para-sailing, kite boarding, canoeing / kayaking and kite surfing