With the Peak District National Park right on our doorstep, we feel its only right to celebrate four of the reasons why we love it so…
From beautiful valleys to high reaching peaks, the Peak District National Park truly has it all, but what in particular do we love so much about it? We’ve picked four of our favourite reasons below:
1. It led the way!
The Peak District National Park was the first national park in the UK, created in 1951. Before the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in 1932, open moorland was closed to all. But walkers exercised their rights and the rest is history!
2. It is truly beautiful!
Not only is the Peak District the UK’s first national park, it is also one of the most visited. And it’s no wonder why! With 555 square miles of beautiful landscape, you can’t fail to fall in love with the area, it is truly beautiful!
3. Theres no shortage of things to do!
Whether you fancy a scenic drive, a long hike, a bike ride or something more energetic like watersports or paragliding, you’ll find it all in the Peak District. So grab your loved ones and get out and explore!
Looking for a Peak District walk? Try one of our recommended ones below:
4. Its free!
The Peak District National Park is mostly in Derbyshire but also takes in parts of Cheshire, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. And we get it not only on our doorstep, but for free!
Want to read the full list of 11 reasons to love our Peak District National Park? Check out the Matlock Mercury’s full article by clicking here.