The Peak District National Park is a haven of natural beauty and is home to a variety of stunning landscapes, from vast open moors to winding rivers. Undoubtedly one of the best ways to explore the Peak District is on foot, so here we give a guide to some of the best walking spots in the Peak District to inspire you to get out there and get exploring this great region for yourself.
Edale and the Pennine Way
Edale is a small village located at the start of one of Britain’s most famous walking routes, the Pennine Way, which offers some of the best walking experiences in Britain, making this a great spot for walkers. Why not try exploring this path for yourself so you can enjoy the great views it offers over the valley of Edale.
Located in the southern Peak District, Dovedale is an area renowned for its natural beauty and is located along the banks of the river Dove. The area is home to a number of great walking routes and amazing natural landscapes, including a variety of interesting limestone formations and extensive woodlands. There are a number of great walking routes in the area; however following this route from the National Trust offers the chance to catch a glimpse of the best sights the area has to offer.
A great walk for those who fancy something a little more challenging is to explore the Dark Peak area, which is home to the highest hills in the Peak District and is characterised by its large grit stone crags and breathtaking heather-covered moorlands. One of the best routes in the area is to try tackling Kinder Scout, a moorland plateau which is located at the highest point in the Peak District. It is accessible from villages such as Hayfield and Edale and is a popular destination among walkers. If you’re lucky enough you may also have the opportunity to spot some of the regions vast array of fantastic wildlife including its variety of moorland birds.
Here at Offcote Grange Cottage Holidays we have a great selection of holiday cottages in the Peak District, the perfect base from which to explore the natural beauty of the Peak District for yourself. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help you with your enquiries.