Peak District – Peak and Moor

Walking – Cycling – Leisure

About Us

These pages are intended to provide information on popular and lesser known area of the Peak District. With information on walking, cycling, other sports and leisure activities

We support the local businesses providing services, leisure activities, accommodation and the very special volunteers of the local Mountain Rescue and Cave Rescue organisations – ordinary people doing extraordinary and life saving work


Our Walks page has a number of walks listed with links to get details and maps to download.

Family walks and more challenging routes

Cycling and MTB

Our Cycling and MTB page has ride suggestions and links

Rides for families and more challenging routes

We have also listed some places that do bike hire / ebike hire

For local weather click to see BBC Weather for Buxton

Popular destinations

Ashbourne – A Georgian market town of cobbled yards and antique shops, with a reputation for antiques and collectables, traditional outdoor market – close to Alton Towers, Carsington Reservoir and the Tissington Trail

Buxton – Spa Town with world-famous Georgian and Victorian architecture, the capital of the Peak District and home of the Famous Buxton Water. Retail centre, leisure gardens, opera house independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants – traditional outdoor market – close to The Goyt Valley Reservoirs, Poole’s Cavern, (show caves),  Millers Dale and the Monsal Trail

Bakewell – Home of the Tart and Pudding (do not confuse the two). A traditional market town, riverside walks, retail focuses on outdoor clothing and good quality locally sourced food. – close to Buxton Raceway, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Ashford in the Water, Monsal Head and the Monsal Trail, Monyash  and Lathkill Dale, and the famous plage village of Eyam

Castleton – a traditional small peak district town with a few extras, Peveril Castle, Mam Tor (the shivering mountain), see the Devil’s Arse! – the show caves of Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern and Blue John Cavern – home of the prized Blue John mineral – close to the Hope Valley, Edale (start of the Penine Way), Kinder Scout, Ladybower and the Derwent Reservoirs, Stanage Edge – North Lees  

Leek – Traditional Market Town, an excellent base for exploring the North Staffordshire and Cheshire parts of The Peak District National Park – close to Rudyard Lake, Macclesfield Forest, The Roaches (walking and climbing), The Churnet Valley Railway, Caldon Canal, Peak Wildlife Park, Alton Towers and the historic pottery and heritage of Stoke on Trent

Also the Victorian spas of Matlock & Matlock Bath – Close to the Cromford & the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site nearby, Crich Tramway Village museum,  Heights of Abraham and Peak Rail Heritage Railway

For those with limited mobility or a disability we suggest the Accessible Countryside for Everyone (ACE) website – they list places with accessibility and have a listing of accessible walks etc – these may also be suitable for families with buggies

Our partners at tourist.me.uk have comprehensive list of Derbyshire Tourist Information Centres, with contact details –
The site also provides information on local Visitor Attractions,
Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens and
Nature and Wildlife Attractions
which we don’t cover on our website

The Visit North Staffordshire website has similar offerings for the North Staffordshire Peak District, Staffordshire Moorlands and Stoke on Trent

Follow our twitter accounts for The Peak District and surrounding areas

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