The Peak District National Park, whose designation in 1951 made it the first national park in the United Kingdom is an upland area in central and northern England, lying mainly in northern Derbyshire.
The Kinder Trespass in 1932 was a landmark in the campaign for national parks and open access to moorland in Britain. At the time, such open moors were closed to all. The first long-distance footpath in the United Kingdom was the Pennine Way, which opened in 1965 and starts at the Nags Head Inn, in Grindsbook Booth, part of Edale village.
Despite its name, the landscape generally lacks sharp peaks, being characterised by rounded hills and gritstone escarpments
Things to do
The Peak District National Park offers a spectacular variety of scenery and routes to be explored while walking from steep sided limestone dales to the dramatic high moorlands, whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll.
The Peak Districts off-road network of cycling trails is ideal for family cycling, there are miles of quiet country lanes to discover by bike. For experienced mountain bikers, the remote moorland bridleways can provide more of a challenge.
The Peak District is a unique place of stunning landscapes and an abundance of wildlife, all of which need different conditions to live.