Introducing Peak District
The Peak District National Park features some of England’s wildest, most beautiful scenery: pretty villages, historic sites, grand houses, fascinating limestone caves and the southernmost hills of the Pennines. Called the Peak not because of the hills, which are quite rounded, but because early British tribe the Picts once lived here, this is one of the country’s best-loved national parks (it’s the busiest in Europe, and the second busiest in the world after Mt Fuji). But don’t be put off by its popularity: escaping the crowds is no problem if you avoid summer weekends, and even then, with a bit of imagination, it’s easy to enjoy this wonderful area in relative peace and solitude.
Peak District destination guides
4-Day Narrowboat Adventure from Manchester to the Peak District
Spend four days on a narrowboat adventure from the urban canals of Manchester to the rolling hills of the Peak District! While exploring the region’s little-used network of canals, help the boat’s hosts and get involved with all aspects of narrowboat cruising, such as navigating locks, moving gates and more.
3-Day Narrowboat Escape to the Cheshire Countryside
Escape to the countryside on a 3-day narrowboat tour through the stunning Cheshire countryside, and experience the wonder of the UK's hidden canal network on the edge of the Peak District National Park.