THE PEAK DISTRICT
THE PEAKS OF DERBYSHIRE, STAFFORDSHIRE, CHESHIRE AND YORKSHIRE
Established in 1951 the Peak District is the United Kingdom's first National Park and
and being surrounded by major urban areas in the northern part of the English Midlands
is one of the most accessible. The Peak District also occupies the southern part of the
Pennines and the Pennine Way long distance footpath starts here. As well as walking
there are plenty of opportunities for rock climbing, caving and mine exploration. As
well as wild caves there are a number of show caves and mines open to the public.
Much of the Peak District lies in Derbyshire but also has parts in Staffordshire,
Cheshire, Greater Manchester and West and South Yorkshire.