The bulk of the Peak District lies within Derbyshire,
the northernmost of the Midland counties. Here
are some of Britain's finest caves plus numerous
interesting mines, some of which are open to the
public. There are also fascinating villages and towns,
great walking country and some great rock climbing
opportunities on the numerous "Edges" found
round here. Winnats Pass is shown above.
Perhaps the most underrated part of the Peak District
is the south western part which lies in the varied
county of Staffordshire. Flash, Britain's highest
village is here along with some of the Peak's finest
pubs plus an interesting selection of mines and caves.
Manifold Valley (above) is one of the Peak District's
best hidden gems and nearby Dovedale forms the
boundary with Derbyshire
The western part of the Peak District occupies a
small parts of Cheshire.
Not far for the city of Manchester and towns such as
Stockport, Macclesfield and Congleton are the
Alderley Edge Copper Mines (above) which can be
visited by the public on certain days of the year.
Featured here are the Peak Forest and Macclesfield
The far north of the Peak District is in the "Last of
the Summer Wine" country of West Yorkshire, home
home to the world's longest running sit-com. One
the greatest feats of engineering of the Industrial
Revolution Standedge Tunnel (above) can be found
here. South Yorkshire also has a small part of
the north-eastern part of the national park as does
Greater Manchester in the north-west.