There are so many reasons to love the Peak District National Park

11 reasons why we love the Peak District National Park

Living in Derbyshire, we're so lucky to have the Peak District National Park right on our doorstep.

This year marks 70 years of National Parks so we've decided to celebrate the occasion by listing 11 reasons why we love the Peak District National Park so much. And for ideas on what to do in the area, check out our guide to 50 fun and fabulous things to do in the Peak District.

The Peak District National Park was the first national park in the UK, created in 1951. Before the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in 1932, open moorland was closed to all. But walkers exercised their rights and the rest is history!

1. We led the way

The Peak District National Park was the first national park in the UK, created in 1951. Before the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in 1932, open moorland was closed to all. But walkers exercised their rights and the rest is history!
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Not only is the Peak District the UK's first national park, it is also one of the most visited. And it's no wonder why! With 555 square miles of beautiful landscape, you can't fail to fall in love with the area

2. The Peak District is quite simply, stunning

Not only is the Peak District the UK's first national park, it is also one of the most visited. And it's no wonder why! With 555 square miles of beautiful landscape, you can't fail to fall in love with the area
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Whether you fancy a scenic drive, a long hike, a bike ride or something more energetic like watersports or paragliding, you'll find it all in the Peak District. So grab your loved ones and get out and explore

3. There's lots to do

Whether you fancy a scenic drive, a long hike, a bike ride or something more energetic like watersports or paragliding, you'll find it all in the Peak District. So grab your loved ones and get out and explore
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The Peak District National Park is mostly in Derbyshire but also takes in parts of Cheshire, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. And we get it not only on our doorstep, but for free!

4. You can access it for free

The Peak District National Park is mostly in Derbyshire but also takes in parts of Cheshire, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. And we get it not only on our doorstep, but for free!
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