The Peak District National Park with its incredible and often extraordinary unspoilt landscapes seems to be made for walking and hiking. Walking is one of the most popular activities for Peak District visitors and it would be a shame to visit and not try at least one walk during your stay. With over 1,800 miles of public footpaths and numerous long-distance trails with different levels of difficulty, you really are spoilt for choice.
A place of great diversity Peak District landscapes range from wild rugged moorlands to picture postcard pretty valleys and you will surely find something to tempt you during you stay. For further inspiration please refer to our Six Circular Walks which are hand picked to allow you to explore some of the most scenic and popular areas.
The Peak District is home to some of Britain’s best loved trails and in our Trails section we will tell you all about the best long distance trails in the area. Some of these trails also cater for cyclists and horse riders and one trail is suitable for families with pushchairs and people with limited mobility.
For the ghost hunters among you we have devised a two to three day trail covering some of the most haunted places of the Peak District. A handful of the areas have even appeared on Living TVs ‘Most Haunted’ and have been the subject of some spooky investigations.
Movie and Literary Trail
For those interested in movies, films and literature we have also designed a Movie and Literary Trail, which highlights areas with strong film and literary locations. These include movie sets for Pride and Prejudice, The Duchess, Elizabeth, The Other Boleyn girl and The Wolfman. The Literary parts of the trail will take you through favourite haunts of both Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte.