Fun Activities to Explore the Peak District
The Peak District National Park covers an area of 542 square miles of breathtaking countryside and is one of the UK’s most popular places to visit for a weekend away. With an abundance of stunning scenery, attractions and a variety of accommodation, you can have a truly amazing holiday. Check out some of the best and most fun ways to explore the Peaks below...
Fly Fishing in the Peaks
What better way to spend an afternoon relaxing than doing a spot of fishing? Derbyshire offers some excellent locations for the keen angler, with carp and trout fishing being the biggest catches in the area. Even if you’ve never done it before, there are some establishments such as the Izaak Walton Hotel in Dovedale and the Bakewell Fly Fishing Shop where you can have lessons. Peak District fishing is both a relaxing and enjoyable way to soak up the beautiful local scenery.
Cycling the Peak District
You can take part in organised cycling tours of the Peak District or you may decide you want to explore the Peaks at your own pace. As the name suggests, there are many demanding hills in the Peaks which provide some challenging bike rides for the more adventurous to tackle, including night time rides. However, if you’re more of a leisurely cyclist there are plenty of trails which allow you to discover some truly beautiful places on two wheels including the Derwent Valley and the Tissington Trail.
Walking in the Peaks
Walking in the Peak District is a true joy and with so many varied trails available, you will never tire of the stunning scenery that the Peaks’ deliver. Popular Peak District walks include a climb up Win Hill and Mam Tor if you want to burn off some of that hearty Yorkshire food and take in the splendid views from high up. If heights aren’t your thing then you can take a more leisurely stroll along the banks of the River Wye in Bakewell or Ashford-in-the-Water.
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