The Picturesque Peak District
The Peak District is an area of natural beauty and forms part of a range of rugged hills and mountains which form the backbone of England. Due to its beauty and the numerous things to do in the area the Peak District is a popular destination for holiday makers, walkers and hikers throughout the year. The peaks have also provided inspiration for notable literary figures that have visited or stayed in the Peak District including Charlotte Bronte and Daniel Defoe.
The Peak District is a popular destination for holiday goers and walkers due to its beautiful but sometimes harsh landscape and the challenging pursuits which can be carried out there. The area is regularly frequented by walkers and hikers who are keen to enjoy the countryside. The area is suitable for all people whatever their ability when it comes to walking. It is possible to go for a gentle stroll through a village or for a lengthy hike over fields and rocky hills. Areas of the Peak District are easy to get to by car and there are also good public transport routes with regular buses and trains to destinations such as Castleton and Bakewell. If you decide you want to visit the Peaks District or go there for a holiday but are not sure what to do when you get there then there is plenty of information to be found either on the internet or at the visitor centres in the Peak District itself. These visitor centres can provide all the information you need about activities and any events which are going on in the area. Visitor centres are also a good place to find maps and guides for walking in the local areas.
Walking isn't the only pursuit which many people are keen to engage in when in the Peak District; fishing is a very popular pastime and visitors find the peaks to be a prime location for a bit of relaxing fishing. There are numerous rivers for visitors to choose from and there are also some reservoirs which allow fishing. Most of the fishing in the area is controlled and may be restricted to certain seasons and permits may need to be purchased. Many people are passionate about fishing and spend a great deal of time and money enjoying their hobby and so it is good to be able to go somewhere such as the Peak District, where you can stay in a hotel, B&B or cottage surrounded by beautiful scenery, and treat yourself to some wonderful fishing.
So whatever you enjoy doing outdoors whether it is walking, fishing, rock climbing, horse riding, cycling or simply enjoying the landscape then the Peak District is certainly a good choice of location. The villages in the peaks offer a range of good accommodation and there are plenty of pubs and places to eat. If you plan to stay in the Peak District for a week or even just one day there are plenty of options to please everyone whatever their age and ability.
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