The Peak

Vacation-Rentals The Peak District is spans an area of over 500 square miles lying mainly in Derbyshire but also stretching into the counties of Cheshire, Staffordshire, South and West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. The Peak District was Britains first national park, designated in 1951 and is the fourth largest National Park in the UK. It is a hugely popular national park due to its location with an estimated 20 million people living within a one hour drive. Being on the doorstep of Greater Manchester and Sheffield, this isnt a huge surprise. The region is divided into sections known as The Dark Peak, The White Peak, The Staffordshire Moorlands and the Derbyshire Dales. The highest point in the Peak District is Crowden Head on Kinder Scout at a height of 2070 feet above sea level. Kinder Scout is located in The Dark Peak area and can be accessed from Edale which is also the start of the Pennine Way. Most of the region is over 1000 metres above sea level but unlike the craggy Lake District and Snowdonia hills, the Peak District hills soft and rounded. Self catering in particular has risen in popularity in the Peak District and throughout the whole of the UK. Some operators recording a 50% rise in bookings on the same period last year. The appeal of a self catering holiday is growing. A self catering holiday can give a greater freedom and more space for families and allow multiple couples or friends to go away together, splitting costs and creating a good value holiday. Cottages in the Peak District can be found in many villages as well as off the beaten track should a totally get away from it all holiday be required. Peak District cottages can be found in an abundance of styles from unique character properties to spacious, luxury holiday cottages fitted with all the latest gadgets and conveniences. When staying in a Peak District cottage, there is never a shortage of activities. Of course going for a walk up one of the many peaks and experiencing the views is a must but there are hundreds of other attractions. Chatsworth House, one of the finest stately homes in the UK and home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is open to the public both inside the house and the magnificent gardens which along attract around 350,000 visitors a year. Galleries, gardens, museums and places of historical importance are plentiful and for the more adventurous, rock climbing, gliding, horse riding and canoeing. The Peak District has something for everyone. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: