The Peak District
The Peak District Glossop Reviews
The Peak District Jan 03, 2009
The Peak District is a national park covering large swathe of Northern England, covering parts of several counties including Debyshire and Cheshire. It is very close to the major cities in teh North of England, especially Sheffield and Manchester. This makes it very accessible for tourism.
The landscape includes farmland, heathland, and the peaks themselves. The countryside can be hard to get to in the middle of winter, if snow or fog closes the passes, but winter is actually a good time to visit if you aren't planning to do too much serious hiking, because there are fewer other tourists.
It is really, really pretty. Key attractions are probably hiking, but there are adventure sports such as white water rafting available, and there are a number of really pretty towns and villages to get food in. The human history is interesting too, because although it is national park and national trust land now, the area was very important to te industrial heritage of the UK due to cotton and textile milling in teh west of the area, and mining throughout the area.The Kinder Pass mass tresspass in the 1930s was an early example of mass civil disobedience leading to increased rights for the public, in that case access to land for rambling and walking. It doesn't sound all that radical today, but at te time it was a major breakthrough in land rights and opened up vast tracks of land for the public to hike on.
Access is mostly free, except to individual attractions. The paths are generally well marked; please be careful not to frighten farm animals, and only total jerks drop litter.
My photos aren't spectacular; I'm not very good at landscape photography. You can find better ones here: http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk
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