The rolling hills, craggy landscape and pretty villages of this stunning National Park are just waiting to be explored. How you do it is up to you: pack your best pair of walking boots, hire a bike or saddle up and go pony trekking. Or maybe simply enjoy the view from a private holiday rental in the Peaks? Whichever way you look at it, the breathtaking beauty of the area is a treat for the eyes. From cosy cottages to cabins in the woods, there are plenty of private holiday rentals to choose from.
It doesn’t matter when you visit, this area shows off the seasons in all their glory. In spring, take a stroll through the woodlands to see the carpet of bluebells. In summer, cycle through the peaks from one village to the next, stopping off at a traditional pub for a bite to eat. Autumn’s one of the best times to visit as, although the weather is getting cooler, the hues of red orange and brown are a sight to behold. Besides, you can always hop on a heritage steam train if it gets too chilly. And although temperatures drop in the winter, what could be more romantic than cosying up with your other half next to a roaring fire in a chocolate-box cottage in the Peaks?
If you’re looking for things to do in the Peak District when you’re not busy walking, you certainly won’t be disappointed. Take an exhilarating ride on a cable car, swing through the trees on a zip wire or live life on the edge by abseiling down the hills.
If you prefer something a little slower-paced, take a turn around the gardens at Chatsworth House, the inspiration for Jane Austen’s Pemberley, or discover the history of Bolsover Castle - a fairytale mansion at the top of a hill. Caving is one of the most popular attractions in the Peaks where you can explore huge limestone caverns and admire crystal stalagmite and stalactite formations.