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As far as lakes go, the Peak District is never going to beat the Lake district (the clue is in the name), but it by no means plays second fiddle, and lakes mean sailing.

Sailing is fantastic, especially on lakes. Whereas there’s definitely fun to be had on the sea, it can be much, much rougher. If you want something a little less scary and intimidating, even on a wet and windy day, sailing on a lake is a much better option. It also tends to be warmer, lacking any cold sea breeze.

Whether you want to clip along the water at a fair pace, leaning over the side to stop your boat capsizing, or gently tack to and fro making your way up wind, sailing can either be exciting or relaxing.

There’s also windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and more, and they’ll all offer a good time, but my favourite of all of them is definitely the boat-bound activities.

The only thing you have to remember is that it’s very likely you’re going to get wet. Whether it’s launching your boat, pulling it in or, God forbid, capsizing, you’re going to want somewhere warm and dry to stay afterwards.

Luckily, due to the tourism that the Peak District brings, there are plenty of cottages in the Peak District to take advantage of on your Peak District holiday.

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