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For anyone looking for a great place for a well earned holiday or getaway into the English countryside where you are surrounded by beautiful and breathtaking scenery that has plenty of places for a host of rural activities, the Derbyshire Peak District is the right place.
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The diversity of the countryside landscape around the Derbyshire Peak District offers many different outdoor sports and pastimes, but it is always a firm favourite with cyclists. With the miles of dedicated cycle paths, it’s easy to see why it is the most visited National Park on the British Isles by tourists.
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The Peak District National Park became the first designated UK National Park back in 1951. It is situated between the highland areas of England and the lowland counties to the south. You can see visual indications of this as you move around the landscape from the topography and its features. This is notably marked out by the distinctive and varied landscapes...
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With the growing trend for cycling and over the last two decades the ever growing appeal of mountain biking as a way to not only keep fit, but to also get out and ride in the countryside, its no wonder so many cyclists and mountain bikers head off to the Peak District in Derbyshire to experience some scenic rural off road riding. The beauty of cycling...
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Why Whaley Bridge is so Popular

Posted by on August 13, 2010
Situated on the river Goyt the charming town of Whaley Bridge sits nestled between Macclesfield and Sheffield. The town is located within the high peak district of Derbyshire and enjoys the same scenic landscapes and views that the area is renowned for. Whaley Bridge is often referred to as the gateway to the Goyt valley, the valley being a large...
The world is filled with natural attractions that invoke almost any emotion you would care to name in those who see them. They exist in every country and people will travel to see them regardless of if that involves just looking out their kitchen window or getting on a plane and flying half way around the world. The national parks of the United Kingdom...
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One of the best things about the Peak District from the perspective of a visitor is that there are no boundaries. I mean, of course there are boundaries, but you can walk onto or off the park from any side of it, on any footpath or road. There are no barriers to pass through, not even any signs to indicate that you are leaving the park. One moment...

Green Power in the Peak District

Posted by on March 29, 2010
Power in Peak District cottages may soon be generated not by the large power plants that supply power to most of England, based on coal, gas, or even nuclear energy, Nor will it be given to the cottages from the sun or the wind. The way that many people envision power being generated across the Peak District and beyond is through hydro electricity,...
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Getting back in touch with nature is enjoyable for almost everyone. Some people like to take one week a year to do it, whereas others will make it a permanent hobby, going out week after week to submerge themselves in all of the wonders that the natural world produces. Whether you’re a weekend rambler or a full-time, nature loving, live in a...

The Devil’s Arse

Posted by on February 28, 2010
Nestled in the Derbyshire Peak District, near the honey pot village of Castleton, there lies the Devil’s Arse. Emerging from it is the Peakhole Water, which flows down through the village and into the River Noe. Because of the attraction of the Devil’s Arse and other nearby caves, as well as the appeal of the beautiful village of Castleton,...