Special qualities in the Peak District
10 reasons why the Peak District is a special place...
From natural heritage to the character of its landscape, the Peak District retains a sense of wildness, remoteness and natural beauty...
- Biodiversity - the area retains its unique biodiversity and wildlife, and nationally important landscapes such as the blanket bogs of the high moorland.
- The human influence - you can trace thousands of years of human influence through the landscape here. The area retains a distinctive character - see it in the hamlets, village and towns of the Peak District as well as in the trees, woodlands, stone walls, field barns and other landscape features.
- Significant geological features mingle with a wealth of historic buildings, parks and gardens in the Park.
- There are plenty of opportunities to experience tranquility and quiet enjoyment - and the Park's clean air, earth and water.
- The Park is easily accessible from surrounding urban areas - special value is attached to the National Park by these nearby urban communities.
- Come here to experience dark skies at night - see the stars unhindered by the glow of streetlights!
- Discover our rich cultural heritage of history, archaeology, customs, traditions, legends, arts and literary associations.
- There are many opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure - and to improve your physical and emotional well-being.
- Discover environmentally-friendly methods of farming and working the land.
- Craft and cottage industries thrive in the Park - there is a vibrancy and a sense of community.
Keeping it special - the role of the Authority