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 tranquillity 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 street lights!
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.