Peak District Adventure Map

The Peak District is a popular weekend destination for walkers, cyclists, mountain bikers and climbers. It’s located between Manchester and Sheffield and extends south to Ashbourne in Derbyshire.

It’s divided into two areas, the southerly White Peak has limestone geology with rolling hills and steep sided valleys while the northern Dark Peak has open moorland and gritstone edges.

We have been to this area numerous times and it’s ideal for day trips, once you have been you will want to return for more adventures

peak district adventure map

Our top 5 Adventures

  1. Walking Kinder Scout, the highest gritsone peak
  2. Cycling Monsal Trail, Voted Britain’s favorite cycle route
  3. Climbing on Stanage, Britain’s most popular crag
  4. Mountain Biking Jacob’s Ladder Classic route
  5. Caving Huge choice of caves, take a guide for safety and local knowledge

Peak District Areas

  • Hope Valley  Heart of the Derbyshire countryside
  • White Peak  Central and southern Peak District whose geology is carboniferous limestone.
  • Dark Peak  Extensive areas of moorland with steep sided valleys cut by fast‐flowing streams
  • Derwent Valley World heritage site
  • Derbyshire Independent guide

Walking challenges

Mountain Biking

There are dozens of trails across the district, we have selected five of the best


Best short walks

  • The Roaches A short circular walk with superb views over surrounding area
  • Curbar Edge and Froggat Edge 4 mile walk along an edge with open moorland
  • Castleton A walk with magnificent views, a Norman Castle, four spectacular caverns and an historic village
  • Lovers walk Matlock Bath,  a series of footpaths along riverside and spectacular cliffs
  • Edale to Mam Tor Easy way to get some great views and tick a summit

Activity centers

Pubs & Cafes

Hostels, bunkhouses and campsites

Peak District links

Cycling and Mountain Biking Links

Walking Links

Climbing and Caving Links

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