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Perfect Peak District Days Out

Perfect Peak District Days Out: Bakewell

The picture-perfect town of Bakewell in Derbyshire is often referred to as the ancient capital of the Peak District, and it’s the only town that lies wholly within the boundary of the National Park. Bakewell is a relatively small market town with a population of less than 5,000, but its peaceful setting on the River Wye and its wealth of historic buildings, shops and restaurants make it a very popular destination for visitors. We think it’s a wonderful place to explore, with pretty riverside walks, narrow lanes and hidden courtyards.
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Perfect Peak District Days Out: Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle is a true fairytale castle, perched high on a ridge above the Vale of Scarsdale on the eastern edge of the Peak District. It's a great place to spend a day, with plenty to see and do for the whole family. The Little Castle, Terrace Range and Riding House are all open to the public to explore, as are the beautiful gardens. There's also a cafe, gift shop and children's playground on site.
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Perfect Peak District Days Out: Ladybower Reservoir and the Upper Derwent Valley

Ladybower Reservoir is one of three reservoirs located in the beautiful Upper Derwent Valley, close to the village of Bamford in the High Peak area of the Peak District. Ladybower is the largest and newest of the reservoirs, the other two being the more remote but equally picturesque Derwent Reservoir and Howden Reservoir. The three reservoirs between them cover almost 200 square kilometres and are set amid stunning scenery of hills, woodlands and moorland on the border of Derbyshire and Yorkshire.
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Perfect Peak District Days Out: Treak Cliff Cavern

The beautiful Treak Cliff Cavern, located in the village of Castleton in Derbyshire, offers a great Peak District day out. It’s the home of Britain’s rarest mineral, Blue John stone, and Castleton is the only place in the world where it can be found! There are beautiful caverns to explore here, as well as a cafe with fantastic views, a gift shop and a museum.
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Perfect Peak District Days Out: Carsington Water

The beautiful reservoir of Carsington Water lies on the edge of the Peak District near Ashbourne. It’s the ninth largest reservoir in England and covers a whopping 300 hectares (741 acres); 700 football pitches could fit on the surface! It's a fabulous place to spend a day, being a perfect location for walking, cycling, bird-watching, fishing and a wide range of water sports.
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Perfect Peak District Days Out: Lud’s Church

The deep, dark chasm of Lud’s Church is a truly mysterious place, full of myth and legend, hidden within the depths of Back Forest in the Staffordshire Peak District. Inside is green as far as the eye can see. The walls are covered with mosses, ferns and grasses, and arching above the chasm, forming a natural roof, are trees that have grown from both sides to meet in the middle.
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Perfect Peak District Days Out: Ashford in the Water

Ashford-in-the-Water is - arguably! - the most perfect little village in the Peak District. Certainly if you're looking for chocolate-box appeal, you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere more picturesque. It has everything that a country village needs: an idyllic riverside setting, complete with a medieval bridge, pretty limestone cottages, narrow lanes, a tearoom and cosy country pubs. The Sheepwash Bridge across the River Wye is one of the most photographed bridges in England, and it’s not hard to see why.
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Perfect Peak District Days Out: The Roaches

The Roaches is a stunning gritstone ridge that rises up from moorland close to Leek in Staffordshire, on the south west edge of the Peak District. At its highest point the ridge reaches 505m and provides spectacular views over Staffordshire, Cheshire and even into Lancashire and Wales. it's a great place to spend a day in the Great Outdoors, with more than 975 acres of rocky upland to explore, providing a perfect playground for walkers and climbers.
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Perfect Peak District Days Out: The High Peak Trail

The High Peak Trail offers 17 miles of almost traffic-free bliss for walkers, runners, cyclists and horse-riders, stretching between Dowlow near Buxton and High Peak Junction near Cromford. It follows the route of the former High Peak Railway Line, opened in 1831, and runs through stunning limestone countryside and rolling hills, passing close to the ancient site of Minninglow.
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Perfect Peak District Days Out: Monyash

The lovely village of Monyash in the Derbyshire Peak District is gorgeous, a place to stop for a while and enjoy the village life, with pretty stone cottages lining quiet lanes and a country inn overlooking a village green.
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