The Peak District National Park was the first national park to be set up in Britain. It was created in 1951 and encompasses 542 square miles of protected land. The Peak District can be roughly divided into the High or Dark Peak & the White Peak.
The White Peak of the south encompasses steep sided, wooded, limestone gorges & bright green fields criss-crossed by dry stone walls. There are also many unspoilt & idyllic villages which provide excellent lunch stops en-route. In contrast the Millstone grit of the High Peak provides a much more rugged & remote destination to explore with many reservoirs & lakes which punctuate the landscape.