If you’re hoping to make the most of the last few weeks of the summer holidays by spending some time in the Peak District with your family, make sure you take in at least a couple of the region’s most iconic sights.
Of course, you’re not going to be short of beautiful views, with the region known for its natural beauty, but there are a few spots you shouldn’t miss out on, especially if this is your first time exploring the area. Here are our top picks of things to do in the Peak District.
Stanage Edge – This is known as the longest and most spectacular rocky outcrop in Britain. It spans some 6 km end to end, and boasts spectacular views across the moors. It’s a popular spot among rock climbers, so don’t be surprised to see people scaling its heights as you walk along the top.
Eldon Hole – Located on Eldon Hill, Eldon Hole is the deepest pothole in the region and is one of the seven wonders of the Peak District. It’s approximately 60 metres deep and potholers still regularly descend into its depths to view the cave at the bottom filled with stalactites and flowstone deposits.
Bakewell Church – Away from the wilds of the moors there are some beautiful towns within the Peak District and Bakewell, home of the famous Bakewell tart, is just one of them. One of the top attractions here is its church. The current church was constructed in the 12th century, although a place of worship has been on this site since 920 and there are still two Saxon crosses in situ.