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Top things to do in the Peak District

Nestled in the heart of England, the Peak District in Derbyshire is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, history lovers, and those simply looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Our two stunning Derbyshire holiday parks, Ashbourne Heights and Newhaven, both serve as ideal locations to explore the local area. With its stunning landscapes, charming villages, and rich heritage, there's no shortage of activities to enjoy. Here are the top five things to do in the Peak District:

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Hike up Mam Tor

Mam Tor, also known as the "Shivering Mountain," offers some of the most breathtaking views in the Peak District. The relatively easy hike to the summit is suitable for families and novice hikers alike. Once at the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside, including the Hope Valley and Edale. The dramatic landscapes make it a perfect spot for photography and picnicking.


Explore Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is a must-visit. This grand estate boasts exquisite architecture, expansive gardens, and an impressive art collection. Take a leisurely stroll through the beautifully manicured grounds, marvel at the intricate interiors, or enjoy a meal at one of the estate’s cafes. Throughout the year, Chatsworth hosts various events, including the renowned Christmas market.

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Visit the Caverns in Castleton

Castleton, a picturesque village in the Peak District, is famed for its fascinating underground caverns. The Blue John Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern, and Speedwell Cavern each offer unique subterranean experiences. Discover the stunning formations of stalactites and stalagmites, learn about the history of Blue John stone mining, and even take a boat ride through an underground canal. These caverns are a fantastic way to delve into the geological wonders of the area.

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Cycle the Monsal Trail

The Monsal Trail is an 8.5-mile-long, traffic-free route that’s perfect for cycling, walking, or horse riding. It follows a former railway line, cutting through some of the most picturesque parts of the Peak District. The trail passes through several tunnels, over viaducts, and alongside the serene River Wye. It’s an ideal way to explore the area’s natural beauty at a leisurely pace, with plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the views.


Wander around Bakewell

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without stopping in Bakewell, the charming market town famous for its delicious Bakewell pudding. Stroll along the River Wye, explore the quaint shops and cafes, and immerse yourself in the town’s history. Don’t miss the weekly market held every Monday, where you can find local produce, crafts, and antiques. Bakewell is also a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside

The Peak District offers a diverse range of activities that cater to all interests and ages. Whether you’re scaling heights, delving underground, or simply enjoying the local culture, this beautiful region promises an unforgettable experience. So pack your bags, lace up your walking boots, and get ready to discover the wonders of the Peak District!


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Caravan Holidays in the Peak District

With so much to do in Derbyshire, it's no wonder that Asbourne Heights and Newhaven are so loved by our guests. Not only do you have a scenic views right on your doorstep, there's an abundance of walking, hiking and cycling trails to discover, with plenty of family-friendly attractions to keep everyone entertained. Discover our holiday parks in Derbsyhire today!

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