11 reasons why we love the Peak District National Park

Living in Derbyshire, we're so lucky to have the Peak District National Park right on our doorstep.

Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 4:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 4:49 pm
There are so many reasons to love the Peak District National Park
There are so many reasons to love the Peak District National Park

This year marks 70 years of National Parks so we've decided to celebrate the occasion by listing 11 reasons why we love the Peak District National Park so much. And for ideas on what to do in the area, check out our guide to 50 fun and fabulous things to do in the Peak District.

The Peak District National Park was the first national park in the UK, created in 1951. Before the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in 1932, open moorland was closed to all. But walkers exercised their rights and the rest is history!
Not only is the Peak District the UK's first national park, it is also one of the most visited. And it's no wonder why! With 555 square miles of beautiful landscape, you can't fail to fall in love with the area

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Whether you fancy a scenic drive, a long hike, a bike ride or something more energetic like watersports or paragliding, you'll find it all in the Peak District. So grab your loved ones and get out and explore
The Peak District National Park is mostly in Derbyshire but also takes in parts of Cheshire, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. And we get it not only on our doorstep, but for free!
We may not be blessed with endless days of sunshine, but that doesn't matter in the Peak District. As well as enjoying the great outdoors, there's lots of indoor activities you can do, like exploring caverns or visiting Chatsworth
Everyone knows the social media site isn't all about selfies and pictures of your food. So get snap happy while exploring the beautiful hills, valleys and water features of the Peak District National Park and share your pics!
The Peak District National Park is a great place to visit for food lovers. Sample a traditional Bakewell Pudding, or buy locally made Stilton in Hartington. You can even enjoy Michelin-starred fine dining at Fischers Baslow Hall
The 268 mile Pennine Way, was the UK's first National Trail. And it starts in Edale, running all the way to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. We can't think of a better place to begin walking such an historic route.
Part of the beauty of the Peak District National Park is the rugged landscape but there are plenty areas that are accessible for all like traffic-free trails for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, wheelchair users and pram pushers
From creating employment to attracting tourists, the Peak District National Park has a huge impact on the area's economy. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
From neolithic henge monuments to the caves of Castleton, there's no shortage of places for history buffs to visit in the Peak District National Park. Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images