Peak District short breaks campaign to woo Pennine Way walkers

Visitors will be enticed to the Peak District for walking adventures as part of a national campaign.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 9:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 10:04 am
Jacob's Ladder on the Pennine Way in Derbyshire is a popular place for ramblers.

The benefits of taking a short break in Derbyshire’s beautiful countryside near the Pennine Way will be flagged up during a post-lockdown push.

Walkers will be guided on sleeping under the stars and following in the footsteps of Romans along Hadrian’s Wall as they follow the Pennine Way from Edale to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders.

Discover England’s Great Walking Trails project aims to highlight the plus points of a break near seven of the country’s long-distance National Trails.

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Edale Rocks provide a great walking destination for visitors.

Jo Dilley, managing director of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire which is co-ordinating the campaign, said: “There’s never been a better time to reconnect with the great outdoors.“Exploring some of England’s most beautiful rural and coastal locations, National Trails offer something for everyone and provide the perfect backdrop for a short break. You can take an easy stroll or challenging hike, enjoy the brilliant benefits of walking and uncover unique experiences; from hands-on activities and impressive sites to fabulous food and drink and cosy places to stay.

“Through the Discover England’s Great Walking Trails project, we hope visitors will be inspired to take a fresh look at the incredible tourism offer right here on our

doorstep and discover the sheer variety of things to see and do on a staycation near our stunning National Trails.”

Visitors can wander between stately homes and seaside towns on the Norfolk Coast Path, discover James Herriot heritage and Michelin-star restaurants on the Cleveland Way, take a two-wheeled tour of Canterbury and the Kent coast on the North Downs Way or seek out literary legacies and country pubs on the Cotswold Way.

Each itinerary in the collection, which will be available online from early April, showcases the diverse range of experiences available near the route, ranging from wildlife-watching and cycling tours to pottery-making and paddle-boarding.

To find out more about the adventures, go to