by Ben Giles
1 March 2021
The Peak District is an upland area at the southern end of the Pennines and includes parts of Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. Mostly split between the gritstone of the Dark Peak and the limestone area of the White Peak, the Peak District National Park became the UK's first national park in 1951. Tourism had been growing since the advent of the railways, with visitors attracted by the spa towns of Buxton and Matlock Bath, Castleton's show caves, and Bakewell, the national park's only town.
The stunning landscape accessed by an extensive network of public footpaths now draws outdoors enthusiasts from far and wide. This new volume from Pocket Mountains Ltd includes 40 of the most popular walks in the Peak District.