Peak District information - Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, England, UK

The Peak District is a popular tourist area of Midland / Northern England, taking in parts of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. This page gives useful links, including accommodation, transport and outdoor links.

 

Peak District Links

Peak District National Park
The web site of the Peak District National Park Authority.

High Peak Borough Council
High Peak are one of the local authorities in the area, covering Buxton, New Mills and Glossop.

Derbyshire Dales District Council
The website of Derbyshire Dales, the local authority which covers much of the Derbyshire part of the Peak District. Their main centre is Matlock.

Bakewell Show
The annual Bakewell Show, held in early August, is the oldest agricultural show in the Peak District, and is a major local event

Matlock Website
Information about the rtown of Matlock, county town of Derbyshire

 

Tourism Links

Visit Buxton Website
The Visit Buxton website - a guide for visitors to Buxton. Run by the Buxton Partnership.

Derbyshire Online
A guide for Derbyshire visitors.

Le Peak District En Francais
C'est tres bon!

Visit Castleton web site
Castleton Holiday Accommodation and Tourism Guide, organised by Castleton Chamber of Commerce

Peak Directions
Peak Directions contains a vast amount of information and links to services and communities within the Peak District

Hartington and District Website
Hartington is one of the most popular villages in the Peak District. This site offers information, walks, cycle rides, and accommodation for Hartington and surrounding villages.

Matlock Website
We focus on providing information about tourist attractions in and around Matlock.

Visitors Guide to Bakewell
A guide and local directory for the town of Bakewell, Derbyshire, the 'capital' of the Peak District

Introduction to Buxton Video
A video showing the attractions of Buxton and the Buxton Festival

Discover Buxton
Tours of Buxton including bus and tram rides around the town.

 

Accommodation Links

Peak District Farm Holidays
A website offering farmhouse Bed and Breakfast and self catering accommodation in and around the Peak District.

Derbyshire Dales and Dovedale Farm Holidays
Farm holiday accommodation in the area on the southern edge of the National Park and down towards Derby and Alton Towers.

Edale Valley website
A web site offering information about and accommodation in the Edale Valley.

Peak Cottages Direct
A website offering holiday cottage accommodation in the Peak District.

Derbyshire Dales and Ashbourne Accommodation Group
Self catering, Bed and Breakfast camping and caravans in the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District.

English Holiday Guide.com
Bargain England Holidays online from the holiday guide for England

Campsites Peak District
Find caravan parks and campsites with Caravan Sitefinder.

Peak District Campsites and Caravan Sites
Camp Site Search allows you to search the Peak District for camping and caravan sites.

The Izaak Walton Peak District Hotel
A picturesque hotel situated near Ashbourne, Peak District offering a comfortable stay, in an idyllic setting with modern facilities.

Derbyshire Holiday Cotatges
A website of local Peak District and Derbyshire self-catering accommodation.

 

Transport Links

Rail Timetables
National Rail Timetable enquiry website

Derbyshire Public Transport
A public transport site run by Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council.

Interactive journey planner for the East Midlands
A public transport journey planner (bus and rail) for Derbyshire and the East Midlands

National Express Coaches
Coaches services nationally, including the Peak District

Peak Premier Travel
A local travel and taxi service.

DJG Taxis of Birchover
A taxi company operating from Birchover near Bakewell and Matlock in Derbyshire.

 

Weather Links

Met Office
Met Office weather forecasts for the East Midlands, including the Peak District.

Buxton Weather Station
An enthusiast's Buxton Weather station.

 

Outdoors Links

The British Mountaineering Council
The body which speaks for mountaineers and climbers in this country.

On Rock
A public interest website giving information on rock-climbing, walking, cycling and other sports.

Peak Activities Ltd
Outdoor activities instruction - climbing, walking, caving.

Focus Activities
Outdoor activities instruction - climbing, walking, caving and team-building.

David Matthews Adventure
Outdoor activities instruction - climbing, walking, caving.

Rock and Ice
Professional UK rock climbing instruction and holidays.

Adam Evans
Professional Caving instruction.

Hollowford Centre
Outdoor activities instruction and accommodation.

Peakdays Mountain Bike
Mountain bike courses and guiding

Derbyshire Flying Centre
Hang-Gliding Instruction

Airways Airsports
A local hang-gliding and paragliding equipment supplier and instruction school.

Derbyshire Soaring Club
One of the two local hang-gliding clubs.

Grough-Stuff Guided Walks
Grough Stuff offer a personal guided walking service for individuals or groups in and around the Peak District.

Peak Mountaineering
Local specialists in all mountain activities and mountain biking.  Courses and private guiding throughout the UK and abroad

Aspire Adventure Activities
Provide safe, friendly and professional instruction for outdoor activities in the Peak District.

Go Cave
Bespoke Caving Instruction and Guiding in the Derbyshire Peak District and Yorkshire Dales.

Twin Peaks Outdoor Activities
Twin Peaks Outdoor Activities is an innovative outdoor activity provider based in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Parapente Flying School
This paragliding school flies from Shining Tor and Bunster Hill at Dovedale.

Great Trails
gr8trails offers all inclusive guided mountain biking and short breaks and weekends away throughout the UK.

Peaks and Paddles
Peaks and Paddles offer friendly, experienced and qualified instruction for family and adult groups in various adventure activities including canoeing, caving, and abseiling. Full and half days available.

Gritstone Adventure Activities
Courses in Rock climbing, mountain biking and mountain navigation in the Peak District

Transpeak Walks
Free to the public guided walks around the Peak District.

Peak National Park Cycle Hire
The cycle hire stations operated by the Peak District National Park.

Mountain Biking in the Peak District
Mountain bike maps, routes and guides

Peak Tours - cycling and walking tours
Peak Tours offers Cycling & Walking tours in the Heart of England – The Peak District

A walking website with Peak District walks
Despite its name, this website has numerous walks across the country, including a good number in the Peak District.

18 Bikes of Hope
Mountain bike sales, parts and hire. Located in the centre of the village of Hope, in the Hope Valley.

Bike Factory of Whaley Bridge
Bike Factory are probably the largest and best-stocked bike shop in and around the Peak District.

A cycling website with GPS data
If you like cycling and have a GPS device then this is the site for you. This site has routes across the whole country, including the Peak District.

Peak Cycle Hire
Peak Cycle Hire are based in Hayfield, near the end of the Sett Valley Trail. They will deliver bikes for hire all round the Peak District.

Peak District Mountain Bike Courses
Looking for mountain bike instruction in the Peak District, then look no further.

Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire
Cycle hire and refreshments at Blackwell Mill at the western (Buxton) end of the Monsal Trail

Hassop Station Cafe, Bookshop and Gift Shop
Hassop Station has a cafe, bookshop and gift shop. Cycle hire is also available. On the Monsal Trail near Bakewell

Cicerone Cycling Guide
A cycling guide to the Peak District, published by Cicerone Press

Cicerone Walking Guides
Walking Guides to the Peak District, published by Cicerone Press

Bike Garage
Bike sales, repair and hire at Bamford in Hope Valley

Revolution Mountain Biking
Tuition, skills courses and guided rides designed to improve your technique, ability and confidence to get the most out of your riding.

Walking in Derbyshire
Hundreds of FREE walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking clubs in the county

Electric Bikes from Eco Republic
Eco Republic sell electric bikes and other 'green' products from their shop in central Buxton

Alive Bike Hire, Hope
A new bike hire shop in the Hope Valley, in the centre of Hope Village, Derbyshire

Peak District Walks
A website of local walks by the producers of the Grate Little Guides series of walking guides.

Hitch and Hike Ltd
Outdoor equipment and caving suppliers, based in Bamford.

Jo Royle Outdoor
Outdoor equipment suppliers based in Buxton

Outside Mountain Equipment Shops
Outdoor equipment suppliers based in Hathersage and Calver

Safariquip travel & tropical supply specialists of Castleton
Outdoor equipment suppliers and expedition suppliers

Caving Supplies
The leading local (and probably national) suppliers of caving equipment. Based in Buxton.

Wirksworth Outdoors
An outdoor equipment company based in Wirksworth

Ladybower Fishery
Fishing is a popular sport and Ladybower is one of the best places in the Peak District. Ladybower Fishery offer permits for fly fishing.

Learn Skydiving
Learn skydiving with James Bond’s stunt double and British Skydiving gold medalist. You can qualify to skydive on your own in just 8 skydives. We also run Wind Tunnel courses that teach you how to fly your body.

Fish on the Dove in Beresford Fishery
Beresford Fishery manage the fishing rights on the River Dove on Beresford Dale. Day fishing licences are available.

 

Special Interest Holidays Links

Skylark Holidays
We provide leisure and learning holidays and offer guided walks and map reading courses in the Peak District as well as a range of other holidays.

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
The website for the steam railway running alongside Rudyard Lake

Peak Rail
Peak Rail run steam trains between Matlock and Darley Dale, along the former Midland Railway.

A Roaches Website
A local website devoted to The Roaches and surrounding area

 

Culture Links

Buxton Opera House
Buxton Opera House offer a full range of cultural events.

Buxton Festival
The annual opera, music and arts festival in Buxton.

Buxton Festival Fringe
A guide to fringe events at Buxton Festival.

Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival
The country's (if not the world's) leading festival of Gilbert and Sullivan music.

Chapel en-le-Frith Morris Men
Morris men probably rank as 'cultural'.

ArtsDerbyshire
ArtsDerbyshire is the official source of What's On in Derbyshire, and is a collaborative project managed by the local authorities in Derbyshire.

Bollington Arts Centre
Bollington Arts Centre have a programme which includes juazz, chamber concerts and art exhibitions.

Derbyshire Arts
We provide residential and day attendance painting holidays in a variety of mediums. Tuition by professional internationally respected artists.

From the Workshop - piano recitals
A piano recital series organised by Shackleford Pianos of Macclesfield

Stoney Middleton Heritage Centre
Stoney Middleton Heritage Centre Community Group aim to promote this small Peak District village

 

Heritage Links

Peakland Heritage Site
A website devoted to the heritage of the county of Derbyshire.

The National Trust
A voluntary funded body which owns and conserves many great houses and large areas of land in the Peak.

English Heritage
A government funded body devoted to the conservation of national monuments - such as Peveril Castle.

Peak District Mines Historical Society
The PDMHS are the leading authorities on the history of Peak District lead mining. They own the Magpie Mine and operate the Mining Museum in Matlock Bath.

Derbyshire Heritage site
Ongoing project to collate information about many of the places of special interest in Derbyshire

Macclesfield Silk Museum
For many years a centre of silk making, Macclesfield has this museum as its only relic of the trade

 

Photography Links

Picture the Past
A website devoted to historical photographs

Photo-Ark
Another website devoted to historical photographs

Derby and Derbyshire photographs
A website devoted to photographs of Derby and the surrounding area

High Peak photography
A website by an Edale-based local photographer

BBC Website 360 degree views
The BBC website has a number of 360 degree views of Derbyshire sights

A website of aerial photographs
This site has some good photographs of Buxton, Leek and Macclesfield

Pictures of England website
A website devoted to images of England, including the Peak District.

Life in a Lens Museum
A museum of local photography and local history, located in Matlock Bath.

Image Palette - contemporary photographic images
You'll find wonderful images of landscapes, aspects of nature, still life and arresting abstract compositions on our website, including images of the Peak District. We supply superb limited edition photographic 'gallery wrap' prints on artists canvas.

Peak-Photos is a collection of photographic images from Richard Wheeler.
Richard is particularly interested in capturing powerful and dramatic images often resulting in shooting in Derbyshire's most extreme conditions.

Peak District Landscape Photography website
A Peak District Landscape Photography, which sells Cards, Mounted and Framed pictures of local scenes

Ravens Eye Gallery
A local gallery specialising in images of the Peak District and elsewhere, greetings cards etc.

Peak Images
Award-winning local photographer who offers photography tuition in Derbyshire/Peak District and abroad.

Stephen Price Photography
Stephen Price is a Sheffield based photographer who specialises in images of the Peak District and other landscapes

Mat Robinson Photography
Photographs of the Peak District and Yorkshire,

Peak Preview Photography
A local photographer of the Peak District with images on display in Castleton and Sheffield

 

Nature and Wildlife Links

English Nature
The body which is charged with conserving our natural heritage. Their local office is in Over Haddon and they administer a number of National Nature reserves around the area.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
This body has a number of wildlife reserves in Derbyshire.

Discovering Fossils
A website devoted to fossils and with a number of fossil walks in various areas of the country.

 

Local Crafts Links

Peak District Products
An association of local craftspeople

Peak District Foods
An association of local food producers and retail outlets for local foods, including restaurants and pubs.

Causeway House Crafts
A Castleton crafts and gift shop, with an on-line shop.

Ingrid Karsson-Kemp - Multimedia artist
Ingrid is a Swedish born visual artist and workshop provider. She is based in Earl Sterndale and her work can best be described as mixed media with rich colourful textures, whether painting on handmade paper, or stitching in fabric and fibre.

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