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Peak District Outdoor Activities - Walking, Climbing, Cycling and other sports

Peak District Outdoor Activities - walking, climbing, cycling, mountain-biking, pot-holing, caving, hand-gliding and other sports in the Peak District.

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The Peak District has a huge variety of walking in all sorts of country
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Rock Climbing

The Peak District contains some of the country's finest rock climbing.
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Cycling is very popular and there are many possible routes on roads, trails and off-road.
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On sunny days the air around Mam Tor can be thick with hang gliders.
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Mountain Biking

Mountain bikes are very popular and there are routes for all levels of ability.
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Pot Holing

This is a popular area for this sport, with many caverns and old mines to explore.
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Local Outdoor 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.
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
Carsington sports and leisure centre
Spend an action packed day at Carsington Water. We offer the hire of watersports equipment and cycle hire, plus tuition in various watersports
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.
Cycling tours with Open Road, Open Skies
A cycling touring company, Open Road Open Skies, based in Glossop. We offer guided day tours and multi-day tours in the Peak District, as well as other places.
Northern Eye Books
Award-winning, modern walking and hiking books for UK National Parks and long distance paths.
Pegasus Mountain Bike Courses
Nottingham-based business which provides MIAS mountain bike instructor courses, including courses in the Peak District
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
Brookes Outdoor Look
An online outdoor clothing and supplies retailer called Outdoor Look based in Macclesfield and with a Macclesfield retail store
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.
Peak Hidden Trails
Local walking tour guide who enjoys telling folk stories, passing on knowledge of history and geology. Knowledegable about caverns and Blue John.
Walking Routes website
A walking site with numerous routes in the Peak District and elsewhere.
Trailgauge Mapping Software
Some very useful GPS mapping software
ISYS Outdoors
Producers of digital maps and guides on CD
W Slack and Sons
...Hike...Trek...Explore... Paramo Premier Stockist .. based in Mansfield
Walking Forum
Walking Forum is a forum for discussing all aspects of country walking and hiking in the UK with boards for general chat, gear, photography,  and all the popular UK walking destinations
Singers Outdoors - Equipment Suppliers
"We won't be beaten on price!"

Hostels and Bunk Houses
Some selected local hostels and bunk houses
Camp Sites
A selection of local camp sites

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