4 Activities You Can Do at Peak District

You know what I love at Peak District? The things I can do there!

If you look at those nice places while doing different activities, I bet you will be wanting for more. Based from my experience, whenever I want to enjoy my time at Peak District, I just do these activities and my experience there is already enjoyable as well as memorable.

Trial Walking

The Peak District National Park, perhaps best known as walking country offers a spectacular variety of scenery and routes to be explored. There is something for everyone, may it be for individuals, families and groups or whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll. And there are four ways in which you can experience the walks: High Moorland, Limestone Dales, Moorland and Valley, Short Walks, Cycle/Walking Trails and The Pennine Way.

 

Camping

There are many campsites in the Peak District. I have tried most of them but what stands out the most for me is the Longnor Wood Holiday Park. The site is very well manicured, in a beautiful location. The staff were extremely helpful, from our arrival until the minute we left. They offered good advice on where to eat, what to visit and the best walks with our dog. The shower facilities were very good, hot showers, spacious washrooms. The site is a good size, not too big, and not too small. There are quite a few things to do on site, such as boules, mini golf, and a variety of boos, DvDs etc to borrow if that’s your thing.

 

Cycling

I love cycling at the Peak District because aside from being able to enjoy the beautiful scenery, I get to be physically fit. And because cycling is a form of exercise, it benefits me with good health benefits. At Peak District, there are a lot of events relating to cycle and because I am a bicycling enthusiasts, I mostly join whenever there is one to be held. There are many places in which you can cycle. The Black Harry Trails is the place where I always cycle because of you know, Harry. You get it.

 

Horse Riding

I simply love riding horses and the spectacular scenery as you ride along the lanes is breathtaking. The Northfield Farm Riding and Trekking Centre is one of the best riding venues for Horse Riding. This is where I always do my horse riding at Peak District. I can guarantee you, the best way to see all of Peak District is through Horse riding. If you and your friends are looking for a way to horse ride, The Northfield Farm Riding and Trekking Centre is the best place. The guides are very friendly and chat as you enjoy the leisurely hack. My family are from the area and I know it very well but to travel on horseback on a lovely sunny afternoon is the ultimate experience.

 

And these activities are what I truly love doing. What more, I get to do these things at Peak District which is so cool!

6 Popular Places at Peak District

Peak District has many popular places and here are the top 6 popular place that I have also gone to:

 

  1. Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill

Lovely walk on a very windy day from Castleton up past Peveril Castle through a little valley with many signs of old mining activity. When I walked the ridge, the views were very nice although the path was slabbed due to heavy foot traffic in many places to reduce wear and tear. Do take note that there’s a charge for parking at the bottom of Mam Tor, but it’s free for National Trust members – just leave your sticker or membership card in the windscreen. Also, the car park only takes cards if you’re not a member. The path up to Mam Tor is well stoned and not too gravelly.

 

  1. Stanage Edge

I visited the place on a lovely sunny day and enjoyed a long walk along the edge. The scenery is breath-taking and it helped that the weather was simply perfect. It was rather windy on top but the walk is quite easy. This is a great chill out zone, right outside Sheffield. You can get there from the city driving up to the end of Redmires road. A fantastic walk or run along a Roman road will take you to Stanage Pole. From there head towards high Neb to the North. This is the highest point of the area and of a good day a fantastic view over the peak district. From High Neb across the moor back to Redmires. It’s a good idea to have a map for the last bit of this walk.

 

  1. Nature & Wildlife Tours

The top three nature and wildlife popular place in Peak District:

  • Peak Mountaineering Day Tours
  • Sidecar Safari Peak District- Day Tours
  • Northfield Farm Horse Riding and Trekking Centre

 

  1. Dovedale

Dovedale is a beautiful valley with walking trails along the river or up into the hills. I started along the river, then headed uphill. It was a good little workout to get to the top, and then I was rewarded with gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside and a relaxed walk through pastures and down farm lanes to get back to our starting point where I had a treat from the little stone ice cream trailer.

 

  1. Buxton Opera House

I visited the Opera House as it was a sort of open day and I really loved the place. It is a beautiful and well preserved theatre and the group of volunteers that were working on the day was very friendly and helpful and made our visit special by sharing their knowledge and love of the building. If you happen to be around when it is open to visitors I truly recommend this.

 

  1. Chatsworth

It was a dream come true for me to visit Chatsworth House in the Peak District of England. The grounds around the home are magnificent and the inside of the home is stunning. Even though we were visiting on a Saturday and it was very busy we were able to move through the home very easily at our own pace. The staff were very friendly and happy to have a chat and answer our questions.

 

I definitely recommend that you go with these places as these places are beautiful. I am so happy that I was able to go in these places and I would love to come back again and again.

 

My Top 5 Peak District Restaurants

Peak District definitely has many restaurants and here are my top 5 picks:

 

The Garden Tea Room Restaurant

The Garden Tea Room Restaurant has a tiny tea room with enormous slices of cake. My friend and I discovered the Garden Tea Room whilst camping nearby. As its name implies, it is a beautiful little cottage with wonderful views over Lathkill Dale where teas are served in the garden. There is no indoor accommodation so it is a place to visit on a summery day. But it is well worth waiting for because the cakes are absolutely delicious and of very generous proportions. Tea is served in simple white bone china on a beautiful terrace and the owners are delightful and couldn’t be more helpful.  I couldn’t resist sampling the Bakewell Tart, which was fabulous, my friend opted for an enormous slice of light and moist carrot cake. Aside from its yummy foods and cakes it has fantastic views from the terrace and utterly charming owners. There were also a lot of Scottie dogs.

 

Stones Restaurant

It is a lovely spot by the river. Me and my friends had drinks outside with a delicious selection of amuse bouche nibbles. A nice variety of choices for the set Sunday lunch we really enjoyed our food. The food was beautifully presented and cooked very well. I really comment the restaurant as they have good choice of wines which made it perfect for a lunch. It was our first time in the Stones restaurant but definitely not when testing the quality of the foods and services. I personally have high standards and I am not easily pleased but they do well. Their service was friendly and efficient but not over the top.

 

Lighthouse Restaurant

I enjoy comparing and contrasting the course of both of their menus. The restaurant is decorated in muted tones, enhanced by polished silverware, glass and crisp linen. Their food is prepared in and served from an open kitchen in which the care and enthusiasm of the chefs is clear. I have been dining at the Lighthouse for a few years and always found the food and atmosphere delightful so when a big birthday was due it was the obvious choice for the big celebration.

 

The Green Way Cafe Restaurant

The food is made with care and love and is very tasty. I’m not vegetarian but I am very fussy about it but I was totally happy with my food. If I’d had more time I’d have stayed for cake too. I had the deli snack and delicious as the homemade bread was, two rolls was too much for me. Saying that, I don’t eat bread very often so perhaps it filled me more. The salad was exceptional. Their Homemade lemonade was lovely.

 

Lavender Tea Rooms Restaurant

They have lovely tea room for afternoon tea and cream teas. Their theme is Vintage, quirky interior which sets the scene for a lovely experience. All the staff very welcoming. I ordered two toasted sandwiches, cheese & tomato Chutney and the BLT. Both arrived quickly and with a side salad and crisps too.

 

It was so much fun trying out these restaurants as well as trying out their foods. I for sure will be back in these restaurant for the 2nd and for the nth time. All of their foods are delicious!

 

A Short Introduction About Me

I’m Jenny Jameson!

Whenever I have holiday travel, any activity to do or just a stroll along the road, I always go to Peak District. Why? Well, there are definitely a lot of reasons behind it.

Here are my main reasons in going to the Peak District:

The Scenery

Even if you ask the locals, even if you ask many people, ask them what they know the best of Peak District, I can guarantee you that it is the place. The place itself is very beautiful. It is like an untouched nature full of plants and greens everywhere. Indeed, it is very well protected and maintained.

The Activities

I love going back at Peak District because of the countless activities that I could do there. To name a few of those activities, there are Trial Walking, Camping and Horse Riding. There are many ways in which I can enjoy certain activities in the Peak District. You can do Trial Walking, Camping, Cycling, and Horse Riding which I mentioned earlier. I greatly enjoy Horse riding because I love horses. And also, the best way to see all of Peak District is through Horse riding.

If you only know the feeling when you are riding the horse and see Peak District’s wonderful scenery, it is really breath-taking. I couldn’t even be satisfied for just one round of horse riding. I needed to do it again and again and still I couldn’t get tired of it. There was this one time when I am with my friends. It was their first time riding the horse and they were really nervous. I just showed them to be calm and try to think of the sceneries more than them riding the horse. It worked. All of their worries disappeared. Their attention focused more on the beautiful scenery. They too were breathless. Well, it can really make you breathless. And because of it, I have love Peak District.

The Place

The Peak District is very wide and there are also many places and restaurants located there. The best place that I have gone through Peak District is the Chatsworth House. I was very happy to have visited it. For restaurants, I have gone through almost all of the restaurants at Peak District in one day and it was simply a wonderful experience. I get to taste different menus and all are really satisfying. Although I just ate small amount of the foods as it will be dangerous if I get myself full while still pending to try the rest of the menus and the other restaurants.
This site is the result of that love. I want my viewers to also love Peak District as I love it. I have also shared some tips and advices on what are the best things that you can do there. I am really hoping that in this little way of mine, I can be of help for anyone asking about Peak District. I will really do my best into giving you the appropriate answer and satisfaction.