If you’re British, you’ve probably thought about visiting the Peak District for a very long time. It’s one of the most popular and visited parts of the country. In fact, there’s a good chance that you’ve already been there at least once in your life. If you’re from out of the country and thinking about visiting the UK, but wondering where to go, the Peak District is an incredible place to visit while you’re in the UK. It features the kind of quaint cottages and local industry that many people look forward to when they visit England. It also features some of the best of the UK’s landscapes. It is divided into two different parts: Dark Peak and White Peak.
Dark Peak is the northern part of Peak District. It is mostly in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. It is considered much wilder and more hilly than the southern part. The Dark Peak is named for the millstone grit that covers the limestone underneath it. In the winter, the soil is very well saturated. The millstone gives the areas its name because the soil is darker. The area is also known as the High Peak because it is north of White Peak and covered in hills.
It is one of the historical areas defined as a part of Natural England. It covers about 87,000 hectares or 340 square miles. Interestingly enough, Dark Peak is known for having really horrible weather conditions, especially when it comes to flying. Over the years, several different types of military aircraft have crashed in the hills of Dark Peak. There have been so many wrecked that many people have cited seeing “ghost planes” flying around the area. Some people who have taken items from the crash sites have reported being visited by ghosts after that.
The southern part of the Peak District is known as the White Peak. In this part of the park, the limestone is not covered by the millstone grit, so it has much whiter rocks. Also, the lack of millstone grit has resulted in dry riverbeds and many caves. The soil is not very good for farming much, which makes it great for grazing cattle and sheep. The area consists of about 53,000 hectares or 200 square miles.
If the northern Dark Peak is defined by its high hills and dark soil, the White Peak is defined by its light stones and deep caves.
There are hundreds of different reasons to enjoy visiting the Peak District. Many people of all fitness levels and interests like to spend a week or more in the area. In fact, some people are known to travel there every year. They range from people who are big enthusiasts of exciting, heart-pounding activity to those who prefer to relax.
For relaxing, many people like trekking through the different trails. The money spent visiting the area also helps to ensure that it remains viable and navigable. The many different trails are well maintained in part by contributions. Also, many different people trekking through the trails helps to keep the trails well-kept. Hiking through the gentle terrain of White Peak is incredibly fun and many people find it a great way to spend an afternoon. For those who prefer a little more change in environment, hiking through Dark Peak offers a little bit more of a challenge.
For others, hiking itself isn’t enough of a thrill. For those, mountain biking has become a very popular activity that brings a lot of people to the area. They find the best trails in Dark Peak, where the rolling hills offer many different opportunities. Technical trails challenge the fine control of mountain bikers. Fast trails challenge their nerves. There are also many more activities that have become popular in the area. It is such a dynamic and unique place that just walking from place to place is a wonderful holiday.
The hardest part of visiting Peak District is finding a place to stay. When you decide to visit the area, you can view a large selection of beautiful cottages based in the Peak District on various websites. You should make sure that you are picking the very best cottage travel agents in the district. There are a lot of different companies that will attempt to rent you a cottage, but you can tell the right one by determining a few factors. You should first look at the different cottages that these places have to offer.
Are they good-looking cottages and high-quality photographs? You can tell a lot about the cottages by determining the quality of the photos. Moreover, you should check to see how recently the photos were taken. If they are recent photos, then it’s more likely that they are accurate photos of the cottage.
You should also check to see if the people who work for the agency have actually been to the Peak District. You should make sure that at least some of the people at the agency are frequent visitors to Peak District. If they are visitors to the district, then they will be able to personally vouch for the quality of the different cottages. Moreover, they’ll be able to give you personal advice about different places. For example, if you want to go to a certain restaurant, they can tell you if that restaurant is actually as good as the ratings say. They can even tell you what dishes they like to eat when they go.
Lastly, you should look for the location of the cottages in relation to other things. Is the cottage near any pharmacies where you might be able to fill a prescription? Is it near any fast food or takeaway? These might seem like little things but they can be what makes or breaks your holiday.
Visiting the Peak District is a great way to spend your holiday. You’ll be able to spend time relaxing or time boosting your heart rate.