Peak District National Park

Home of Britain's first national park - the Peak District.
Located right at the heart of England, the stunning and diverse scenery of the Peak District and Derbyshire is a paradise for all outdoor enthusiasts.
Let us invite you to the marvellous hill-village of Castleton, dominated by the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle and surrounded by superb walking country. Below ground, there is a subterranean network of caverns and mines which has drawn people to the area for more than two millennia.



Travel by train from London King's Cross to Hope changing at Sheffield. Then walk or take a bus (service 272) to Castleton.

Local bus transport: click here


Recommended walks & Sights & Where to eat

Walk around the Castleton WALK 1: Walk around the Castleton / day 1

Length: 9 km. Grade: easy. Suggested maps: OS Explorer Map (Peak District, sheet OL1).

Travel to Castleton (by train via Sheffield and Hope) and bus (number 272).

Start your amazing long weekend in Peak District by a circular walk around Castleton via Mam Tor (Shivering Mountain), Hollins Cross and Lose Hill. Download the map below.
Celebrate the day in a pub in Castleton, we recommend The Castle (see link below).
Sleep in hotel or B&B in Casteton or YHA Castleton.

Click here to download the map

Hike to Kinder Scout via Jacob's Ladder WALK 2: Hike to Kinder Scout via Jacob's Ladder / day 2

Length: 18 km. Grade: moderate-hard. Suggested maps: OS Explorer Map (Peak District, sheet OL1).

Strengthen by a rich breakfast today's challenge is Kinder Scout (636 m / 2,088 ft above sea level, Kinder Scount is the highest point in the Peak District). Download the map below.
On the way back to Castleton, it is worth to stop for late dinner in The Old Nags Head Inn (in the village Edale).

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Visit Blue John Caverns VISIT BLUE JOHN CAVERNS / day 3

After all that hiking it's time to relax. We recommend you to visit world famous Blue John Caverns.

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Sights: Blue John Caverns, Peveril Castle

Where to eat: The Castle

What to take with you on your adventures & Travel necessities

IN MY BAG I SHOULD HAVE... click here A couple of tips from Minty on what to take with you. And remember: "He who would travel happily must travel light" (Antoine de Saint-Exupery).

Any questions? Ask those who have already been there!

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