Created by: Jane Gillies
In 1951 the Peak District, in the heart of central England, became the first area in the UK to be designated as a national park to protect the outstanding natural beauty, wildlife and culture of the area. With its rounded hills, miles of wild moor, deep limestone gorges, and gritstone escarpments, the landscape has inspired artists and writers for centuries and continues to be a popular place for location filming.
It is easy to see why this area served as the inspiration for several key scenes in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and as the location for a Sherlock Holmes mystery. The Peak District’s wonderful places to walk, beautiful countryside and rich history make it the perfect place to enjoy a short break. As well as taking you on memorable hikes and pausing to appreciate the flora and fauna, your expert guide will share stories of secret places and local legends. There will also be plenty of time to explore fascinating historic sites and wander around stately homes and gardens at your own pace.
This Peak District trip is part of our exciting collection of self-drive itineraries. You can enjoy this trip as a short break, or choose to extend your holiday by adding on one or more of our other itineraries in this range. Suitable for families, couples and groups of friends, the exciting and varied activities on these trips will be tailored to your interests and preferences, making them accessible to all ages and levels of experience. With the option to upgrade accommodation and add on extra days and activities, you are sure to find your perfect adventure.
This price is based on a group of 4, prices will vary depending on group size. Please get in touch with our team to confirm the trip price for your group.