Your Stay in the Peak District

Welcome to the Peak District

Situated in central England, the Peak District National Park is a beautiful location with steep valleys, extensive moorland, hills, and farmland.

Spanning over 555 square miles, the park boasts scenic cycling, hiking, and walking trails, perfect for those who love to roam freely in the fresh air.

With more than 80% of the UK’s population living within four hours of the national park, the Peak District is one of the most accessible parks in the UK.

As the park extends over five counties including Derbyshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire, and Greater Manchester, the Peak District boasts plenty of things to do and see.

Explore the Peak District

Discover the best cycling routes and rides for your next trip to the Peak District.

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Travel easy in the Peak District with an E-Bike


Where is the best place to stay in the Peak District?

Narrowing down your holiday destination can be a tricky task! First of all, what is the kind of retreat you are looking for? Are you a foodie? Do you like to explore? Here are some of our recommendations:

  • Ashford-in-the-Water – A great romantic getaway
  • Bakewell – Amazing if you are a foodie
  • Buxton – Great for those who enjoy tourist attractions
  • Castleton – Great for long walks in the fresh air
  • Dovedale – Perfect for those who like to explore
  • Edale – Best for beautiful views on your cycling trip
  • Eyam – Perfect for those with a keen interest in history
  • Hathersage – The best location for a rural retreat
  • Leek – For the antique lovers
  • Tissington – Great for water sports too!
What is the weather like in the Peak District?

Do you want the forecast before your trip? Take a look at the latest weather updates in the Peak District.

How do I get to the Peak District?

There are plenty of ways to get to the Peak District National Park.

Via train:

There are excellent rail networks from Manchester, Sheffield, and Derby. You can travel to these cities from all over the country. There are plenty of local railway lines that get you into the heart of the Peak District, these include:

  • Derwent Valley Line (East Midlands Railway) – This connects Derby and Matlock via Duffield, Belper, Ambergate, Whatstandwell, Cromford, and Matlock Bath.
  • Hope Valley Line (Northern Railway) – This connects Manchester and Sheffield via Grindleford, Hathersage, Bamford, Hope, and Edale.
  • Glossop Line (Northern Railyway) – This connects Manchester to Glossop and Hadfield via Gorton, Godley, Lymefield, and Dinting.
  • Buxton Line (Northern Railway) – This connects Manchester / Stockport and Buxton via Furness Vale, Whaley Bridge, Chapen-en-le-Frith, and Dove Holes.

You can get up to date information about train schedules, routes, and fares on the National Rail website.

Via bus / coach:

There are many services that operate from big cities to small towns in the Midlands, popular routes include:

With National Express – 

  • London to Derby
  • London to Sheffield
  • Birmingham to Sheffield
  • Birmingham to Manchester

With Megabus –

  • London to Sheffield
  • Plymouth to Sheffield
  • Cardiff to Sheffield

From Derby, you will be able to travel onwards to Buxton, Matlock, and Bakewell via the TransPeak buses. You can then travel to other destinations in the Peak District using the High Peak bus network.

Via air:If you are travelling from further afield, the closest airports to the Peak District are Manchester Airport and East Midlands Airport. Depending on where you are flying from, it may be more convenient for you to travel to Birmingham, London, or other UK airports and then use other modes of transport to the Peak District.

How can I travel around the Peak District?

On average, the Peak District attracts over 13.25 million visitors per year. With that in mind, we always recommend that visitors travel by foot or by bike if they can, to reduce the number of emissions and traffic produced during their visit.Why not hire an E-Bike for your stay? Book your E-Bike here.

Not sure on which E-Bike to Hire?