The Peak District National Park offers some of the best walks in the UK, with varied landscape, beautiful scenery, historical attractions and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you’re a keen rambler then you’ll be in your element walking in the stunning Peak District. As this National Park covers an area of approximately 542 square miles, the Peaks offers a range of walks from challenging hikes to leisurely strolls so you can pick from any number of walks to suit your fitness level and interests.
An excellent time to visit the Peaks if you’re a fan of walking is during the Peak District Walking and Outdoors Festival which runs from the 23rd April to the 8th May. This festival offers a number of organised walks and events which showcase the area in all its glory, from vast expanses of moorland to rolling hills, quaint villages and limestone dales. If you visit the Peak District Tourist Board website then you will be able to find a wealth of information regarding the walking festival events. The Peak District Tourist Board website features a full schedule of all the organised walking events which are due to take place plus a synopsis of the walks, start and finish times, cost and contact details. If you’ve never visited this stunning National Park before then taking a short break to the Peaks during the Walking and Outdoors Festival would be an excellent opportunity for you to take in all the hotspots without the hassle of organising the routes yourself. The festival features walks which are as varied as a five day walk which takes in the beauty of the stunning Derwent Valley, including a hike up Mam Tor, and leisurely strolls around the old spa town of Buxton. There are many other walks taking place which means you can choose which parts of the Peaks you want to explore and walk at a pace that suits you.