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The Best of The Peak District

Walk the hilltops, dales and gorges of Britain's first National Park on this holiday exploring the highlights of the Peak District

From£POA

  • nights
  • Half Board

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Walk the High Peak Trail
  • Admire panoramic views directly from the hotel
  • Discover the varied beauty of the Peak District on foot

The rippling waters of the River Dove cut through a steep sided limestone gorge. Strips of broad leaved woodland line the banks. Suddenly you emerge into grassland with sweeping views and dry stone walls, descending gently to the village of Ilam, with its ancient cross and tidy, flower filled gardens.

You can ascend the rocky precipice of High Tor on wooded paths above the Derwent Gorge, or wander through the picturesque towns of Bakewell and Ashford-in-the-Water, take in the panoramic views from Monsal Head and encounter Britain’s industrial heritage all directly from our hotel at Cromford.

We will also walk on part of the High Peak Trail, an old railway line which closed in 1967. We may also walk along the Monsal Trail, and this old line forms the focal point of the classic view down Monsal Dale from Monsal Head. It is astonishing how a former major transport artery is now a tranquil haven for nature. South of here the railway has been preserved. It is possible to travel by steam train to Rowsley, before walking back through limestone country with impressive views over the dales.

The limestone White Peak area of the southern Peak District is an ideal base for a holiday at this moderate walking grade. You will be surrounded by beautiful limestone crags, valleys, streams and rivers. Panoramic views over fascinating countryside will be your reward to be enjoyed from the local high points you will reach.

The rugged beauty of this area is overwhelming and makes it a wonderful place to walk; rolling hills, tranquil dales, gorges, magnificent rock formations, evidence of a history which changed the world and some beautiful towns of honey coloured stone. 

NO Single Room Supplement - rooms without a supplement are subject to availability.

  • Half board en suite accommodation
  • All transport necessary to and from the walks
  • Services of a dedicated tour leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

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