Things to see & do

Places to see

Walks galore across the Kinder, Edale and Dark Peak area. © Simon Wright

Walks galore across the Kinder, Edale and Dark Peak area.

The Dark Peak is packed to the brim with stunning scenery and majestic wildlife.

These are just a few of the wondrous places to visit in this area of the Peak District which are available whatever the weather.

Visitors range from walkers, cyclists and climbers, to artists, writers and astronomers.

Kinder Scout

The Anvil,one of the weather-worn rocks you can find on Kinder Scout. © Tim Riley

The Anvil,one of the weather-worn rocks you can find on Kinder Scout.

Kinder Scout is an expansive wild moorland plateau that provides a truly unique experience to any adventurous visitor. It has a significant history as it is the place that saw the Mass Trespass in 1932.

Hope Valley

The snowy hills of the Peak District provide great winter walks. © Simon Wright

The snowy hills of the Peak District provide great winter walks.

A haven for any outdoor adventurer, the scenic valley offers a route up to Mam Tor and the spectacular steep-sided Winnats Pass. Beneath the awe-inspiring scenery lies the intricate system of limestone caves, home of the rare Blue John stone.

Winter Walks

The snowy hills of the Peak District provide great winter walks. © Paul Evans

Peace and quiet during the festive season can provide food for the soul. Try a downloadable walk and make sure you are well prepared for winter walking; we advise you to check the British Mountaineering Council website for guidance.

50 Things

No 27 of your 50 things - go stargazing © National Trust

Winter is a great time time to get outside and tick off some of the '50 Things. Try winter star gazing from Mam Tor (#27) and if it snows make sure you get outdoors and play in the snow (#15). Look out for animal tracks like the mountain hare across the moors (#34).

Winter wildlife

If you're out on the hills over winter you might spot the mountain hare; the Peak District is its most southerly habitat. Look carefully, they're tricky to spot in snow. Find out more about the hare and its habitat below.

Geocaching

Do you enjoy treasure hunts? Have at a geocache trail. We have hidden geocachees across the across the Peak District, including a nicely challenging one in the Dark Peak.You'll need a GPS and a sense of adventure. Click on the link to find out more.

School visits

Are you a teacher? Why not bring a group to the Dark Peak for a fun and educational day out with our learning team. Call 01433 637907 or email the team.

Nearby

We have lots of great things across the Peak District, see our other pages for details:

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