Things to see & do
Places to see
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. There is something for everyone here.
Mam Tor stands at the Western end of the Hope Valley, its dramatic landslip showing the insides of what would otherwise be a gently rolling hill. Mam Tor is said to mean mother hill because it spawns mini-hills beneath as bits drop off. Walk along the ridge from Mam Tor for breathtaking views in every direction.
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.
Edale Valley is a great starting point to explore some of the most iconic views of the Peak District. Covered in elegant waterfalls, wooden bridges and ancient pack horse routes, a walk through the many paths in the valley offer spectacular views of the surrounding area.
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.
Upper Derwent Valley
This heather moorland skyline is dominated by gritstone crags and tors. Discover a wealth of wildlife along the many routes and pathways across the valley.
The Alport Valley is one of the few large valleys in the Peak District with no public roads or car park and hence remains a peaceful and tranquil place.
There's always something to look forward to with events for all ages running throughout the year, from walks on Kinder and storytelling in Edale to sowing heather seed on Mam Tor.
Nature in the night
Late summer evenings are a great time to go for a nature walk, listen out for owls and see if you can spot bats flying around in the sky. Find a bat hotspot near you
There are plenty of places to explore in the Dark Peak. Kinder is the highest point in the Peak District and Mam Tor has stunning panoramic views.
Summer is here so it's the best time to get outside and tick off some of the '50 Things. Fly a Kite near Mam Tor, or Play pooh sticks at Slippery Stones.