Summer in the Peak District

Walking, cycling, 50 things or just exploring the beautiful landscapes and gardens in our care. How will you spend summer in the Peak District?

Soft autumnal light falls gently over the dramatic landscapes found in the Dark Peak

Summer at the Dark Peak

A wander on the wild side awaits you when you prepare for an adventure across Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak. Pack a picnic and your trusty walking boots and see what nature you can discover on the heather-clad moorlands, wondrous wildflower meadows or secret pockets of woodland in the Dark Peak. Bumblebees are busy collecting pollen from the heather, curlews circle the gritstone crags and butterflies glide on the summer breeze, flitting among the wildflower meadows.

Stunning autumnal skies refelcting on calm waters at Longshaw Pond

Summer at Longshaw

Let your imagination run free when you set off to explore the vast open spaces at Longshaw. Discover more about Longshaw's local residents, from our tiny Northern Hairy Wood Ants to our roaming red deer. Be a nature detective for the day and get closer to all the weird, wonderful, big and small creatures that make their home at Longshaw.

Crisp and calm autumn days at Ilam Park

Summer at Ilam Park

Come rain or shine, there's plenty of green open spaces, tumbling hills and peaceful walks by the river, waiting to be discovered at Ilam Park. Take time out to notice nature and see if you can spot a dipper diving in the River Manifold, our brilliant bulbs bursting with colour along the zig-zag pathway or buzzards circling high above the limestone valleys of the White Peak.

The house and the Cage basking in autumn sun at Lyme, Cheshire

Summer at Lyme

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Summer Fun in the Midlands 

It can feel like a challenge to keep everyone entertained over the long summer break but not here at the National Trust. From running wild in open parkland to trails, crafts and of course playgrounds we've got it covered.

A girl enjoys the gardens in summer

Ideas for the family 

Looking for more ideas of what to do with the family this summer? From our top recipes to bake with the kids at home, to nature activities that can be enjoyed in our garden to yours. Why not see what takes your fancy?

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