A-Z Glossary of the Peak District National Park

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A

is for Arkwright’s Mill

the home of the Industrial Revolution. Support this iconic heritage site here.

B

is for Bakewell

The home of the world famous Bakewell pudding. If you can’t get to the town itself, try this recipe.

C

is for Chatsworth

The seat of the Duke of Devonshire, and the film set for Keira Knightley’s Pride and Prejudice. To book a visit to this magnificent stately home, click here. 

D

is for Dovedale

Dovedale is the National Trust jewel in the south of the National Park. Enjoy a relaxing walk from Ilam Park to the Stepping Stones in Dovedale.

E

is for Eyam

Eyam was made infamous during the Black Death of 1665. Learn how the villagers held back the plague here.

F

is for Froggatt

Froggat is part of the stunning gritstone edges (stone outcrops) that cut across the Eastern ‘Dark Peak’. Scramble your way to the top here

G

is for Great Hucklow

The home of Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club. Watch the magnificent men in their flying machines, or even book at ride here

H

is for Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham is the only country park reached by cable car, Catch a ride at to the top here

I

is for Illuminations

Every year Matlock Bath, Derbyshire’s landlocked seaside promenade, stages a magical illuminated show. Plan your visit here

J

is for Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder is long first climb of the Pennine Way that stretches all the way to the Scottish borders. If you fancy the challenge start planning here

K

is for Kinder Scout

Reached by climbing Jacob’s Ladder and the site of the mass trespass in 1932 that subsequently lead to the ‘right to roam’. 

L

is for Leawood Pumphouse

Visit Leawood Pumphouse to see the magnificent steam beam engine in operation. The Pumphouse was built in 1849 to pump water from the River Derwent into Cromford Canal.

M

is for Monsal Trail

The Monsal Trail follows the former Midland Railway that follows the path of the River Wye. It offers some spectacular scenery and glimpses of Derbyshire’s industrial heritage. Explore this railway walk here

N

is for Nine Ladies Standing

Derbyshire’s answer to Stonehenge. For easy access, take the walk detailed here.

O

is for Oatcakes

Derbyshire or Staffordshire, they are a delicious alternative to toast!  Buy them from most farm shops in the National Park, or make them here

P

is for Peveril Castle

Perivale Castle stands proud over the village of Castleton. Visit the castle and ‘Blue John’ mines here

Q

is for Mary Queen of Scots

Mary was held prisoner at Hardwick House. Visit Bess of Hardwick’s grand house at here

R

is for Roaches

The spectacular rocky outcrops on the Staffordshire/ Derbyshire border. See if you can spot a wild wallaby while you are here!

S

is for Surprise View

Surprise View reveals the spectacular vista that greets you as you drive into Hathersage. Take a walk along the ancient packhorse trails to the iron age fort Carl Wark.

T

is for Tissington Trail

The Tissington Trail is a beautiful 13 mile bridleway and cycle path that links Ashbourne in the South with Buxton in the north.

U

is for Upper Derwent Valley

The Upper Derwent Valley cradles the spectacular Ladybower Reservoir, where the famous WW2 617 Squadron ‘Dambusters’ practised before dropping their ‘bouncing bombs’. Take a walk around the water at

V

is for Via Gella

Via Gella is a twisting, turning road that was built in the 18th century to service the many lead mines in the limestone valley. Learn all about this famous road here

W

is for Well Dressing

Well Dressings are a colourful ancient custom still practiced in many Peak District villages today. To see the beautiful dressings, click here.

X

is for X Marks the Spot

Grab your map and a stout pair of boots, add some sensational scenery, a friendly welcome and sense of adventure- you’re off the Peak District! Book your trail here

Y

is for Youlgreave

Youlgreave is a beautiful gem of a village in the heart of the White Peak. Visit the parish web-site here

Z

is for ZzZzzzzz

Is the sound you make when enjoying a night at one of the comfortable Peak District accommodation.

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