Best Views In The Peak District National Park You Have To See!

The Peak District is a typical example of England’s charming countryside and covers a vast area covering 555 square miles of Northern England. Known for its breathtaking mountain views, pretty quaint villages, famous attractions, including historic buildings such as Chatsworth House, the Peak District has so much to offer. In addition, you can also find natural rivers and lakes, farmland, as well as unique pubs and restaurants. Discover the area by walking or why not cycle your way through some of the Peak District’s stunning scenery.

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Crowden

Set in the high peak of Derbyshire and overlooking the Longdendale Valley reservoirs, Crowden is a great area for discovering the Peak District. The walks surrounding the vicinity are relatively easy to an extent, while still providing some outstanding views of natural beauty. Climb Black Hill mountain and appreciate nature at its best. Crowden also offers some brilliant camping and caravan sites for those looking to escape to this remote, but otherwise beautiful location.

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Mam Tor

Another must-see area in the Peak District with fantastic views is from the top of Mam Tor. This steep, but short 10-15 minute walk to the top has easy to follow paths. Once there, admire the views to Edale and the Hope dales, all the way across to the Derwent Moors.

It’s the perfect spot to practice your landscape photography skills, take the dog for a walk, or enjoy a picnic with your partner or friends. This location usually attracts plenty of visitors so getting a park can often be a challenge, however, if you’re prepared to walk that little bit further, you can usually score a park within a reasonable distance.

From here, follow the 6-7-mile circular track along the ridges of the mountains. The track is reasonably well maintained to avoid getting lost. Whilst it may be a difficult hike for some, the views are definitely worth it.

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Jacob’s Ladder

Take a hike to the famous, crowd-pleasing spot, Jacobs ladder. Enter via Barbour Booth’s car park. Keep in mind the car park fills quickly, especially during good weather, however, you can often park on the side of the road, or like us, wait in anticipation for someone to leave.

When ready, begin by walking up the Pennine Way, which is about 1.8 miles. The Pennine Way is a lovely stroll through beautiful farmland, bringing you to the foot of Jacob’s ladder, near a lovely stream, and an iconic little bridge. This is a good spot to rest and enjoy the sounds of nature before you head on up Jacob’s Ladder.

Jacobs ladder is a steep climb and takes a lot of energy to get to the top. It can at times be rocky too, so ensure you wear good walking shoes. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also ride your bike. We saw a number of keen cyclists coming down at top speed.

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As you climb, stop and enjoy the impressive views. Once you reach the plateau and see the rock pile in the cone formation, you’ve reached the top of Jacob’s Ladder. Take this opportunity to enjoy a short break, light snack, or capture some stunning photographs. From here, you can either head back down or keep going.

There are many hiking tracks to choose from, leading you to explore more of the area. Depending on time, you can walk 2.9 miles north to Mermaids Pool, which is another hour’s walk or travels towards the Woolpacks, which is another 1.4 miles or approximately 37mins walk. The beauty of the Peak District is that there are always plenty of opportunities to see more and experience the astounding views of some of England’s best countryside.

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Chatsworth House

When you first visit the surroundings of Chatsworth house, you realize why this location is popular for locals and tourists, as well as used for filming locations. If you’re a Pride and Prejudice fan, then you’ll know exactly what I mean. This stunning stately home, nestled in Derbyshire on the bank of the River Derwent, is set among some extensive parkland. Views of rolling low hills and valleys will not disappoint.

Rich in history, Chatsworth House is home to various painting collections, sculptures, and furniture and has often been voted England’s favourite country house. Not only are their beautiful pieces to view inside, but a walk around the 105-acre stunning garden grounds is a must, in order to fully appreciate the beauty of Chatsworth House. Stroll through the garden and discover the Willow Tree Fountain or admire the views from the top of the cascade. We highly recommend a visit to Chatsworth House.

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Image credit: Blush and Pose Photography. This post was written by Jasmin from Aussies Move Abroad.

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Author: Sam Charles

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