Derbyshire Countryside Guide
Derbyshire is home to the Peak District National Park, which offers many, many opportunities for enjoying the outdoors.
Ordnance Survey Maps: Explorer #01 and #24 take in almost all of the Peak District region.
Peak District National Park: One of Britain's finest areas of countryside preserved.
Peak District National Park
Aldern House, Baslow Road
Tel: 01629 816200
The Peak District National Park Authority has a dedicated 'Learning and Discovery' team, focussed on helping school groups.
Learning & Discovery Team
Peak District National Park Authority
There are numerous activity centres in the region offering a variety of outdoor experience opportunities, including the Edale Youth Hostel. Nestled at the foot of Kinder Scout, Edale is located at the southern terminus of the Pennine Way National Trail, and the region offers a variety of outdoor activities ranging from caving to climbing and kayaking.
Edale Youth Hostel
Tel: 0845 371 9514
Dovedale - lovely countryside walks along the River Dove
Pennine Way National Trail - The Grand Old Man of National Trails, the Pennine Way stretches for over 250 miles across the spine of England from its starting place at Edale in the Peak District National Park.
The Pennine Bridleway is the first purpose-built long distance bridleway for horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers. The trail runs for 120 miles, beginning at Middleton Top, near Cromford. The Bridleway will eventually extend for 320 miles into Northumbria.