About Peak District Holiday Cottages
The Peak District has long been a favoured destination for ramblers and nature seekers, sitting as it does at the southerly end of The Pennines, between the cities of Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester. The populations of those urban areas has long sought uplifting scenery and fresh air, and with the Peak District on their doorstep, they have had it in abundance. Because of its history as a tourist destination, Peak District holiday cottages are well represented here.
Despite the closeness of those cities, the hills of the Peak District seem a million miles away from anything urban. The area is renowned for its soft pastoral beauty, clean waters and sunlit moors. The rolling green hills of Dovedale and the Vale of Edale are good territory for the more easy going ramblers, as well as mountain bikers. In the valleys are lovely villages, where many holiday cottages Peak District are located. One good example is Castleton, with its many famous caves, including the Blue John cavern, which is open to the public.
For those of a more adventurous inclination, you could try your hand at rock climbing at Stannage Edge, or paragliding from the spectacular hill top of Mam Tor. Or there is potholing, if you’re feeling brave, in caves such as the Peak Cavern near Winnats.
The Peak District also has numerous reservoirs, built to store water for the surrounding cities, and here watersports enthusiasts can enjoy canoeing, sailing and fishing. The advantages of having your own holiday cottages Peak District to store equipment is obvious.
Further north, the hills rise more steeply to form the high moors of Kinder Scout and Edale, climbing onto which can really exercise the more experienced walkers and cyclists. Farmhouses on the lower slopes of these moors serve as great holiday cottages Peak District for those tempted to explore further up into the hills. Having holiday cottages in Peak District to retreat to when you have been thoroughly wetted by frequent rains would definitely be appreciated!
Some very smart town houses can make alternative Peak District holiday cottages in places such as Hathersage, with its connections to the literary Bronte family, and the spa town of Buxton, well known for its sparkling mineral water. The latter town even boasts its own opera house, for those inclined to high culture! So if you want a holiday combining activity, fresh air and wonderful landscapes, the Peak District is for you.