About the Peak District

The Peak District is one of the most popular national parks in the whole of the UK, and is within a four hour drive for 80% of the UK’s inhabitants.  The Peak District was also the first national park in the UK, granted national park status in order for the park authority to protect its special qualities.

The Peak District is looked after by the park authority who help protect and enhance the parks natural environment, via a number of schemes and projects. These may include investments in sustainable businesses to rebuilding tracks and protecting them from erosion.

The Peak District is popular with tourists for a number of reasons which range from its spectacular natural environment to its interesting history.