Derbyshire is a scenic county in the East Midlands of England which has inspired many writers to share their personal travel stories and places of interest.
The Peak District National Park covers a large area of the county with cycling trails and walking opportunities as well as hills and valleys to explore.
Hiking trails vary from those on the easier side to more difficult levels of accessibility and ability. One of the better-known elevations is the beautiful and rugged Kinder Scout Plateau where the views are stunning and the scenery is rough and rocky. If easier paths and more genteel places are more your pace, then Hope Valley and Castleton may be of interest to you. There’s even more history to discover at Peveril Castle at Cave Dale, and the county offers idyllic villages and great walking, along with blue John Jewelry and old English pubs.
The Derbyshire Dales is another large area of natural beauty, and is a stunning place for walks and views, where stone walled fields and history combine with myths and legends to intrigue and inspire adventure for great days out.
More days out ideas in Derbyshire county can be found in our articles on Padley Gorge and Carl Wark Iron age Fort in Hathersage. The plague village of Eyam is another interesting location for family outings.
Cliffs and edges ,such as Bamford Edge, Derwent Edge, and Stanage Edge overlooking Ladybower Reservoir are more examples of the places you’ll see wildlife and nature at its best.
ParkhouseHill and The Roaches are good examples of great walking, hiking and climbing areas to visit. North Derbyshire is an outstanding area for accessible day trips with all types of routes, hills, reservoirs and trails, such as Torside and Woodhead Reservoirs. Snake Pass is also well known for its hikes and natural beauty, hills, moorland and forest areas.