Autumn is a magical time in the Peak District National Park.
From rich Fall foliage to frosty winter hues, Britain’s original National Park is stunningly beautiful…so pull on your boots, wrap up warm and discover more about the amazing landscapes quite literally on your doorstep.
Walking is the most popular outdoor pastime in the Peak District and the National Park’s experienced, knowledgeable rangers lead a variety of guided walks to suit people of all ages and abilities.
Stride out with them and you’ll discover aircraft wrecks, find out how to spot mountain hare, identify wildflowers or learn how to use a map or navigate with a compass. Alternatively, why not arrange a bespoke walk to suit your own group? Learn more by visiting www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/events
Another great way to experience the Peak District is by bike. The National Park offers a wealth of terrain, from family-friendly trails to strenuous routes for the most
adventurous cyclists. Cycle hire centres at Parsley Hay, Derwent and Ashbourne offer a range of bikes, including specialist models for children and people with disabilities. For more details, visit www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/cyclehire
Looking for family-friendly things to do? Keep an eye out for Family Play Wild and Explorers days as well as drop-in events at Peak District National Park visitor centres in the school holidays. Call in at visitor centres in Castleton, Bakewell, Edale and Derwent to make the most of your trip to the Peak District National Park.
Tempted to discover more about the Peak District National Park? Here are a selection of guided walks on offer this Autumn. To book – or to learn more about walks and other events see:
Sunday 14th October
10.30am to 4.30pm
With fantastic views from start to finish, this 10-mile walk takes a high-level route onto the iconic Kinder Scout – with a ghost story and a visit to an aircraft crash site along the way.
Fungus Foray at Chatsworth
Sunday 28th October
11am to 4.30pm
Can you tell the difference between a Common Stinkhorn and a Horn of Plenty? Want to identify a Fly Agaric or Destroying Angel? Join fungus expert Kevin Gilfedder for an in-depth look at the fascinating fungi to be found in the woods and surrounding grassland around the Chatsworth area.
Ashford Autumn Advernture
Sunday 4th November
11am to 4.30pm
A 6.5 mile circular walk around the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water, Monsal Head and Monsal Dale looking at the history of the area and the colours of the landscape as winter approaches.
All cost £6 per adult.