Escape to the hills for a self catering break wandering the wild open spaces of the Peak District. Those stone wall divided fields conceal much more than sheep, get close up for wild flowers, tumbling streams and field animals. Walking in the Peak District is more than exercise - become attuned to nature all around you, a world within a world. We tend to be too focused on work in our modern lives, get away to the Peak District to see things differently.
Chris Booth went to the Peak District and has happy memories of stone villages with tea shops, reservoirs around which people cycle and walk, valleys with interesting names like Dovedale and Edale. The village of Eyam which is unforgettable once visited, the drying corners in tea shops and pubs for wet boots and socks. Strange well dressing ceremonies. All this and more is the Peak District.
Good quality self catering accommodation can be rented for periods of 3 days to 2 weeks for a self catering break where you can please yourself and be as free as those birds soaring over the dales. See if there is a cottage or house to rent in the Peak District to suit your family.
The Peak District is not only a self catering holiday destination in the heart of England but also popular for day trips. Organised coach tours deliver people to the tourist attractions such as large stately homes such as Chatsworth, the towns of Buxton, Matlock and Bakewell, the theme parks Gulliver's Kingdom and Alton Towers just to the south of the Peak District.
The choice of places to visit and things to see and do is immense in the Peak District. Little wonder that it remains one of Britain's most visited national parks.
This area is unsurpassed for outdoor activities. Cycle paths with safe cycling are in many location. The Derwent Valley is a spectacular place to hire a bike, cycle and see the spectacular waterfall created by the dam.
Holiday cottages in the Peak District can be found on working or former farms. Specific farm holidays can be brilliant for young children who like to find out about that kind of life. There is plenty of accommodation in the villages and towns. Some people prefer to be based somewhere where they can get to a pub in the evening, find a restaurant for a meal and have access to the local shop.