Adrenaline Fuelled Adventures In The Peak District

For those who like a holiday “on the edge” the Peak District is a haven of all things adrenaline-fuelled. These rolling hills are just one of the perfect spots to rent country cottages in the UK.


Visitors can enjoy a number of activities in the Peak District, most popular amongst them hill walking or rambling.  There are a number of walking trails which can be followed the range of views and landscapes, changes with every hill.

Popular routes in the Dark Peak are include those which take in the Kinder Scout Trail and Edale Cross. The White Peak is home to an array of beautiful walks. Walking routes take to you to and through popular towns and villages such as Matlock, Buxton and Bakewell – home of the famous dessert!

Cycling And Horse-Riding

For those who like to explore at a faster pace, the Peak District is also home to a number of routes popular amongst cyclists and horse-riders. The White Peak is home to the majority of these using old railway line routes, such as Monsal, High Peak and Tissington trails. The Dark Peak also provides some challenging routes for cyclists such as Ladybower Reservoir and Mam Tor.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing has been an attraction in the Peak District for over a hundred years and thousands take to the crags every week. All standards of climing are available in the Peak District and far too many climbs to list here! The highest climbs are found on Kinder Scout and Black Hill, but these also make for exposed rock and so weather conditions are changeable. Kinder Downfall is more sheltered and can provide climbing all year round as can the popular sites of Burbage, Windgather, Stanage and Stoney Middleton. Beginners can search out less difficult climbing routes and courses by shopping around online before setting off.

Water Sports And Activities

Another feature of the Peak District is the variety of water activities on offer and for those who like to get their feet wet (or to get completely drenched!) there are a number of options to choose from. These include canoeing and kayaking on the Rivers Noe and Derwent and the waters around Tittesworth Reservoir and Carsington Water. Family groups can enjoy calm and tranquil waters with a canoeing experience or still water kayaking, whilst those who want to get the drenalin pumping can enjoy a white water kayaking session. Other water-based activities on offer across the Peak District include sailing, wind-surfing and angling trips.

Paragliding and Hang-gliding

If walking, cycling, travelling on horse-back or across water does not offer enough of a spectacle of the Peaks  take an up-close view from the sky. How about gliding? If you have got it in you to glide the skies there can be no better way to enjoy this wonderful landscape. There are a number of organisations with whom you can organise a gliding course (both Paragliding and hang-gliding) and enjoy the view as you soar above this beautiful National Park. Go online to find out more about enjoying your favoured pastime in the Peak District and get your  heart racing with one of these fantastic adventure options in the vast Peak District National Park!

The rolling hills of the Peak District are just one of the perfect spots to rent country cottages in the UK.