Things To Do When Visiting The Peak District In Your Campervan

With more footpaths than you can shake a stick at, and a fantastic selection of historic attractions, natural wonders, and pretty towns, the Peak District makes a great destination for an unforgettable campervan adventure. Here are just some of the exciting activities on offer.

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Explore Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is one of the most famous country manors in the UK. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, it’s belonged to the same family since 1549. The house is regularly voted one of Britain’s favourite stately homes and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Chatsworth is almost synonymous with the Peak District and no trip to the region would be complete without a visit to the spectacular house and its expansive gardens. Explore its huge collection of art, shop for local produce in its farm shop, and refuel your batteries in the onsite restaurant.

Hike In The Peak District National Park

The Peak District is a rambler’s paradise, so strap on those hiking boots and get walking. The most famous track in the national park is the Pennine Way. The route stretches 268 miles from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, to Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border.

Walk a section of the Pennine Way or try one of the hundreds of other footpaths crisscrossing the landscape. Though many of the routes in the Peak District contain a number of climbs and descents, there are a few accessible paths for families and those with reduced mobility. If you’re looking for overnight campervan parking Peak District tourist information can point you in the right direction.

Discover The Heights Of Abraham

The Heights of Abraham is one of the best things to do in the Peak District with kids. So, if you’re travelling with young campers, this should be right at the top of your hitlist. Though technically just outside the national park in Matlock Bath, the lofty peak offers spectacular views of the Peak District and surrounding landscape.

A cable car takes you up to the Heights of Abraham and your ticket also gives you entry to two caverns where you can learn about the history of mining in the area. Younger visitors can spend an hour or two hunting for fossils and there is also a choice of adventure playgrounds to explore.

Visit Bakewell

The pretty market town of Bakewell is famous for its delicious desserts. Spend a day exploring its independent shops and pretty streets, and then grab yourself a freshly made Bakewell pudding and indulge in some well-earned calories. What’s more, many of the best campervan sites in the Peak District are within easy reach of Bakewell, so you can enjoy its delicious treats every day of your trip.

Enjoy Water Sports At Carsington Water

See a different side of the Peak District with a day out at Carsington Water. There’s a great selection of activities on offer, including kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, and windsurfing. If you’d rather keep your feet on dry land, you can also hire bikes and explore the local cycle paths.

The Peak District offers a fantastic choice of activities, attractions, and sensational views, making it a great destination for a family escape, adventurous break, or romantic weekend away. Contact our team to get more campervan holiday inspiration and learn how we can help you make the most of your camper for the trip.

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