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Places to Visit / Peak District National Park Facts

The Derbyshire Peak District's stunning scenery and beautiful walks have attracted people for thousands of years.

Today, along-side the ancient farmlands, the Peak District hosts many different activities including rock climbing, horse riding, walking, cycling, caving, and wind & water sports.

There are 1,600 miles of public rights of way and 58 miles of cycle trails.

The Peak District was first farmed for sheep, cattle and crops 6,000 years ago.

46% of the National Park is farmed land.

35% of the National Park is designated as 'Sites of Special Scientific Interest' (SSSIs) because of its important plant and animal species as well as its geological formations.

The Peak District has some of the most popular climbing areas in the UK.

Peak District reservoirs supply surrounding towns and cities with 450 million litres of water a day.

The Peak District National Park has a population of about 38,000 people.

Over 50 million people live within four hours of the Peak District.

In 1932, Kinder Scout was the site of a mass trespass which led to the creation of National Parks.

The highest point in the Peak District is 'Kinder Scout' at 636 metres.

You are able to access over 500 sq km of moor and heath land.

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