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The Peak District is an upland area in central and northern England, in the United Kingdom. Most of the area is now a national park. It is conventionally split into the northern Dark Peak, where most of the moorland is found, and the southern White Peak, where most of the population lives.

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Geology

The White Peak is underlain with early Carboniferous limestone, which produces numerous caves. Under the Dark Peak lie shales and sandstones of the late Carboniferous millstone grit.

History

The Mass Trespass of Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District, was a landmark in the campaign for national parks and open access to moorland in Britain. The Peak District National Park became the United Kingdom's first national park on April 17, 1951.

The first long-distance footpath in the United Kingdom was the Pennine Way, which starts from the village of Edale in the heart of the Peak District.

Geography

Activities


Climbing Areas

Western Grit (Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, and the Chew Valley)

  • The Roaches
  • Hen Cloud
  • Ramshaw
  • Windgather
  • Castle Naze
  • Kinder
  • Shining Clough
  • Dovestones Edge
  • Ravenstones

Eastern Grit (Derwent Valley, Sheffield, Derbyshire)

Peak Limestone

  • Deep Dale
  • Chee Date
  • Raven Tor
  • Pic Tor
  • Wild Cat
  • High Tor

External links


National parks of England and Wales:
Current Parks:

Brecon Beacons | The Broads | Dartmoor | Exmoor | Lake District | New Forest | North York Moors | Northumberland | Peak District | Pembrokeshire Coast | Snowdonia | Yorkshire Dales

Proposed Park:

South Downs

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