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8 of the most awe-inspiring views in the Peak District holiday cottages

8 of the most awe-inspiring views in the Peak District

It’s easy to see why this much-loved National Park is such an iconic destination for those in search of invigorating experiences in the great outdoors. Offering some of the most breathtaking landscapes the UK has to offer, from lofty hills and fells to serene waterways and challenging walking routes, here we’ve handpicked a selection of the best views you can seek out in the Peak District: 

From Hollins Cross over Hope Valley

Descend from Mam Tor and let the stone paths lead you down to Hollins Cross to take in the magnificent panoramas of Hope Valley with the cement works in view...

 
 
 
 
 
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Morning folks, I haven’t posted for a few days so thought I’d better get something up. This was taken on Mam Tor a good while ago now looking down in to Hope Valley. I was inspired to take this after seeing a shot from another photographer. Despite the clear morning I was happy to come away with this, minus a rabbit. ————————————————————— #itsamazingoutthere #peakdistrict #peakdistrictwalks #peakdistrictphotography #peakdistrictnationalpark #leefilters #sunrise #visitpeakdistrict #letsgopeakdistrict #thegreatoutdoors #getoutside #visitengland @peak.district @peakdistrictnt @tgomagazine @outsidemagazine #derbyshire #hathersage #derbyshirelife #derbyshiretimes #ukshots #visitbritain #theplacetobe #osmaps #gloriousbritain #scenicbritain #landscapephotography #landscape_lover

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Ladybower Reservoir

Head for the tranquil scenery of this Y shaped reservoir which was opened by King George VI in 1945. The perfect spot for a picturesque picnic.

 

Stanage Edge

Expect to be wowed by a spectacular sunset at Stanage Edge, with views of the Dark Peak moorlands. One of the UK’s most popular locations for walking and climbing.

 
 
 
 
 
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🇬🇧 A bluey/pinky/purpley sunset - makes a refreshing change from the warm toned sunsets

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Wool Packs, Kinder Scout

For an ‘other-worldly’ experience explore the ancient Wool Packs: granite formations which sit high up on Kinder Scout, just west of Crowden Head.

 
 
 
 
 
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Wool Packs, Kinder Scout, Peak District, UK It’s always fun to come across some crazy rock formations in the Peaks. These are gritstone, and offer endless possibilities for photo compositions. Usually quiet as they are slight off the beaten track, a fun place to explore… #peakdistrict #uniquedistrict #darkpeak #ig_peakdistrict #ukhikingofficial #fiftyshades_of_nature_ #visitengland #agamesoftones #gloriousbritain #ordnancesurvey #ukpotd #uk_greatshots #ig_countryside #ukshots #worldtravelcaptures #amazingshots #wewalkaround #rurallove #ukscenery #lovesunitedkingdom #repostmyfujifilm #photosofbritain #fujixt2 #woolpacks #kinderscout #gritstone #pennineway #edale

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Mam Tour – The Great Ridge

This well-trodden pathway offers a scenic, relatively easy walking route and breathtaking scenery; head for the summit of Mam Tor for picture perfect photo opportunities.

Curbar Edge 

Be inspired by the dramatic scenery of Curbar Edge, home to hundreds of infamous climbing routes with vivid names such as Elder Crack and Moon Walk.

Mam Nick hill climb

Keen cyclists shall surely enjoy the challenge of this iconic hill, with its rewards of awe-inspiring scenery. Group events run regularly for experienced cyclists.

Alport Castles

Off the beaten track, almost touching the sky near Alport Dale sits nearly a mile-long stretch of rock formations, the result of an ancient landslide, it’s a heavenly destination.

 
 
 
 
 
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This is an image that's more than just an image, I remember heading up to one of my favourite Peak District locations to capture a sunset in the location I've wanted it to be (summer, North West) it being one of the many clear days we experienced during the extensive heatwaves of the summer, to be surprised by the fact it was obscured by the wildfires of Saddleworth moor, the insane amounts of smoke and destruction caused on the moor as a result was catastrophic, which took firefighters almost a week to put out. The resulting destruction will have had a huge toll on wildlife and, ultimately the moors have their own natural processes disrupted, which, naturally produce clean water which is then supplied further.. • 🌄Golden hour at Alport Castles • 📷NikonD600- Samyang 14mm 2.8 f/10, 1/125, 1/1000th & 1/15th ISO 100 • • • • #landscape #nature #landscape_lovers #sky #beautiful #sunrise #naturelovers #country_features #travel #view #photooftheday #landscape_captures #sunset #amazing #summer #instagood #landscapelovers #instanature #hiking #nature_seekers #lensbible #love #scenery #picoftheday #wildernessculture #vsco #nikon #naturephotography #vscocam #peakdistrict

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For those in search of adventure in the exhilarating Peak District, we offer a range of holiday homes that sit within this beautiful region. Find the ideal base for an active stay, or one with family-friendly appeal close to popular attractions. Get planning and have a browse of our diverse collection of cottages.

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