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The most awe-inspiring views in the Peak District holiday cottages

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...

hope valley

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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.

ladybower reservoir

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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.

Stanage Edge

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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.

Wool Packs Kinder Scout

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Mam Tor – 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.

Mam Tor

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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.

Curbar Edge

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Tinker's Shaft at Masson Hill, Matlock Bath

The spectacular viewing platform provides an opportunity to imagine Masson Hill, the oldest tourist attraction in Derbyshire, as it once was... a hive of industrial activity. 

Tinker's Shaft

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Surprise View, Burbage Edges

Surprise View has been named as one of the best spots for stargazing in the country. The view itself is expansive over the Hope Valley towards Chatsworth House.

Surprise View

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Monsal Head

With amazing views over the Monsal Dale, trail, and viaduct, this is a popular pick for anyone up for a trek in the Peak District.

Monsal Head

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Derwent Dams

The drive to the reservoirs at Derwent Water is a spectacle in itself - the view from a turnaround at King’s Tree gives a panorama of the dams.

Derwent Dams

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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.

Mam Nick

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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.

Alport Castles

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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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For more wonderful mountain views, have a browse through our guide to magnificent mountains to visit in the Peak District.

Magnificent mountains

 

If waterfalls are more your thing, discover the most breathtaking waterfalls in the Peak District with our guide below.

Wonderful waterfalls

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