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Things to do in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Activities and things to do in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Activities and things to do in Derbyshire and the Peak District - Something for everyone from easy walking and golf to paragliding and rock climbing

Walking and walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District
Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park offers the walker a large network of footpaths, lanes and trails mostly established long ago by the area's inhabitants in travelling from their farms, churches, mines and markets. See Walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Cycling , mountain biking and cycle hire centres in the Peak District
Cycle hire centres present the a perfect way to see Derbyshire and the Peak District with well maintained, affordable bikes and an extensive network of traffic free, easy riding routes. Cycle hire centres present the a perfect way to see Derbyshire and the Peak District with well maintained, affordable bikes and an extensive network of traffic free, easy riding routes. See Cycling in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Fishing or angling in Derbyshire and the Peak District
There is a wide variety of fishing opportunities in Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park. The rivers of the Derbyshire Peak District, the Wye, the Dove, the Lathkill, the Derwent and others are world famous as the historic home of fly fishing, and have been fished by countless thousands since and before the days when Izzac Walton and Charles Cotton roamed these parts. More southerly the lower reaches of the river Derwent and the river trent offer coarse fishermen much game. Aside from the rivers there are numerous gravel pits, ponds, lakes and resevoirs to try out. See Fishing in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Equestrian Activites - Horse Riding, Hacking and Trekking in Derbyshire and the Peak District
For riding centres in Derbyshire and the Peak District see Horse Riding

Birds, Wildlife and Nature Reserves in Derbyshire and the Peak District
The Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve is managed by English Nature and consists of parts of five separate limestone valleys in the Peak District National Park - Lathkill, Cressbrook, Monk's, Long and Hay Dale.These represent superb examples of all of the major wildlife habitats of the White Peak Natural Area. In addition, the National Trust manage Biggin Dale as a National Nature Reserve. For more information see Birds and other Wildlife

Golf in Derbyshire and the Peak District
For Golf courses throughout the area see Golf

Derbyshire and Peak District Sailing Clubs and Venues
Sailing and other water sports are available on many Derbyshire and Peak District waters including Carsington Water, Ogston, Combs. Bottoms, Torside, Staunton Harold, Errwood and Foremark reservoirs and the Rother Valley Country Park. Some Derbyshire and Peak District rivers are suitable for canoeing, with local clubs and outdoor pursuits centres offering courses run by qualified instructors. Take care to check out the rivers first as some can be quite dangerous. For more information see Water Sports in Derbyshire and ther Peak District

Rock Climbing in Derbyshire and the Peak District
Rock climbing is a very popular activity in the Peak District and on warm bank holidays, many climbers can be seen on popular edges such as Stanage or Froggatt. Generally the climbing style is free climbing (as opposed to aid climbing) and the rock is either gritstone or limestone. Climbing has been practised all over the Peak District since the late 19th century. For more information see Rock Climbing in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Paragliding in the Peak District
A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing. A hang glider is supported on a rigid frame which determines its shape and thus does not collapse in turbulence. See Paragliding

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