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Peak District Attractions and Places to Visit

The Peak District covers much of Derbyshire and parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. There are numerous interesting places to visit - castles, caverns, theme parks etc

Carsington Water is a Severn Trent Water reservoir in Derbyshire, between Ashbourne and Wirksworth. It has a visitor centre, sailing club, fishing, and cycling and walking trails.

The Derwent Dams provide water for Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham and Leicester and are situated near the Hope Valley, in the Derbyshire Peak District.

The High Peak Trail takes the line of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway betwen Parsley Hey and Cromford, in the Derbyshire Peak District.

The Longendale Trail, a Derbyshire Peak District cycle trail, follows the track of the former Woodhead (Sheffield to Manchester) railway up the Longendale valley.

The Longshaw Estate covers Grindleford, Millstone and Bole Hill, Hope Valley, Derbyshire. Once the shooting estate of the Dukes of Rutland, now owned by the National Trust.

The Manifold and Hamps Trail is a Staffordshire Peak District cycle track which follows the old light railway which once ran along the valley.

The Monsal Trail is Derbyshire Peak District cycle trail which follows the path of the former Midland Railway from Wye Dale to a point beyond Bakewell, mostly following the River Wye.

Rudyard Lake is an artificial lake created between 1797 and 1800 as a reservoir for the local canal system. It is now a centre for fishing, rowing, walking and sight-seeing. A narrow-gauge railway runs for 2 km along side the lake.

The Sett Valley Trail is a cycle trail which follows the line of the former railway between Hayfield and New Mills, Derbyshire.

The Tissington Trail, a Derbyshire Peak District cycling trail follows the former railway line between Buxton and Ashbourne.

Tittesworth Reservoir, (Severn Trent Water) Meerbrook, near Leek, Staffordshire, produces water for Leek, Stoke on Trent and the surrounding area. There is a visitor centre and nearby lies The Roaches, with many opportunities for walking and rock-climbing

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