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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

Black Rocks Country Park, Cromford, Derbyshire, is an outcrop of sculpted gritstone rock which offers a spectacular situation above the Derwent Valley at Cromford.

Dovedale is the name given to the section of the Dove valley between Milldale and Thorpe Cloud on the bounday between Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Famous for its scenery and fishing.

Eldon Hole is one of the seven wonders of the Peak. It is the deepest local pothole; an alarming, evil-looking chasm in the side of Eldon Hill to the north of the village of Peak Forest, Derbyshire.

Harboro Rocks are an edge of magnesian limestone near Brassington, offering rock climbing and fantastic scenery. Harboro Cave was inhabited from the Ice Age.

High Tor is a lofty limestone crag which towers over Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. There is a public park on top.

Lud's Church is natural rock cleft near Gradbach, Staffordshire. It was once a worshipping place for Lollards and inspired the poem 'Gawain and the Green Knight'

Monsal Head, a famous Derbyshire Peak District beauty spot with a magnificent view down Monsal Dale and up the Wye valley.

Robin Hood's Stride is a spectacular tor of gritstone rocks perched on a ridge between Harthill Moor and the Alport-Winster road in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Stanage Edge, Hathersage, Derbyshire. Stanage is the largest and most impressive of the gritstone edges. It is a famous location for rock-climbing and a popular spot for walkers

The Roaches, Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks, are Staffordshire gritstone crags not far from the town of Leek.

Thor's Cave is the most spectacular sight of the Manifold valley, Staffordshire, a large cave with a fine view, which was inhabited in the Stone Age.

Winnats Pass, Castleton, Derbyshire, is a long collapsed limestone cave system which now forms a steep sided and craggy valley.

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