The Peak District is a fantastic place for walking, mountain biking and climbing. I’ve classed it as my back garden since around 1990 – first living around 45 minutes from the White Peak and now, even though I live in Yorkshire, around 45 minutes from the Dark Peak.
The White Peak is in the southern part of the Peak District and has limestone rock with crags, caves and dry river valleys. The Dark Peak in comparison has millstone grit and high moorland countryside. Both are equally scenic and well worth visiting.
Walking, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Climbing and Running in Sheffield and the surrounding Peak District
Peak District National Park official website
Rockfax climbing guidebooks for the Peak District
BMC climbing guidebooks for the Peak District
Group bringing together the collective might of Sheffield’s mountain bike community to improve, preserve and promote access interests for mountain bikers. Information on mountain biking areas in and around the city.
Ideas for cycling routes in the Peak District
Vertebrate Publishing produce some great route guides for mountain biking in the Peak District – lots of the mountain bike rides I do are based on a route from one of these guides.
Guided Ranger walks in the Peak District