The Peak District National Park is an area of spectacular landscape and pretty towns and villages offering mile after mile of natural splendour for a family walking holiday.
The Peak District mainly lies in Derbyshire, covering an area in excess of 500 square miles and bordering onto Yorkshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. The landscape offers gentle walks and taxing slopes alike and the plethora of pubs and hotels are a welcoming haven for tired walkers.
At Two Point More Children our personal favourites include the largely level section of the Monsal Trail near Monsal Head, which culminates in a sharp, stiff incline with a trophy at the top in the form of the Monsal Head Hotel pub, complete with roaring fire and excellent menu. Equally minimally taxing is a walk around Stanton Moor where the Nine Ladies Stone Circle stands; start (or finish) with a good meal at the Druid Inn Birchover. For those looking for a stiffer challenge, Mam Tor is 1700 feet high and stands near Castleton in the High Peaks.
When you are tired of walking try out the Heights of Abraham cable car in Matlock Bath or a few hours at Gullivers Kingdom Theme Park if you have younger children; if theme parks are on your agenda Alton Towers is a reasonably short drive from the southern end of the Peaks. Chatsworth House, near Bakewell, is a stunning country house open to the public. Other attractions include Peak Rail for steam train rides, Go Ape high-wire forest adventure centre for active fun or a trip to see some fascinating Well Dressing.