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Fabulous Walks in UK National Parks – The Peak District

The Peak District National Park

Spanning parts of several counties in the heart of England, the Peak District is home to market towns, pretty villages and historic houses as well as famous attractions and traditional country events.

Daisy Bank Cottage near Buxton is in an outstanding location, surrounded by beautiful scenery and walks galore for all ages and abilities.

Daisy Bank Cottage

A visit to Poole’s Cavern and the surrounding Buxton Country Park to the south west of Buxton Centre below Grin Low and Grin Low Woods will provide a day full of activities for all the family. Poole’s Cavern is a 2 million year old natural phenomenon formed by the action of the river Wye on the limestone. The cavern is named for ‘The Robber Poole’ who is thought to have sheltered in the caves. During Roman times, the cave was used by a bronze craftsman who made brooches and other items there.
The surrounding area has plenty of walks along woodland trails and also a walk up to Solomon’s Tower, a brick, folly-esque tower re-built in 1896. On a clear day from the summit you can see the Mam Tor and Kinderscout, the highest point in the Peak District.

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Poole’s Cavern

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Fabulous Walks in UK National Parks – The Lake District

The Lake District National Park

The Lake District is famous for its often-changing weather, beautiful villages, glacial ribbon lakes and rugged fells. It has more historic literary associations than pretty much anywhere else in the United Kingdom and market towns such as Kendal, Keswick and Ambleside are ideal bases for exploring the area.

Stone Leys Cottage, just two miles south of Coniston, is the quintessential Lakes cottage. This double fronted slate property was built over two hundred years ago for the wheelwright at Coniston Hall and is ideally situated for exploring the lakes. There are easy walks through the fields to Coniston and to Torver along the lake through fields and ancient woodland.

Stone Leys Cottage

The Old Man or the Old Man of Coniston, is a fell in the Furness Fells and has a number of well-marked paths to the summit. The remains of abandoned slate mines are a feature of some aspects of the fell and there are plenty of inquisitive sheep around who make take the opportunity to rifle through your food bags! The extensive view from the summit on a clear day includes much of the southern Lake District, Morecambe Bay, Blackpool Tower,Winter Hill in the Pennines, the Lancashire coast and even the Isle of Man.

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Lake District Walk