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The Peak District National Park has Thor’s Cave! What more can you say to that when you have the cave of a very powerful and famous god. Since the Peak District National Park is located on limestone, water has managed to dissolve deep fissures into the narrow valleys and underground rivers that create cave systems and springs which well up in the park.

In an effort to keep the Peak District National Park in a pure form, it was drawn up to exclude the large developed areas that surround it. Even going so far as to exclude Buxton to create a horse shoe look about the park at the south end. There is evidence of people living here for the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods too, and makes this place an area of constant human habitation.

While you visit the park and look at the way nature has shaped the area through the ice ages, the rivers will become a main source of discussion as they flow out of the part to fill the canals and mills within the area. Seeing Mam Tor should be of equal interest as you see it rise 517m into the air and form mostly of shale!

The Peak District National Park hosts a number of events throughout the year too, Aircraft wrecks walks and Bat expereince evenings to name a few. In August the Bakewell show come to town and is a must to visit too – as it is the oldest agricultrual show in the UK with almost 200 years of history behind it. Caving is popular here too and one of the ways to discover a National Park from under rather than above!


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Contact Details Telephone Number
(+44) 01629 816200
Peak District National Park Authority
Aldern House
Baslow Road
DE45 1AE
N 53° 13′ 17.618″ W 1° 40′ 21.156″
Nearest Airport Manchester Airport (MAN) (53km away)
Size of Park 143 700ha
Opened in 1951
Closest City/Town Manchester/Buxton
Habitat Woodland/Grassland
Unesco World Heritage Site No


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