9. Peak District National Park, England
One of northern England’s other legendary walking areas, the Peak District crosses Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Yorkshire and Staffordshire, and makes the most of its central location by drawing walkers from across the lands.
Moors and mountains, limestone and lakes, granite and gorges await you in this distinct and diverse part of UK. Split into the Dark Peak and the White Peak, you can choose the type of scenery that suits you – or enjoy a little bit of both.
Start out at some of the most famous destinations and take a circular walk from the picturesque Bakewell to the regal Chatsworth House and its deer park. Other sights to see, and walks to walk, include the heather-covered The Roaches, The Dragon’s Back peaks, gorgeous Mam Tor, and the dramatic Kinder Scout.