Thursday, 27 August 2015

Treasures of Britain; Peak District


There are so many things still to see on my UK bucket list, that I really don't know where to start. The Peak District is one of them;



The Peak District was the first national park to be established in Great Britain. As late as the early 20th century most British countryside lay in the hands of wealthy landowners who restricted or banned public access. But the 1932 Kinder Mass Trespass, held in what is now the park, was a milestone event in the campaign that led to increased public land access and the eventual establishment of national parks.
The park's size is 555 square miles (1,438 square kilometers).
Over 90% is privately owned land the National Trust owns 12%, and three water companies own another 11 percent. The Peak District National Park Authority owns only 5 percent. About 86% of the total is farmland, which is used mostly for grazing sheep or cattle.

About 38,000 people live inside the national park—an area about the size of Greater London. Some 16 million more people live within an hour’s drive of its boundaries. Peak District lies between Sheffield and Manchester, surrounded by industrial cities in the geographic heart of England.


 Resevoir Valley

Derwent resevoir

Abadoned Millstones

Peak District cave-the Devil's arse

Thor's cave

© KH

2 comments:

Gattina said...

That's a very beautiful landscape ! If only the weather would be more sunny, I think you would be flooded by European tourists !

Elidir said...

Wow... Absolutely Fabulous. Stunning.

I get great photos sent through the mail from David Oakes. He lives there. Or at least close by.

https://davidoakesimages.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/a-late-summers-dawn-by-the-lake/


Just browse through this site. The photo at the top is Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. David likes to travel. Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Scotland and of course, within England itself. He's also a nice person... :)