10 Of The Most Inspirational Views In The Peak District

10 Of The Most Inspirational Views In The Peak District

The Peak District has some of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world never mind the UK. It’s synonymous with hiking and breathtaking scenery, so if you’ve made a pact with yourself to get out more and see the world and you want to dip your toe in first, these Peak Views are the perfect place to start.

The North is the home to so many natural wonders, and it is easy to take them for granted. These picturesque sights are in abundance. The best views in the Peaks District, which straddles five counties including Yorkshire, are just a stone’s throw from our greenest city Sheffield.

From Mam Tor to Ladybower Reservoir, the best views in the Peak District are a must for anyone living in the North of England.

1. Mam Tor

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Situated near Castleton, Mam Tor is one of the most well-known points of interest in the Peak District. Its views are awe-inspiring and popular with landscape photographers and a clear indication of why Mam Tor is number one in our list of best views in the Peak District.

Many avid photographers aim to get to Mam Tor for sunrise to capture the views across the Hope Valley from down near the top gate, which isn’t surprising. If you’re not an early bird, no worries the views are still unmatched any time of day and any time of year.

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2. Stanage Edge

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Situated in Hope Valley, it is a popular destination for climbers. Its highest point is High Neb at 458 metres above sea level. Areas of Stanage were quarried in the past, and you can still see some of the hardened carved hillsides that were never removed which gives the place real drama.

It’s these hints of the industrial past that give the Peak District views like no other national park in the country. A working quarry that has been taken back by nature.

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3. Kinder Scout

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Parked between Sheffield and Manchester, it stands at 636 metres above sea level and boasts some of the best views of the Peak District. And you’d hope so being the highest point in the Peak District National Park. On a clear day, you can see the city of Manchester as well as the mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales.

If you’re inspired to get on your walking boots and check out one of the Peak views that you won’t forget in a hurry, we aren’t surprised. It is awe-inspiring and something we won’t forget in a hurry.

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4. Monsal Head

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A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Monsal Head is centrally located in the Peak District. The place of interest which people tend to go for the perfect snap is the Headstone viaduct, which was built in 1863 and given Grade II listed status in 1970.

Visitors can enjoy the winding river Wye, steep-sided hillsides making for great snaps and wooded slopes that help frame the viaduct. It’s a great spot to explore on foot and perfect for those looking to start their hiking journey in the Peak District.

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5. Dovedale

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One of the more popular areas of the Peak District which has a high amount of tourism so needs to be treated with respect. Dovedale is a National Trust area and is situated near Ashbourne. It boasts some of the most beautiful scenery and is great for anyone looking to get out for the day.

It is just at the edge of the Peak District and has such places to visit as Ilam Rock, Viator’s Bridge and Lovers’ leap, which are all amazingly beautiful spots.

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6. Surprise View

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Surprise View is an amazing viewpoint above Hathersage that is perfect for enjoying a romantic sunset. As well as being one of the best views in the Peak District, it is also a great place to enjoy a walk with routes for all abilities to take advantage of.

These Peak views are a great spot to view a spectacular sunset. It’s also a dark skies’ gazing spot, which means if you hang around until nightfall you’ll get some of the finest views of the stars than anywhere on earth.

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7. The Roaches

Situated in the south-west area of the Peak District, near Leek, it’s a great opportunity for you to take in views of the surrounding countryside. The rocky ridges of The Roaches are 505 metres above sea level and are another popular place for climbers, hikers, and free runners to visit.

8. Solomon’s Temple

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Also known as Grinlow Tower, situated near Buxton in Derbyshire Peak District, Solomon’s Temple was built in Victorian times. It offers some of the most beautiful views of the Peak District as well as being a spectacle itself. It’s a very romantic place to visit and enjoy a sunset with a loved one.

The folly replaced a roughly built shelter and has been a top tourist attraction for hundreds of years. It sits at 20 feet high and has fantastic views over Buxton and the surrounding countryside.

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9. Lady Bower Reservoir & Bamford Edge

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Just a twenty-minute drive outside of Sheffield, the Ladybower Reservoir is a Y-shaped reservoir in Hope Valley Peak District. It offers great views of Bamford Edge and vice versa. It is a great place to take a walk with many great opportunities to take the perfect snap.

There is also a fabulous walk alongside the reservoir if you’re not wanting to hike up high, so it’s the perfect Peak views without having to earn it like some of the other fabulous locations.

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10. Thorpe Cloud

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Thorpe Cloud is, actually in Dovedale a National Trust site, but is worth another mention as this limestone hill provides amazing viewpoints and is a very popular place for visitors. It is situated at the southern end of Dovedale and lies between Thorpe and Ilam – two villages on the border of Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Head out from Thorpe Village and you’ll get a picturesque Peaks view of Thorpe Cloud with its surrounding green hills which are sometimes referred to as mini alps.

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