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, and it seems a shame that we don’t make the effort to enjoy what is around us before we decide to jump on a plane and see other sights in the world.
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The Peak District is massive and strides across five whole counties, and our beautiful Yorkshire is one of them. 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
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.
2. Stanage Edge
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 carved hillsides that were never removed which give the place real character.
3. Kinder Scout
Parked between Sheffield and Manchester, it stands at 636 metres above sea level and boasts some of the best views of the Peak District. On a clear day, you can see the city of Manchester as well as the mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales.
4. Monsal Head
A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Monsal Head is quite central 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.
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.
6. Surprise View
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.
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
Also known as Grinlow Tower, situated near Buxton in Derbyshire Peak District, Solomon’s Temple was built in the 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.
9. Lady Bower Reservoir & Bamford Edge
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.
10. Thorpe Cloud
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 boarder of Derbyshire and Staffordshire.