The Peak District
A 45-minute train ride from Piccadilly station will deliver you to Edale, in the heart of the Peak District National Park. There’s nothing more refreshing than strapping on a pair of hiking boots and spending a day exploring the spectacular undulating hillsides and moorlands which make up this area of outstanding natural beauty. Throughout the Peak District there are also several centres for rock climbing, cycling and horse riding. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something a little more sedate, seek out one of the many pubs dotted around the park and spend a day people-watching with a pint of local craft beer.