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Peak District Resolutions: Be More Active

A new year welcomes change, and if there are changes you intend to make, the Peak District is a natural haven of opportunity. 

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to be more active, travel more or take up a new hobby, the rolling hills, historic culture and diversity of the National Park provide a truly idyllic setting to achieve, grow and inspire. 

Over the month, we’ll guide you through this setting, with a different resolution at the centre of each post. 

Explore other resolutions in the series: 

Travel More

Make Time For You

Resolution 1: Be More Active

Hiking

The Peak District is famed for its enticing countryside and the walking trails which lead through it, from daring mountain passages to calming riverside strolls. With an abundance of route options, you can start small and build up the distance you go, or challenge yourself to aim high from the get go, all while immersing yourself in the charm of some of the UK’s finest natural scenery. 

Explore four of our favourite walks beginning straight from The Peacock’s front door, or discover Visit Peak District’s recommendations and routes here

Swimming 

As well as the usual leisure centres and indoor pools, the Peak District has an intriguing selection of wild rivers, pools and lakes for those looking for adventure, some of which are outlined by this article from Red Bull. 

Invest in a wetsuit, wait for the warmer summer months, or ease yourself in with lane / leisure swimming or special events at the Hathersage heated outdoor pool, located five minutes from Hathersage train station.

Cycling

Many of the Peak District’s favourite routes for walking double as wonderful cycling trails, with some designed for the purpose and some off-road. A fantastic selection of affordable bike hire destinations means you don’t have to buy or transport your own, and the multitude of tracks and trails will ensure you find the perfect ride for your ability or goals. 

Guests at The Peacock can enjoy discounted cycle hire at Hassop Station, an accessible starting point on the renowned Monsal Trail, or create your own journey with help from Visit Peak District

Climbing

The Peak District is an extremely popular location for rock climbing, with people travelling from far and wide to enjoy the finest rock faces around. 

You’ll find a survey of desirable climbing routes here, so bring your own equipment and find your own way around the crags, or get in touch with one of the many local experts who will teach you the ropes, whatever your skill level. 

 

Whether you’re pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, trying a new destination or taking up an old hobby, The Peacock is a rustic and relaxed base for exploring the gifts of the Peak District. Learn more about the four star hotel and its surroundings, or explore rates and booking options here

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