Peak District Resolutions: Make Time For You

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: 

Be More Active

Travel More


Resolution 3: Make Time For You 

Everyone deserves a break, and the Peak District is the ideal destination for fresh air, relaxation and escapism. Invest in yourself a little more in 2020, using these recommendations for inspiration. 


Picnics are a good, old-fashioned way to get outside and enjoy nature, and the Peak District has an abundance of idyllic picnic spots, from waterside ledges to mountain tops and beyond. Grab a hamper, choose your location and experience life’s simple pleasures in the embrace of the region’s unique beauty. 


Sometimes the best way to do something for yourself is to be with the people you love. Experience adventure at Go Ape, meet animals at one of the many wildlife parks/farms or uncover the incredible caves of Castleton, The Heights of Abraham and Buxton, watching your family’s eyes light up with the wonder of their discoveries. 

Spa Days

Imagine sitting in a hot tub, champagne in hand, looking out at the spellbinding landscapes of the countryside. In the Peak District and surrounding areas, there are many spa and wellness centres where you can do just that, as part of a spa break or a day out. 

Pubs & Bars

Whether you prefer quaint village inns or luscious prosecco bars, the Peak District has an abundance of wonderful pubs and bars, complete with real ale, cocktails, wine, liqueurs or whatever your beverage of choice may be. Plan a pub crawl with friends or family, combining some of the region’s finest walking routes with its finest local establishments. 


Within the lovely villages and towns scattered across the countryside, there are hundreds of hidden treasure troves brimming with delights, from boutique treats and artisan gifts to unique fashion and gourmet cuisine. Perhaps the pinnacle of these treasure troves comes in the form of Haddon Hall’s Mercatum artisan events, a truly special shopping experience and a joy for the senses. Experience the first Mercatum event of the year between 27th - 29th March 2020. 

Get Outdoors

Combine two or three resolutions by being more active and travelling within the National Park, both of which will give you plenty of time for reflection, celebration and growth. 


Whatever your resolution for 2020 is, the Peak District has so much to offer for change, entertainment and self-discovery. Situated in the heart of Derbyshire, The Peacock provides a luxury base for your adventure.  Learn more about the four star hotel and its surroundings, or explore rates and booking options here


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