Monsal Trail : Essential lighting works is taking place from Mon 13 May for five weeks. Tunnels will remain open but light levels may be lower than usual. Please obey signs and take care when passing the works.
Make the most of your visit to the glorious Peak District.
The Peak District has some of the best flying sites in the most beautiful settings for gliding, paragliding and hang gliding in the UK.
If you fancy a unique personal challenge there are several BHPA (British Hangliding and Paragliding Association) schools in the Peak District. Book a tandem flight for the scenery and sensation or sign up for a training course. There is a gliding centre at Great Hucklow.
If you simply want to watch the action, Mam Tor, which overlooks Castleton at the western end of the Hope Valley, is a major local centre for hang gliding and paragliding. Paragliders should only fly from sites where access is arranged with land owners. For up to date information contact Derbyshire Soaring Club.
The Peak District enjoys an extensive public transport network, enabling you to have a full day out exploring the area without using the car.