Upper Derwent Fairholmes Visitors Centre:

The Peak District National Park in Derbyshire is the home of Britain's first National Park.

Established in 1951 the Peak District is somewhat of an anomaly among Britain's National Parks. To the North, East and West of the peaks are the areas of the High Peak also known as the Dark Peak for its coarse black grit stone and to the South lies the areas of the Low Peak also know as the White Peak for its white limestone.


Peak Mountain Biking chose Fairholmes Visitors Centre for its base and meeting start point.

The visitors centre is located on the shore of Ladybower Reservoir right in the heart of the Dark Peak, not only is this area renowned for some of the best single track technical mountain biking in England, it also offers some of  the most beautiful scenery in the Dark Peak area


Detailed information of the area surrounding Fairholmes Visitors Centre can be found on the Ordinance Survey map OL1 - The Peak District Dark Peak Area and the visitors centre can be located 

using grid reference 172892

For more information on the Peak District and its surrounding areas please visit  

www.visitpeakdistrict.com where you will find details on accommodation and many ideas of places to visit and things to do on your visit to Peak District.


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