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The 1932 Mass Trespass, a peaceful protest on what was then private land, is the reason why you can explore the Peak District. What followed was a change in legislation to open up Britain’s moorland, and eventually the formation of Britain’s first national park in 1951. Rolling, green hills, criss-crossed with walking trails and dotted with quaint towns, the unspoiled area is full of stunning sights and fun things to do. Culture Trip rounds up the best of them.
A recent addition to the region’s attractions is this full-scale craft distillery, founded in 2016 on the former site of Johnson & Nephew’s Wire Works. Take a tour to sample the single malt spirit and award-winning Shining Cliff gin, named after the ancient woodland in which the distillery is found. There’s even a bakewell tart variation – and you only need to read the recommendation above for an idea of how that will taste.