Where to stay in the Peak District
The Peak District is a beautiful area in England and is one of photographer and influencer Lilly Husbands’ (@lillylalaloulou) favourite places to visit in the UK. A great affordable way to do it is by camping. Lilly says, “I love being close to nature, so camping is always my number one choice.”
If you can't bear the thought of pitching a tent in winter, then glamping in a shepherd's hut is hard to beat and is cheap too – the best of both worlds!
Where's the best place to eat?
Lilly says that camping or glamping is her favourite way of staying in the Peak District on a budget.
When recommending her pick for a reasonably priced place to eat, she went for the great outdoors option. She said: “Most glamping spots have a fire pit or barbecue area, and they're usually self-catering. So a good way to cut costs is to bring your own food (and byob) for a night with your pals or partner, eating under the stars!”
This is a fun way of experiencing the feeling of being in the great outdoors and saving money at the same time.
Free thing to do
One of the common activities while on a trip to the green landscape of the Peak District is walking or climbing. Hiking is completely free to do, and much more scenic than a spin class! This photo was taken on the ridge near Mam Tor in the Hope Valley, Derbyshire.
Lilly says: “As an avid photographer, hiking gives me a great opportunity to photograph the beautiful British landscapes and clear out the cobwebs!”
One thing not to miss
“It is amazing! It feels like another world, towering over you on both sides as you go through it.” That’s what Lilly said of Winnats Pass, her recommendation for one thing not to miss when visiting the Peak District.
“This area of the Pennine Moorland provides a drive with a breath-taking landscape, and is a must-see experience. And there are lots of lovely pubs and cafes in a quaint little town called Castleton, which is just down the road. If you are driving, you might want to get out of your car and walk or cycle to get amongst the scenery!”