If your idea of a perfect summer holiday is slipping on your backpack, tying your hiking boots and taking to the hills, you’ll love to stay in a B and B in Castleton, Derbyshire. 

This is because the Peak District village has been named one of the best spots in the UK for a walking holiday. 

ARRAN Sense of Scotland recently released an analysis of relaxing British holiday destinations, ranking them based on hours of sunshine, days of rain, light pollution, noise pollution, scenic trails, wildlife, Royal Horticultural Gardens, and National Trust sites. 

“We compared 100 different towns and villages, using data from 9 different criteria including accommodation costs, activities, weather, light and noise pollution, to create our ranking of the UK’s most relaxing staycations,” it stated. 

Derby Telegraph reported that Castleton was named as one of its most favoured destinations for a walking holiday, thanks to its picturesque cottages, historic caves, and breathtaking views of the Peaks. 

Visitors can soak up the sights as they trek to Peveril Castle, or up Mam Tor. There are many different routes to take up the hill, but a popular one is following a stone footpath for three miles. 

The circular route is a moderately easy one to complete and takes just two hours, making it a good choice for most people. Dogs are even welcome on the trail as long as they remain on leads.

However, access can be challenging, thanks to some steps and steep climbs. Those who can manage it will be glad they did, as they will be able to look over the Edale Valley during their trek.

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