Travel and Adventure

Kinder Scout, Peak District

Think central Britain is flat and featureless? A visit to the Peak District, the UK’s first national park, will change your view.Monday, May 21, 2018

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The Peak District packs a dynamic landscape that delivers challenging roads and stunning views.

We take for granted our right to roam freely in the countryside just as we expect our cars to keep us safe on the road, but it wasn’t always the case – and in less advanced cars than a Subaru, it still isn’t. An original freedom to roam bill introduced in 1884 failed to win support in parliament and it wasn’t until 1951 that Britain’s first national park was created.

The Peak District that collected the honour ahead of more famous, more mountainous areas like the Lake District and Snowdonia, and while it may lack the drama of the other parks, the view to Manchester from its highest point, Kinder Scout, is every bit as magnificent. Want a four-wheeled challenge? Put your Subaru’s agile handling to the test on the serpent-like twists of the A57 ‘Snake Pass’.