Peak District National Park Weather Forecast

The Peak District National Park is an area of 555 square miles and spans parts of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and South and West Yorkshire. The area is made up of rugged, peat-covered moorlands and magnificent limestone dales, with picturesque towns and villages, historic churches and grand houses. Contrasting with the limestone 'White Peak' in the south, the gritstone and shale of the 'Dark Peak' in the north supports heather moorland and blanket bog environments with land use mainly rough sheep pasture and grouse shooting.

Area: 1437 sq km

Designated: 1951

Britain's very first National Park, the Peak District, still remains a popular choice for walkers, climbers and cyclists alike. Bordering Derby, Huddersfield, Manchester, Sheffield and Stoke-on-Trent, the park has a huge catchment area of potential visitors. This needn't mean the area is particularly crowded; however, with its huge 1,437 sq km expanse ensuring that anyone tackling even the most popular attractions – such as Kinder Scout – should still find it to be suitably uninterrupted.

Visitors and local residents participate in many outdoor activities including long distance trails, hill walking, mountain biking, horse riding and rock climbing. Some of the area's large reservoirs also allow visitors to partake in water sports such as canoeing, sailing and fishing.

The Peak District National Park weather page provides a 5 day weather forecast for many places within the Park and the surrounding area, featuring 3 hourly updates on weather conditions for rainfall, temperature, wind speed and wind direction.

Weather Warnings and alerts for the Peak District National Park are also displayed during periods of severe weather from the 5 day weather forecast available for each location by clicking on a marker on the map. We warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through our National Severe Weather Warning Service. Weather warnings are displayed for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. For more information please view our weather warnings guide page.

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Weather hazards over 300m

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Blizzards Heavy snow Storm force winds
Gales Severe chill effect Persistent hill fog
Thunderstorms Heavy persistent rain Strong sunlight