"the Peak"
Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District
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The Peak refers to the Peak District of England, mainly located in the county of Derbyshire. The name is misleading; most of the terrain is formed of gently rounded hills.

As with the Lakes, increased tourism to the Peak District inspired many guide books such as this one, on its seventh edition in 1827: A Guide to the Peak of Derbyshire, containing a concise account of Buxton, Matlock, and Castleton, and other remarkable places, written by the Rev. R. Ward.

Peak District, View north from Barrow Moor
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