| Share
 

Peak District

Peak District or The Peak, dissected plateau, c.30 mi (50 km) long and 22 mi (35 km) wide, Derbyshire, central England, forming the southern extremity of the Pennines. Kinderscout (2,088 ft/636 m) is the highest peak. Dovedale and Wyedale are the region's major valleys. Peak District has many caves including Peak Cavern and Speedwell. Peak District National Park (c.500 sq mi/1,295 sq km) was established in 1951.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Peak District from Infoplease:

  • Buxton - Buxton Buxton, town (1991 pop. 19,502), Derbyshire, central England, on the Wye River in Peak ...
  • Glossop - Glossop Glossop , town (1991 pop. 29,923), Derbyshire, central England. It is a residential suburb ...
  • Pennines - Pennines Pennines or Pennine Chain,mountain range, sometimes called the “backbone of ...
  • Derbyshire - Derbyshire Derbyshire county (1991 pop. 915,000), 1,016 sq mi (2,632 sq km), central England. The ...
  • Encyclopedia: British and Irish Physical Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning British and Irish Physical Geography.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: British and Irish Physical Geography


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring