Peak District is first national park to go live on Google Street View

Peak District National Park ranger with Google Trekker backpack on the Monsal Viaduct
Peak District National Park ranger with Google Trekker backpack on the Monsal Viaduct
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People can now take a tour of the Peak District National Park from the comfort of their own home.

The Peak District become the first national park to be virtually accessible, opening its diverse landscapes to the digital world of Google Street View.

People are able to click and see the traffic-free trails online.

Jim Dixon, chief executive of the Peak District National Park, said: “It is our ambition that, by being on Google Street View, more people will enjoy the wonders of this protected and special landscape. Once people see it, I am sure they will be inspired to come and stay for a few days to explore first-hand what they have experienced online.

“The national park covers an area of 555 square miles so it was impractical to film every inch for people to view. Instead we have selected some of the highlights. These are the trail areas where we offer ranger-led walks, family activities and cycle hire and bike maintenance, so there are lots of ways for people to enjoy and experience what the national park has to offer.”

The Tissington, Monsal and High Peak trails are now all available online.

The filming by volunteers took place over the summer.