The Peak District was the UK's first national park and the hard won access to much of the land from the mid 20th century onwards, has resulted in fantastic walking country. From Spring View you can walk in any direction and are soon rewarded with magnificent views, access to wildlife, and the contrasting terrain of the dark and white Peak. To the North and East is primarily the Dark Peak. Rugged edges tempt the climbers but also offer miles of walking along adjoining edges, such as Stanage, Burbage, Froggat and Curbar. En route some of the classic Peak District villages such as Hope, Bamford, Hathersage and Grindleford are there to be enjoyed.