An often overlooked jewel of the English countryside, there’s a lot to recommend the East Midlands to any tourist. From outdoor pursuits to charming city-breaks, there’s something here for everyone, and for every budget, from the expensive to the cheap.
The East Midlands is often overlooked as tourists travel through en route to the North of England, or stop in London. But those who don’t visit are missing a trick. The region contains some of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty in the country. Derbyshire alone is worth a visit; this picturesque county is the home of the Peak District: glorious rugged scenery is a magnet for walkers, hikers and mountain bikers. Indeed, the Peak District is the birthplace of that great British past-time, rambling, as the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in 1932 paved the way for the opening up of the British countryside to the people.
The diversity of the region’s countryside is part of its appeal. From the rolling limestone hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds to the flat fenland of South Lincolnshire; from the ancient woodland of Sherwood Forest (reputedly the home of Robin Hood) to the bird-watching mecca of Rutland Water, there is a staggering range of countryside, and with it a huge amount of different activities for any tourist to do on their trip to this part of England.