Peak District: Switzerland in England?

Dari beberapa tujuan wisata alam di Inggris ada yang wajib dikunjungi mulai dari Lake District di Cumbria, Cairngorm di Skotlandia, Snowdonia di Wales dan Peak District di Derbyshire yang acapkali disebut sebagai Swiss di Inggris.

From a few nature sightings in England some of them are a must visit from Lake District in Cumbria, Cairngorms in Scotland, Snowdonia in Wales and Peak District in Derbyshire that sometimes called as Switzerland in England.

 

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Taman Nasional Peak District merupakan taman nasional pertama di Inggris yang didirikan pada tahun 1951. Terlepas nama “peak” yang berarti puncak, tidak ada puncak gunung di daerah ini. Yang ada mungkin hanya bukit yang ‘agak’ tinggi.

Peak District National Park is the first national park in England and established in 1951. There is no peak of the mountain in this area albeit the ‘peak’ name instead there is a high hills.

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Is it look like Switzerland?

Apabila dibandingkan dengan tempat di Indonesia mungkin kalian akan teringat dengan kawasan Lembang, Jawa Barat. Suasana dan udaranya pun mirip-mirip walau lebih terpencil dan sepi dibandingkan Lembang.

Compare to other place in Indonesia maybe you will remember Lembang area in West Java. The remoteness and the weather are quite alike although is more isolated and quiet compare to Lembang.

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Peak District dan sekitarnya adalah tempat yang cocok apabila kalian suka mengambil foto dengan pemandangan latar belakang perbukitan berbunga-bunga di musim Semi. Rata-rata lokasi dapat dikunjungi dengan berjalan kaki apabila kalian mulai dari Matlock atau Bakewell.

It is great place to visit if you like taking pictures with flowering hilly background in the Spring. Most of the location could be reach by walking distance if you start from Matlock or Bakewell

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Matlock or Matlock Bath? They are just side by side. People know more about Matlock since they have train station.
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The city centre of Matlock
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Love this view :) Fresh flowers!
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Local beautiful church
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The River Derwent in Matlock. Reminds me of the watercolour brand and apparently the company is at Lake District.

Terlepas mendaki di Peak District atau tidak daerah sekitar kawasan ini termasuk kota Matlock juga layak dikunjungi apalagi bagi yang tidak memiliki banyak waktu seperti saya.

Apart from hiking at Peak District or not, around this area like Matlock city is worthed to be visited for people who don’t have much time like me.

IMG_4535Beberapa tempat yang dapat dikunjungi selama di Matlock adalah Height of Abraham dan High Tor untuk perjalanan setengah hari.

Some of place you can visited while in Matlock are the Height of Abraham and High Tor for half day trip.

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Looking through the view of High Tor from the Height of Abraham
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The second version of the Height of Abraham cable cars. You still can see the first version next to the ticket gate and also how they make the cable car transport system at the Masson Pavilion.
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Inside the Masson Cavern also at the Heights of Abraham. Enjoy the mining tour and fantastic view even for about 30 minutes approximately.
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With Trilobites my favourite fossils (the one that I touched) at Fossil Factory, The Height of Abraham

The Height of Abraham didirikan sejak tahun 1780s dan juga terkenal dengan kereta gantung khas alpen pertama di Britania Raya sejak tahun 1984. Kebanyakan keluarga akan datang kesini karena rata-rata aktivitas yang ditawarkan diutamakan untuk keluarga. Kalian juga dapat menemukan sejarah sekitar Taman Nasional Peak District, cerita tambang, dan tentunya pemandangan High Tor yang keren dari kejauhan.

The Height of Abraham is established since 1780’s and also famous for its Britain’s first alpine style cable car since 1984 . Most family will come here because most of their activities are family oriented. You can found history around of Peak District National Park, mining stories, and of course the great view of High Tor from the distance. 

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Bagi yang suka dengan lapangan terbuka dan hijau dengan pemandangan Matlock Bath dapat mengunjungi High Tor. Sempat membayangkan kalau harus mendaki cukup sulit ke kawasan ini tapi ternyata biasa saja tapi memang harus menyempatkan waktu saja apalagi kalau mau mengunjungi lokasi di Peak District lainnya atau malah Lake District yang letaknya berdekatan. Jadi apakah kalian ingin mengunjungi Peak District?

If you like open and green area with Matlock Bath view visit High Tor then. At first it seems a tough hiking but apparently it just an okay hike but you have to spend your time especially if you want to visit other Peak District location or even Lake District which is located next door. So do you want to visit Peak District?


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