Dark Peak

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The Dark Peak is the higher, northern part of the Peak District in England. In contrast to the White Peak, the underlying rock is millstone grit, resulting in largely uninhabited moorland plateaux.

Broadly speaking, the Dark Peak covers the Yorkshire Peaks and those in Greater Manchester, and the Derbyshire Peaks north of the Hope Valley. Principal areas include Kinder Scout, Bleaklow (both of which rise to over 2000 ft), and Black Hill.

The High Peak is an alternative name for the Dark Peak, but High Peak is also the name of an administrative district of Derbyshire which includes part of the White Peak.

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