/ the peaks districts

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allyrocke - on 30 Sep 2012
Why's the peaks districts named so?

Whenever I go there I just see edges.

AdCo82 on 30 Sep 2012
In reply to allyrocke:

I see some ridicule or abuse coming your way from certain users on here!
3 Names - on 30 Sep 2012
In reply to allyrocke:


> Why's the peaks districts named so?
>

Its not

birdie num num - on 30 Sep 2012
In reply to allyrocke:
Actually, if you look around when you're there you will see some actual summits. Thats why is known as the Peaks Districts.
MJ - on 30 Sep 2012
In reply to allyrocke:

Why's the peaks districts named so?

Oh dear, easy mistake to make, but it's District not districts.
allyrocke - on 30 Sep 2012
In reply to birdie num num: There are no actual summits in England.
birdie num num - on 30 Sep 2012
In reply to allyrocke:
There's loads of summits in the Lakes Districts
adstapleton - on 01 Oct 2012
In reply to allyrocke:

It's ancient Anglo-Saxon for Derbyshire, just a coincidence that it's also the same word used to denote the top of something.

FACT.
AlanLittle - on 01 Oct 2012
In reply to allyrocke:
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> Whenever I go there I just see edges.

Er, what about all the sports climbing venues?
Dom Whillans on 01 Oct 2012
In reply to AlanLittle:
the sloper district? that place is beset by grizzly old lawyers bitching about being banned from forums which aren't as good as they once were...
Rog Wilko on 01 Oct 2012
In reply to adstapleton:
> (In reply to allyrocke)
>
> It's ancient Anglo-Saxon for Derbyshire, just a coincidence that it's also the same word used to denote the top of something.
>
> FACT.

I thought it was named after the inhabitants of the area who were known as The Pics, so Peak District (both words traditionally singular, of course) is just a corruption of that.

Still not sure if the op wasn't peeping out from under his bridge, though....
The Pylon King on 01 Oct 2012
In reply to Rog Wilko:
> (In reply to adstapleton)

> Still not sure if the op wasn't peeping out from under his bridge, though....

I think he was.
mkean - on 01 Oct 2012
In reply to allyrocke:
Contrary to what a lot of the revisionists on this thread have posted the origin of the "Peak District" is actually much more seedy:

It was origionally the "Peek District" as it housed a correctional institution for peeping toms and other perverts. The change to "Peak" was part of a Victorian attempt to clean up our place names, for instance roads like "Ticklecock lane" got changed to remove references to prostitution.
andic - on 01 Oct 2012
In reply to mkean:
> (In reply to allyrocke):
>
> It was origionally the "Peek District"

I thought this was actually because gritstone climbers in the sheffield and derbyshire area stand up to belay the second "peeking" over the edge of outcrops like stannage and burbage

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