About walk​peak​district​.com

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walkpeakdistrict.com focuses on short walks in the Peak District (from one to five miles), presented with detailed photos overlaid with route arrows, clear written directions, and easy-to-read maps.

Particular attention is paid to letting you know about other facilities that are available (for example, cafes and public toilets), public transport to the start of walks, and whether a route (or part of a route) is suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

Combined with a clean, uncluttered design that works well with mobile devices, walkpeakdistrict.com is a highly practical resource for the thousands of visitors that enjoy the Peak District every year.

Built with…

walkpeakdistrict.com makes use of the following tools, frameworks, and services:

  • Jekyll — a Ruby gem that generates static pages for lightning-fast loading, without server-side database queries
  • Bootstrap — a front-end framework for creating responsive content, suitable for mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Liquid — a templating engine built into Jekyll; used to define page layouts using simple logic that can parse YAML
  • Isotope — a jQuery plugin for animated sorting and layout
  • Git — a distributed version control system (DVCS)
  • Bitbucket — a service for source control in the cloud
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) — a cloud computing platform comprising many services. walkpeakdistrict.com uses S3 to host the site, CloudFront to deliver resources globally and with low latency, and Route 53 to manage DNS records.