Peak District

Peak District Sat 16th to Sun 17th July 2022

The Peak District has stunning, raw beauty, dramatic and rugged landscape and natural charm along with picture postcard stone villages have resulted in this to be the second most visited National Park in the world.  We are going to hike two of the best known and arguably the greatest hikes in the Peak District: Kinder Scout, Mam Tor and the Edale Skyline hike and a visit to Chatsworth House.  The Peak District is a world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors, dales, rivers, springs and caverns.  Kinder Scout also has unique rock structures for great photos as you can see below

Transportation:  Transportation is provided if departing from Colindale tube station, Northern line.  I will sort out all of the transportation logistics for the whole group.  Organise the departure point, exchange drivers and members contact details in advance and ensure the drivers get to every location during the event on time.  All my volunteer drivers are experienced, regular and confident drivers.  

Accommodation: Premier Inn with 2 sharing.   More info after photos

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Meals:  I will reserve good restaurants at Edale.  Most other groups that stay at hostels will be catering at the hostel. Hostel food is ok but there are many good restaurants in the Peaks, it would be a shame not to experience.  For convenience Sunday breakfast will be at the hostel.

Saturday

08:00               Pick up from Colindale tube Station (Northern Line Zone 4) meet outside station

08:10-12:00     Travel to Peak District 

12:10-18:00     1st Peak walk - Kinder Scout and the Edale Skyline 

18:10-20:50     Pub and pub restaurant in the peaks

21:00-21:50     Drive to hotel

 

Sunday

07:30               Breakfast at near hotel

08:30               Leave hostel 

08:40-09:20     Drive to 2nd Peak walk: Mam Tor

09:30-14:30     Walking up Mam Tor and continue on the Edale skyline circular route

14:40-15:30     Drive to Chatworth House

15:30-16:30     Refreshments at Chatsworth House

16:40-20:15     Return back to Colindale tube station, London

Fitness:  This Peak district event is suitable for members of an average fitness level.  We will be walking up the highest point in the Peak district on the first day.  Don’t worry, Peak district are mostly high hill walks however, Kinder Scout is classified as a small mountain as it is over 600 metres high.  Each hill would only take an average member 45 minutes of strenuous walking, each will reward you a fantastic viewpoint.  You should be able to walk a minimum 2 miles per hour on a varied terrain for 10-12 miles within 6 hours.  There will be many breaks to enjoy the scenery, take photos and to rest.  

Flexibility: My approach and itinerary is flexible.  If bad weather is forecasted, I am happy to change the itinerary.  Visit Chatsworth House or another indoor venues.  Weather can we localised in Dorset so willing to drive to a different region for a dry walk.  

 

Securing a place: My events are normally over subscribed.  You can reserve your place on any event, months in advance with a £50 deposit.  I understand that member’s work, family & personal situation can change therefore do not require the balance until 10 days prior to the start of each event.  If you can no longer attend before transferring the balance, deposits can be transferred to any other event within the year's programme.

KIT LIST

Essentials: 

Good waterproof jacket.  Even with no rain forecasted a waterproof jacket can be used to keep your warm during our early morning starts.

Hiking boots (with good grip and ankle support) - don’t forget to bring good quality hiking socks 

1 change of clothing. A few warm items for our early morning starts: base layer, warm fleece, gloves, beanie

Items for hot conditions: broad beam hat, a cap, sun block, sun glasses

 

Other items: 

Wash kit & towels .  A daypack to hold your day kit (water, snacks, jacket)

Trainers to wear in the cars/minibus