Here you will find all the events for The AG Walking Club.
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We have walks to suit all abilities, as well as dog-pack walks and early morning miracle walks.
🥾 ABOUT THE WALK 🥾
An “edgy” Peak District walk, starting from Lady Bower Reservoir (once the largest reservoir in England and where the Dam Busters practised using their bouncing bombs). The walk begins from Fairholme’s visitor centre, where there is a cafe, gift shop and toilets (only toilets on route), leading to the impressive megastructure known as the Lady Bower Dam. The route begins with a gradual incline following the Reservoir, passing the “Lost Drowned Village”, where Derwent village once stood. The path winds slowly up through farmland up to moorland, reaching Derwent Edge, boasting magnificent views over Hope Valley; on a clear day, you’ll see Kinder Scout and Mam Tor. As the route continues, there will be plenty of fascinating rock outcrops to explore, including Hurkling Stones, The Salter Cellar and Cakes of Bread! Further on, reaching the highest point, you’ll be greeted by the splendid Back Tor. It has a trig point, 538 meters above sea level. The route will descend, passing Lost Lad with an attractive Way Marker and Cairn. The final stage of the walk involves meandering through moorlands to the Forests, with its delightful bubbling brooks, towards the reservoir. The walk concludes where it started, at the visitor centre.
Approx walking time with a break is 5 hours.
Car Park is pay and display. £4.75 all day.
Two Ethels and one Trig.
Please use what3words for the car park. Thank you.
❓ ROUND-ROBIN QUESTION: What is your favourite soup?
Please arrive by 8.45 am we will set off at 9 am sharp. If this is your first AG walk, then please arrive nice and early and seek out the walk leader who will be wearing a red “walk leader” pin badge.
📍 WHAT3WORDS: https://what3words.com/splinters.slung.marketing
Click the link above, then click “Navigate using Google Maps” . We often meet in places where there is no postcode, so we encourage you to use the What3Words app which will take you to the exact location.
🗣 WALK LEADER(S): Julia Doherty
🐶 IS THIS WALK DOG FRIENDLY? Small dogs only please (stiles and livestock on route).
🎒 WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
* Good shoes are essential for this trail (and other clothes of course!).
* A drink (hot or cold)
* Bring a packed lunch and something to sit on.
* Bring rain gear (just incase!).
⛑ RULES TO KEEP YOU SAFE :
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.
Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.
By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.
Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.
Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.
Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that we have a maximum of two dogs per walker and that the welfare of the animals remains your responsibility throughout your walk. On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.