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PEAK PILGRIMAGE | 3 DAYS WALKING | MODERATE
September 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - September 29, 2019 @ 4:30 pm BST
Have you ever wanted to explore the wonders of the Peak District?
If you love the great outdoors then we guarantee that you will enjoy the thrill of walking over some of England's most spectacular hills and moorland with a friendly, knowledgeable guide to ‘bring the experience to life', then take a guided walk in the Peak District with the Adventure Geek.
This guided walk is ideal for individuals, couples, friends, families, and small groups. A good pair of hiking boots and outdoor clothing are essential.
YOUR HASSLE-FREE ADVENTURE INCLUDES:
3 days hiking
- A very friendly, welcoming, fully qualified and experienced walk leader on the ground to guide you the way.
- Medical support for minor medical needs. (All guides carry a first aid kit and are first aid qualified).
- A pre-walk training day with a presentation explaining the itinerary, what to expect and answering all of your questions.
This trip does not include accommodation, therefore, you will need to make your own arrangements.
THIS IS WHERE THE ADVENTURE GEEK TEAM ARE STAYING:-
- Thursday 26th September 2019 – Travelodge (Ashbourne)
- Friday 27th & Saturday 28th September – YHA Youlegreave
Sunday – we drive home.
HOW FAR WILL I NEED TO WALK?
You have booked and paid for your adventure, your rucksack is packed, your walking boots are well worn in and you have completed your training. You have your Peak Pilgrimage guidebook and you are ready for the off!
FRIDAY – HARTINGTON TO MONYASH (8.5 MILES)
The walk to Monyash takes you along the ‘Tissington Trail’ – an old railway line across the High Peak. Today there is a wonderful open feel to the trail. Even if the weather is unkind, there will be no shortage of fresh air. We will be tempted by a few pubs on today's walk, so we can make a joint decision as to which one we will pop into for a bite to eat.
We should arrive for our final destination by 2pm and then we can arrange transport to take us to Youlegreave Hostel.
SATURDAY – MONYASH TO BAKEWELL (7 MILES)
From Monyash the route through Lathkill Dale is full of spectacular geographical, botanical and historical interest. This is deservedly a ‘National Nature Reserve’.
Eventually, after a short but steep climb, we emerge in the village of Over Haddon. From the heights of Over Haddon, the path takes you down into the only town on the pilgrimage route – Bakewell. This is full of shops, cafes, pubs and tourist attractions.
All Saints Parish church was founded in 920AD but the present building is more recent – 12th and 13th century with 19th-century rebuilding and contains lots of interest.
We should be in Bakewell in plenty of time to enjoy this historic town. Indulge in a Bakewell pudding (very different from a Bakewell tart!)
SUNDAY – BAKEWELL TO EYAM (10 MILES)
The route from Bakewell takes you over the magnificent Calton Pasture and offers you one of the finest views in England – looking over Chatsworth House, Capability Brown’s landscaping and the surrounding hills.
The very fine St Peter’s church was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott and is the home church of the Dukes of Devonshire.
There is an easy walk up the Derwent Valley from Chatsworth, mainly through its own grounds – the gates are quite unique and the walking is easy terrain.
We arrive in Baslow which has a good selection of cafes, pubs and hotels and we collect our stamp/sticker from St Anne’s church which has underground heating (where we can warm our toes!)
We continue our walk towards Curbar which is reached is reached after a lovely walk up the Derwent Valley. It boasts craft shops, a café and the Bridge Inn Pub (I am sure we can be tempted to rest our weary feet here!). Whilst in Curbar we collect a stamp/sticker from All Saints Church – a simple, peaceful small church, consecrated in 1868.
We should arrive in Eyam by early afternoon and get time to explore this town (with its unique history). The time is your own when you reach Eyam. You may decide to drive home, or you may make the most of the afternoon by exploring the sites.
The National Trust’s Eyam Hall is well worth a visit, as is Eyam Museum, which, among other things, tells the story of the plague.
This is also told at St Lawrence's parish church which is in the centre of the village and is your final pilgrimage destination where you will collect your very last stamp/sticker.
You can also pick up information to take you on a plague-walk round the village. There are various cafes in the village and also the Miners’ Arms Pub.
We wave goodbye to everyone and then write a fantastic review on Facebook as to what an amazing weekend you had.
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 only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal 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.