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THE PEAKS WEEKEND

March 9, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Peak District Walking Weekend

£39.00

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.

SUMMARY

YOUR HASSLE-FREE ADVENTURE INCLUDES:

  • A guidebook is included.

    2 days hiking (see itinerary tab for mileage walked)

  • Two very friendly, welcoming, fully qualified and experienced walk leaders on the ground to guide you the way.
  • A pilgrimage guidebook where you collect stickers along the route as a memento (we are walking the first two days of this trail).
  • Medical support for minor medical needs. (All guides carry a first aid kit and are first aid qualified).

ACCOMMODATION

This trip does not include accommodation, therefore, you will need to book your own if you wish to walk on both days.

ADVENTURE GEEK WALK LEADERS WILL BE STAYING AT THE YHA IN HARTINGTON HALL

Log fires, oak panelling and plenty of original features make this 17th-century manor house perfect for weekend breaks or family getaways in Derbyshire. The hostel is in a lovely, unspoilt area of the Peak District – just right for activity breaks, walking holidays and cycling holidays.

BOOK YHA HERE. 

YOUR PERSONAL TRAVEL AGENT

Tracey Boverhoff.

If staying in a hostel is not really your thing then we are delighted to introduce your personal travel counsellor – Tracey Boverhoff.  We have worked with Tracey (qualified travel counsellor)  for both personal and business travel for the last 15  years.

If you book your accommodation with Tracey:-

  • Tracey will take the time to get to know you and tailor your accommodation to suit your budget and personal preferences.
  • Tracey holds the Gold Travel Counsellor status awarded for her hard work, dedication and high levels of customer service. This means that her clients are in safe and experienced hands.
  • Your money is safe – Every penny of your booking is completely protected by Travel Counsellors unique financial protection trust.

Contact Tracey by email: tracey.boverhoff@travelcounsellors.com

Telephone: 01273 987310

ITINERARY

What is the itinerary and how far do I need to walk?

You have booked and paid for your adventure, your rucksack is packed and your walking boots are well worn in.  You have your Peak Pilgrimage guidebook and you are ready for the off!

Travelling  – Arrival  Friday Evening

TimeItinerary
Friday evening we will drive up to Hartington.  We will meet in the YHA lounge, by the log fire where I (Julia) will give a briefing for the following day and issue your guidebooks.  I am sure that we will also enjoy a social evening before getting an early(ish) night.

 

Day 1 – Ilam to Hartington (9.5 miles)

TimeItinerary
AM7.30am Meet for a hot cooked breakfast, then time to pack up and put on your walking boots.

8.00am We will arrange to drive (or get a taxi) to Ilam (pronounced “eye-lum”) where our walk for the day starts.  Please make sure that you have enough cash for the parking for the day.

Before each walk, we will conduct a quick “warm up” and then set off in search of Dovedale!

PMWe will walk over stiles and several large fields before arriving in the dramatic valley of Dovedale.  We hop over some amazing stepping stones as we cross the river and eventually we are rewarded for our efforts with homemade ice-cream at the village of Milldale.  We collect our sticker at the smallest church you have ever seen!  We head out of Milldale and continue up a steep hill to St Peter Alstonefield.  At this point, it is essential to glance back and absorb the views.  St Peter's Church was laden with tea and biscuits for a small donation the last time we were here!  We collect another sticker from this very large church and then work our way through the village and down Gipsy Bank.  This bank is rather steep, so if you have trekking or Nordic poles with you, now is the time to use them.   We continue our walk all the way via Wolfscote Dale and follow the signs for Hartington, which is our resting place for tonight.

Stickers and stamps to collect today:

  • Ilam Church
  • Milldale Church (dinky church!)
  • Alstonefield Church
  • Hartington – St Giles Church

When we arrive in Hartington we will arrange to collect our cars (unless we took a taxi this morning).

Day 2 – Monyash to Hartington (8.5 miles)

TimeItinerary
AM7.30am Meet for a hot cooked breakfast, then time to pack up and put on your walking boots.

8.00am – Meet at the agreed meeting point for your morning briefing.  We will arrange to drive (or take a taxi) to Monyash where we will begin our walk for the day.

The walk from 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.

PMWe should be back in Hartington no later than 2.30pm.  We wave goodbye to everyone and then write a fantastic review on Facebook as to what an amazing weekend you had. 🙂

Details

Start:
March 9, 2019
End:
March 10, 2019
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Venue

YHA Hartingon Hall
HartingtonSK17 0ATUnited Kingdom
Website:
https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-hartington-hall

Organiser

Adventure Geek

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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.