October 22nd 2022

A majestic sunrise walk in the most stunning area of the peak district.

  • 7.2 mile hike, but very challenging.
  • Please do not register for this walk if you have a fear of heights.
  • Bring a hot flask of coffee/tea/chocolate and a sit mat to enjoy watching the sunrise over the hills.


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In a rare quiet corner of the Peak District, some determined walking is rewarded by memorable views from a line of engaging, modest hills where the White and Dark Peaks meet.

A quirk of geology has produced a strand of sharp limestone hills which erupt like a string of vertiginous miniature mountains that look exactly like a dragon back. From the hay meadows and soft pastures of the higher Dove Valley near Buxton. They’ve often cited as the only true peaks in the Peak District; a somewhat spurious appellation but their striking appearance does set them apart from most other White Peak tops. This testing, the exhilarating walk includes seven short, very steep climbs to/of the summits.

If there is one place to watch the sunrise over the hills, then the Dragons Back Trail is a must!

Accommodation is not included in this weekend adventure, however, the AG Crew will be staying at the YHA Ravenstor which is a few miles from the starting location. 

Set in 70 acres of stunning grounds, YHA Ravenstor towers above the River Wye, in the Peak District. This National Trust Property offers affordable accommodation, self-catering facilities and home-cooked food.

More details can be found here:  https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-ravenstor

WALKERS BRIEFING: An early 6.15 am starting as we complete the walkers briefing.  We will provide a full kit list of things to bring with you. 

WALK STARTS: 6.30 am – and we are off! 

Note: more details to be supplied, including a video of the trail once the risk assessment has been completed. 

The planned route is 7.2 miles long, but please do not mistake this for an easy walk.  It is rather challenging and has some very steep ups and downs!  (Known in the industry as PUDS, pointless ups and downs). 

This is not a walk for those of you who have a serious fear of heights as the walk up Parkhouse is very “scrambly” and is quite technical. 

The plan is to watch the sunrise over Chrome Hill (known as Dragons back). 

The terrain is a mix of open countryside, fields, some road walking, tracks and lots of climbing.  

You will need to be prepared for all weathers, and a hot flask and a sit mat would be an essential kit item as we take in the amazing sunrise. 

Once the deposit has been paid then you will be invited to join the AG Trip planner which has much more detail for this trip, including a chat area for those on the event to organise transport / car sharing etc.

Age Limit 

Adventure Geek Walks are open to anyone over the age of 10. However, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Food & Drink

Please note we do not supply any food or drinks for this day walk, you will need to bring your own packed lunch etc.  There is a breakfast available if you decide to stay at Norden Camp Site of hot bacon rolls, coffee and tea.


Our furry friends are welcome on this trip.


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.