HOPE PILGRIMAGE 2022
£205.00 – £245.00
The Hope Pilgrimage Trail has been designed by the same people who created the Peak Pilgrimage, but the route is significantly harder. There are some considerable ascents, rough ground, indistinct paths and long lengths between oases of civilisation. The rewards, of course, in terms of terrain, views, wonder and the sense of achievement are correspondingly greater. If you are reasonably fit then you will love this trail. Check out the itinerary on the tabs to see the challenges that you will face on this trail.
WALKING DATES: 2nd – 4th June 2022.
Note: accommodation is three nights from 1st – 3rd June 2022.
- Optional accommodation (or book your own)
- An experienced guide on the ground.
- Private shuttle service back and forth to the trailhead.
- The Hope Journey – Pilgrim passport and guidebook (collect stickers along the trail from the churches)
- A fitness plan, plus organised training hikes (access to the Orange Club) to get you ready for your challenge.
GET OUTSIDE AND GET INSPIRED, GO TAKE A HIKE!
Find out more by clicking the tabs below the photos.
The Hope Journey is a straightforward hill walk accessible to most people, but it's a more up and down challenge than its older sister, the Peak Pilgrimage Trail. It should appeal both to those who want to experience going on a pilgrimage and to those who simply fancy a wonderful ramble in the hills.
Hillwalking is exercise for the body, but also therapy for the soul. It reduces stress levels and improves sleep quality.
On this trail, we start at the most popular point of setting off for a walk in the whole country, Edale (at the foot of Kinder Scout in the Peak District). The trail includes peaks such as Mam Tor, Win Hill, Strange Pole, Higger Tor and finishes at Eyam (where the famous plague ended). We will walk through scenic places such as Castleton, Hope Valley, Bradwell, and Hathersage. If you like a challenge, then this is the trail for you.
- A confident, friendly and qualified walk leader who has completed this trail previously.
- A Hope Pilgrimage Passport and Guidebook (collect stickers from churches along the route).
- Daily transport back and forth from Edale.
- Option to join our additional training hikes (Orange club)
- Packing list
- Daily information sheets
- Access to the WhatsApp Group for this trail.
- Accommodation at YHA Edale (if you selected this option)
Your package will not include:
- Any meals – breakfast and evening meals will be an additional cost
- You can order a packed lunch from the hostel for an additional charge
- Please make your own way to Edale (car sharing can be organised directly through the WhatsApp Group).
This trail is quite challenging and we ask that you are physically fit before embarking on this particular trail due to the climbs involved. Ideally, we recommend joining a few of the AG training hikes so that you can get to know your fellow hikers before the event, and also get some hill training into the mix at the same time.
TO PREPARE YOU FOR THIS HIKE, WE ALSO INCLUDE:-
- A training plan (optional)
- A kit list
- A preparation evening, so everyone can meet everyone beforehand, and Julia will talk through things such as health and safety, the terrain, what to expect, transport arrangements.
- You will also be invited to join the WhatsApp or Facebook Group so we can share photos and use this as a communication channel.
|Accommodation will be booked from 31st May 2022, checking out on 3rd June 2022.
If you would like to stay the extra day then just let us know when booking.
|Day 1 – 2nd June||Day 2 – 3rd June||Day 3 – 4th June|
|Edale to Yorkshire Bridge Inn||Yorkshire Bridge Inn to Hathersage||Hathersage to Eyam|
|Distance 12.7 miles||Distance 10.5 miles||Distance: 6.2 miles|
DAY 1 – Edale to Yorkshire Bridge Inn
This is not only the longest day of the whole trail, but it is also the most difficult when it comes to the terrain. We walk along The Great Ridge and encompass Mam Tor, known as the “Shivering Mountain”. The summit is 517 metres and is one of the top ten views in the country (according to Simon Jenkins). From here you can see Dark Peak and the gritstone landscape of Kinder Scout with Stanage Edge to the east. We visit Castleton, Bamford, Cememnt Works, Bradwell Church (which is stunning) and Navio. We continue through Hope Valley and stop in the village of Hope before making our way up to Win Hill. We descend into Ladybower before arriving at our final destination for the day, The Yorkshire Bridge Inn.
Day 2- Yorkshire Bridge Inn to Hathersage
Our private shuttle bus will collect us around 8.30am and take us to Yorkshire Bridge Inn where today's journey begins. Within a few miles we will stop at the picturesque church of Bamford then continue on to Green's House. We have lots of ups and downs on today's walk, which includes peaks of Strange Pole and Higger Tor. Be prepared to be stunned by the sudden appearance of an awesomely wild and wonderful view of the great, grim, grey grit of Strange Edge and the marvellously picturesque green called over which it broods. We will probably see climbers festooned in ropes and tackle on today's trail. We make the final descent into Hathersage and collect our final sticker for today before being collected by our transport company and returned to Edale.
Day 3 – Hathersage to Eyam
Our shortest day and just over 6 miles. We visit David Mellor's Cutlery Factory, Stoke Ford, Sir William Hill and finish at the small town of Eyam. If you are up for it, there is a public outdoor swimming pool. The distinctive feature of this pool is that it is open air. Roofs, walls and central heating are for southern softies! We will visit the splendour of the strange-looking roundhouse known as Sheffield Cutlery Centre, which also has a cafe and showcases the ancient tradition of cutlery making. We then enjoy a lush green track, go over bridges and streams before our final climb into Eyam.
NEED TO KNOW
Adventure Geek Walks are open to anyone over the age of 10. However, anyone under 16 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 fend for yourself.
I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.
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.
- Deposits of this event are non-refundable.
- If you cancel within 10 days of the event then no refunds are available.