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Peak District Walking Weekend


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.



  • 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).


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


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.



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


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

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)

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)

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. 🙂