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Peak District Weekend

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Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2014 and Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October 2014

 

IIn 2014 for the first time we are delighted to be offering walking weekends in the Peak District. The walking weekends will be available on the 11th & 12th of May and the 4th & 5th of October. Full day guided walks will be provided on the Saturday and Sunday at a cost of £80pp. You will be in a small group of no more than six people and be with an experienced guide. if you need accommodation, you are able to choose and book this yourself direct with the hotel, B&B or hostel that you select. We can provide information and advice on all accommodation. The walks will be provided by Cath Lee who is an experienced guided and who will provide a wealth of information on the area.

 

Walking Itinerary

 

SATURDAY - THE GREAT RIDGE

From the picturesque Peak District village of Castleton, we walk slowly up the hillside to the summit of Mam Tor to see evidence of a Bronze Age hill fort and to learn why the hill these days in known as 'the shivering mountain'.  After a short rest we continue along the range of hills known as The Great Ridge.  These are gently rounded hills with a good path along the top and the views are amazing!  On a clear day you can see for miles down the Hope Valley on one side and on the other side across the Vale Of Edale to Kinder Scout, highest mountain in the Peak District.  Upon reaching Lose Hill we descend into the village of Hope with the option of calling into a nice little café for a cup of tea and maybe a home-made cake before returning to Castleton on paths through fields.  The walk is about 9 miles with approx. 490 metres of ascent.

 

SUNDAY - DERWENT EDGE & LADYBOWER RESERVOIR

We take a short drive from Castleton (about 7 miles) to Ashopton Viaduct to start our walk on Derwent Edge - one of the stunning gritstone edges that the Dark Peak area of the Peak District is famous for.  We will see fascinating gritstone rock formations, heather covered moorland stretching away into the distance, and if it is clear, wonderful views over Ladybower Reservoir and the hills beyond.  We descend at the northern end of the reservoir and after a stop at the Fairholmes Visitor Centre maybe for a cup of tea at the kiosk there, we have a leisurely stroll back along the banks of the beautiful reservoir.  The walk is about 9 miles with approx. 350 metres of ascent.

 

Please note that for each of these Peak District guided walking weekends to go ahead, we require a minimum of 3 people to book. Please therefore check with us before booking your accommodation. Email us at info@navigatenorthumberland.co.uk or call 07885717750 for more information or to book your place.

The Great Ridge 3 View from Derwent Edge Derwent Edge Back Tor on The Great Ridge