Hope Valley- Cozy Peak District Weekend Away
Enjoy a weekend break in the lonely moors of the Peak District, the UK’s first area to be declared a National Park. Welcome signs of early spring on the high moorlands, looking out for hares and perhaps spying nesting kestrels on the tors, with the bleats of newly born lambs ringing over the hillsides. This is an area of heathered hillsides, boggy tracks and rocky outcrops, with timeless picturesque villages and farmhouses tucked into the valleys.
We have exclusive hire of 41 bed YHA Hathersage, in the village of Hathersage in Derbyshire. The hostel has dozens of walks from the front door, making it an ideal place to explore the Hope Valley on foot. We’ll take advantage of our primo location and the frequent train service to usher us to different spots along the valley. All of our hikes are weather-dependent, so the exact place and length of our hikes may change based on conditions. Be prepared to hike between 10-14 miles each day.
Hathersage has a train station and is only 20 minutes from Sheffield. I will send out a notification 12 weeks prior, once tickets are released. If you choose to take the train, plan on spending about £70 for a return from London if you book in advance.
There is also a small car park at the hostel if you choose to drive.
Covid guidelines are constantly changing and we will keep on top of any changes we need to make based on government recommendations.
FRIDAY- arrive at YHA Hathersage anytime after 4pm. Free evening to explore the village.
SATURDAY- Hike. After breakfast, we will hike the Edge – this route leads through some outstandingly beautiful scenery and passes along the cliffs of the Stanage Edge as well as over the distinctive Higger Tor and the ancient iron-age hill fort of Carl Wark on Burbage Moor and down the spectacular wooded Padley Gorge. 12 miles.
SUNDAY- Hike. TBD
COST: £225 pp
INCLUDES: 2 nights stay in hostel, breakfast and packed lunch each day, 3 days of guided hikes.
NOT INCLUDED: Transportation and Dinner each night. There are plenty of shops and pubs in Hathersage- when the time is near, we can see about making smaller group bookings if need be. What to bring: Mask and hand sanitiser. Hiking kit including full waterproofs. The Peak District is notorious for its boggy ground. Proper hiking boots, gaiters, warm hat and gloves and a few changes of socks are required. A more comprehensive kit list will be provided before the event.
Hope Valley, GB