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Peak District Hiking Weekend 1-3 March 2019

March 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - March 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


Organiser – Richie
Where – YHA Hartington Hall, Hartington, Derbyshire, SK17 0AT
When – 1st-3rd March 2019 (Fri-Sun)
Cost – £119.00 (includes 2 nights accommodation and guided walks)


For this weekend we are visiting the Peak District National Park (Dark Peak).  We will depart on Friday after work and make our way to the Peak District (car sharing will be available for those that need it and options will be announced nearer the time).  Our accommodation is YHA Hartington Hall, ideally located for our hikes over the weekend – it stands out with its log fires, oak paneling and plenty of original features making this 17th century manor house perfect for weekend breaks in Derbyshire. The hostel is in a lovely, unspoilt area of the Peak District – just right for activity breaks and it is all we need for a great stay.  Bedding is provided and there are showers and toilets, large dining room, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a lounge plus a drying room.  If you are self-catering, you will need to bring your own food for breakfasts, dinners and packed lunches.

Hartington Hall

On Saturday our walk is a Peak District classic: Stanage Edge.  It’s a 35 minute drive from our accommodation to Hathersage where the walk starts from. A 16mile (26km) route will see us pass North Lees, visited by Charlotte Bronte and featured in Jane Eyre.  We then head to Stanage Edge, and if we look closely we can see abandoned millstones. Stanage Edge is popular with climbers and sometimes paragliders too.  The ridge offers some spectacular views, particularly from High Neb.  We then head to Stanage Pole then down around Redmires Reservoirs.  On the homeward route we head up to Burbage Moor, then Higger Tor before returning to Hathersage where there will be time for a visit to the tea shop or to one of the quality outdoor shops in the village.  We will then have time for a hot shower back at the accommodation and then most of the group are likely to eat their evening meal at a local pub which will be booked nearer the time – or you can self-cater at the hostel.

Carlwark Fort from Higger Tor

On Sunday we will drive 15 minutes to Longnor where our 9mile (14km) walk starts in the village square.  Our route provides extensive views of the Dove Valley and includes the peaks of Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill.  We should be back at the vehicles in Longnor by 3pm and so you can expect to be back in London by about 7:30pm.

Chrome Hil – Parkhouse – Dragons Back


March 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
March 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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YHA Hartington Hall
Hall Bank, Hartington
Buxton, SK17 0AT United Kingdom
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