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Peak District Hiking Weekend (incl Kinder Scout) 26-28 April 2019
April 26 @ 6:00 pm - April 28 @ 7:00 pm£129.00
Organiser – Richie
Where – YHA Hathersage, Castleton Road, Hope Valley, Hathersage, Derbyshire, S32 1EH
When – 26-28 April 2019 (Fri-Sun)
Cost – £129.00 (includes 2 nights’ accommodation, YHA Supper Club Meal on Saturday evening and the guided walks)
For this weekend we are visiting the Peak District National Park. We will depart after work on Friday 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 Hathersage, which is ideally located for our hikes over the weekend. The hostel is in a lovely, bustling Derbyshire village – 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.
On Saturday after breakfast we have a short 20min drive to Edale car park. Our walk is a National Classic: Kinder Scout – the highest point in the Peak District (636m). It was featured on the BBC programme – Seven Natural Wonders and the plateau was also the location of the famous Mass Trespass (1932). Our 14mile (23km) route will start at Edale and take us west to follow the Pennine Way – our route then heads up Jacobs Ladder and leads us up to the Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve – we continue north over the plateau to pass Kinder Downfall (30m water fall) – circumnavigating around The Edge and Seat Edge before completing the plateau and then heading back via the descent by Grindsbrook Booth. After the walk we will return to the accommodation for showers, before our evening meal which is a YHA Supper Club Meal (vegetarian option is available). Self-catering is also available for those who prefer this option.
On Sunday after breakfast we will walk from the front door of our accommodation to this Peak District classic: Stanage Edge. A 9mile (14km) route will see us pass North Lees, visited by Charlotte Bronte and featured in Jane Eyre. We then head to Stanage Edge, which is popular with hikers, climbers and sometimes paragliders too. The ridge offers some spectacular views, particularly from High Neb. We then head to Burbage Moor, then Higger Tor before returning to Hathersage where there will be time for a tea shop or visit to one of the quality outdoor shops in the village. We should be back at the vehicles by 3pm and so you can expect to be back in London by about 7pm.