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Peak District (North Peaks) Hiking Weekend 27-29 March 2020

March 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - March 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Hi Everyone: We hope to see you on the trail, or up the mountain as soon as we all can. In the meantime: It’s up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19. Everyone, including young and healthy people, should avoid large gatherings during this time. Stay up-to-date with public health guidelines from nhs.uk.
We will start trips again as soon as it is safe to do so for everyone …. look out for new events perhaps later in the summer.
Stay safe and take care
Kind Regards
London Adventure Group

Organiser:  Richie
Where:  YHA Hartington Hall, Hartington, Derbyshire, SK17 0AT
When:  27-29 March 2020 (Fri-Sun)
Cost:  £119.00 – £129.00 (includes 2 nights’ accommodation and guided walks)


For this weekend we are visiting the Peak District National Park (North Peaks).  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 (please indicate this as a requirement when booking your ticket).  You are welcome to make your own way to the accommodation if you prefer.  We have booked accommodation in YHA Hartington Hall in a lovely, unspoilt area of the Peak District – ideally located for our hikes over the weekend – it stands out with its log fires, oak panelling and plenty of original features making this 17th century manor house perfect for weekend breaks in Derbyshire.  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 short drive from our accommodation to Hathersage where we will park up and start the walk.  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 we can visit 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

Chrome Hil - Parkhouse - Dragons Back

Chrome Hill – Parkhouse – Dragons Back

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.




YHA Hartington Hall
Hall Bank, Hartington
Buxton, SK17 0AT United Kingdom
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