There is a charge of £1 per person / per walk to help cover the cost of hosting this group on meetup and purchasing of maps and kit requried to organise and lead these walks. If you can please pay me £1 on arrival and can I please request exact money as I may not have sufficient change on me?
This is a challenging but fun walk, with beautiful views from Mam Tor and the Great Ridge. I have walked this walk several times before, actually it was my very first walk in the Peak District!
Distance: From Bedford to Hope - 132 miles and drive time approx 2 hours and 30 mins
Early Birds: Meet at The Old Hall Hotel 09:45 (ish) - They have a very nice tea room and it is walker friendly! Entrance to the cafe is via The Old Hall Hotel car park, apart from a nice hot drink and maybe a bacon sandwich, this is also your opportunity to use their toilet facilities before we start our walk! Please do not leave your vehicle in their car park, this car park reserved for hotel guests and for those using the tea room.
Walk Starts: OS: SK[masked] (10:30am outside Hope Primary School, Eccles Close, Hope, Derbyshire)
Parking: Street parking available on Edale Road and parts of Eccles Close. My plan is to park up here, and then walk around to The Old Hall Hotel
Distance: 8.5 miles circular walk
Time: 5 to 6 hours (includes stoppage times)
Total Ascent: 505 metres
Hazards: A few quite roads to negotiate
Toilets: The Old Hall Hotel in Hope & in Castleton, if toilet break required in Castleton then probably have to pop into one of the local pubs and purchase a packet crisps as a thank you?! When our walk finishes, we can go for a nice cold or hot drink in The Old Hall Hotel?!
Provisions: Bring a packed lunch, energy bars, snacks and water (plenty of water)
Car Share: Please advise whether you require or can offer? Mobile numbers should be exchanged between driver & passengers and car share costs at driver's discretion.
For more information: http://www.walkingenglishman.com/peakdistrict04.htm
Accomodation: For those wishing to travel up the night before, or perhaps wanting to make a long weekend of it? Well you have so many places to choose from on the internet and I thought I would provide you with the following link to get you started?
The Old Hall Hotel http://www.oldhallhotelhope.com/oldhallhope/index.html
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Climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
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