Peak District Walk - Win Hill from Hope

After the Clumber Park walk today, I'd like to keep a monthly countryside walk going. We used to do these in the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales before this group existed.

Because some of us are out of practice (me!) I'd propose a fairly easy-ish Peak District walk to start with a cafe involved somehow!

As a first warm up route, Hope to Win Hill was suggested and seems to meet the criteria.

6 miles long with 320 metres of total ascent over the route.

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  • Tom G.

    Very enjoyable, really lucky with the weather

    November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Dave, i'm going to wimp out of this. I think it will be just toooooo cold. Hope to attend another one though

    November 9, 2013

  • Rick H.

    I think me and Julie are going to have to wuss out, would normally be really up for it but been too hectic last week and could do with a day or two vegetating this weekend :-/

    November 8, 2013

  • Dave W.

    Well this is tomorrow! If you're coming just make sure you know what you're letting yourself in for. Weather forecast looks to have top temperatures of 3 or 4 degrees celsius. There is a little wind too which might make it feel a bit colder.
    The route is 6 miles long and has 320 metres of ascent over the entire route. Much of that ascent is spread over the first half of the walk so it's not a steep ascent, but it is a slow constant climb.
    We're not in a rush though so we can go as fast or slow as everyone is comfortable with.
    Rain looks to be forecast in the afternoon so all in all, make sure you're happy with what you're wearing to keep you warm and dry.

    1 · November 8, 2013

    • Chris N.

      Dave, I'm gonna have to miss this one, wifes not well, I hope to make the next one though. Have a good day.

      November 8, 2013

  • Craig C.

    Wrap up warm everybody, last Sunday we had snow up on kinder scout :-((

    November 8, 2013

  • Graeme P.

    Sorry to say I'm going to miss this one now. I really love Win Hill and I'm sure you'll all have a great walk. Enjoy :-)

    November 8, 2013

  • Dave W.

    I've updated the description with details of the Win Hill route - 6 miles, 320 metres of total ascent and probably the most gentle way up there from Hope.

    Food wise, if we start in Hope, the Woodbine Cafe is there so we could have a drink/breakfast before starting - although that might be the kiss of death trying to motivate anyone to leave! There is also the Hope Chest Deli where you can stock up on goodies to eat during a break on the walk - their stuff is LOVELY! When we get back at the end of the walk, there are a few walker friendly pubs who do lovely food - so that's an option too. Because we want to keep a walk like this going monthly, we can use the message board on here for future ideas - or, on these walks discuss where we'd like to go next.

    October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mam tor over the ridge to loose hill is nice also. Is win hill very steep?

    1 · October 13, 2013

    • Dave W.

      I've just been looking in more detail. I've done a lot of these in the past but currently out of practice. The ridge from Mam Tor to Lose Hill is great - but it's some effort to get up there in the first place. I think as a future walk we could do Edale to Mam Tor to Lose Hill to Hope and get the train back to the start.

      Win Hill has multiple routes up. The route from the Ladybower Reservoir side is quite steep but the route up from Hope village is quite a slow ascent so probably a good introductory walk of this type. The Win Hill route is 6 miles with 320 metres of ascent in total over the entire route. The summit is 3.5Km after the start so it's not steep overall.

      October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lathkilldale and wolfscotedale are very nice. I'm also out of practise with walking. Cafe sounds nice but minus the bacon butty, i'm vegetarian/vegan. LOL.

    October 13, 2013

  • Graeme P.

    Great stuff! Win Hill is a smashing little walk...one of my favourites! :-)

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Chris N.

    As Jon says a mid way butty to recharge sounds good. Whinstone Lee Tor sounds good not been there but happy with any place :-)

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Jon B.

    Also out of practice, so yeah something not too serious, and with bacon half way sounds good to me.

    1 · October 13, 2013

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