What we're about

Do you love the Great Outdoors?

Do you love adventure?

Do you love to have fun and make friends with like minded people?

Do you love to enjoy the pleasure of nature?

Do you love walking both in the UK and Europe

Well this is the perfect group for you

With lots of walks, tours, weekends away, challenges and so much more

You can simply join as a basic member for FREE or Upgrade once joined to our Premier Paid Membership.

This includes:

REGULAR FREE WALKS

10% Discount on Tours*

Invitation to our Premier Challenge Events & Weekends

Access to our Private Face Book Page

Podcasts and Zoom Walking & Travel Events

We are an environmentally friendly walking club who care about the countryside.

Welcome

Diane Carter

Walking Club Leader & Tour Organiser

British Mountaineering Council Member C681670

Member Mountain Leader Association

*Some events and walks may be subject to an organisation/administration fee

Upcoming events (4+)

Premier Challenge 🌟🌟 Peak Forest Millers Dale 12 Miles

Devonshire Arms

This is a challenging but exciting walk and thank you to Diana for leading it

It has been awarded 2 Premier Stars so be warned 🌟🌟

We start from Peak Forest and pick up the Limestone Way to Weston, continue on the Pennine Bridleway to Monks Dale Farm, cross the stream on stepping stones (lots of fun), to have lunch with snack bar (may not be open) and toilets in Miller's Dale.

We continue to Chee Dale, Wormhill, a lovely bridleway descent to Peter Dale, Hay Dale, Dam Dale and back to Peak Forest.

12 miles max but a number of stiles

Rough underfoot at times, fields, woodland, stiles, some steep hills, lovely countryside.

Sorry no dogs

9.45 congregate for 10 am prompt start, aim to finish 3.30 pm approx with a nice visit to the Devonshire Arms.

FOC parking on Church Lane, Peak Forest, Buxton grid ref. SK114793.

Take A 623 from Sparrowpit direction and at junction before the Devonshire Arms pub (SK17 8EJ) turn left on to Church Lane.

Hiking boots, fleece, waterproofs, plenty of water, snacks and packed lunch. No jeans or trainers please

Important Due to Covid 19 still being in the population and highly contagious, all walks are undertaken with current government guidelines.
1. Please do not go to a walk if you are feeling unwell or have any Covid symptoms. Or if you have been in contact with someone who has the virus.
2. Bring your own picnics and please avoid food sharing.
3. Please bring along hand sanitiser that is a minimum of 60% alcohol (compulsory)
4. If you become unwell with Covid within 7 days after the walk, please inform myself – this is essential for contact tracing reasons.

NOTE; Non paid members are welcome as a first time guest but please ensure you are comfortable with the fitness requirements. Please feel free to contact me.

Diane Carter

Meet UP Atlas Discovery Walking Club Leader & Tour Organiser
British Mountaineering Council Member C681670
Member Mountain Leader Association
REC L4 Expedition First Aid
Tel:[masked]
www.theatlas-discovery.com
[masked]

Atlas Discovery promote respect for wildlife and consideration for countryside dwellers and farmers. Small groups have less impact on the environment, foster friendship and close contact with the natural world. Plus limited numbers are safer in the light that Covid is still in the country and highly contagious. For these reasons we will be limiting our walking groups to 15 people as we are allowed to do so under new Covid relaxation

All our walks are recced and risk assessed for your safety

Disclaimer: By coming on the walk you are stating you are fit and able to do so. Please inform the Walk Leader prior to the walk of any medical issues/allergies and any health requirements you may carry on the walk such as Asthma Inhalers, EpiPens etc for your own safety

The Roaches Ridge with a Visit to the Secret Bawdstone

Roaches Tea Rooms & Restaurant

PREMIER CHALLENGE 1 STAR AWARD

FREE WALK FOR PREMIER MEMBERS. Join us as a guest for free prior to joining our great club!

Every season brings a new feel to nature at the Roaches and our early Spring visit will reveal the freshness of a new year!!

We start at the Tea Shop heading up the steep Hen Cloud if you dare!

Over the top of the Roaches Rocks with awesome views to Manchester and even Wales on a clear day. We take a seat on the Queen's Throne; a great photo opportunity then head to the eerie Doxy Pool prior to descending to Roach End.

On our route we will be visiting the secretative Bawdstone and enjoy a picnic by The Triangle!

"The Bawdstone stands between Hen Cloud and The Roaches. It is one of many stones around the Peak District that have magical powers, and its curative properties can be compared with those of the Pots and Pans on Saddleworth Moor. Sick people used to crawl under the Bawdstone to be cured; the narrow gap would push the Devil off their backs. Indeed, you might be cured of your ills merely by touching the stone. It was once whitewashed on Beltane (1st May), and until well into the 20th century it was the site of a regular pilgrimage from Leek."

I am told the belief in its healing powers is related to the amount of quartz that the stone contains!

Approx 6 hours walking plus time for picnic and short stops.

Lots of photo opportunities

Quite strenuous and steady pace.

Walk is approx 8 miles and requires a good walking stamina due to ascents. Top of Roaches approx. 505 metres.

Walk start at 10.00 for prompt 10.15 departure

Parking in verges opposite tea shop or use farmer's field. Please do not park where there are no verges or you may get a ticket.

Good walking boots/shoes required and sticks may be handy.

Waterproofs essential as weather can vary. It will be very cold on top so layers are essential. Hat and gloves!

2 litres water and hearty picnic

Due to Covid 19 still being in the population and highly contagious, all walks are undertaken with current government guidelines.
1. Please do not go to a walk if you are feeling unwell or have any coronavirus symptoms. Or if you have been in contact with someone who has the virus or are contacted through Track and Trace
2. Bring your own picnics and please avoid food sharing.
3. Please bring along hand sanitiser that is a minimum of 60% alcohol (compulsory)
4. you become unwell with Coronavirus within 7 days after the walk, or are contacted by Track and Trace please inform myself– this is essential for contact tracing reasons.

Thanks Diane Carter Meet UP Atlas Discovery Walking Club Organiser

NOTE; Non paid members are welcome as a first time guest but please ensure you are comfortable with the fitness requirements. Please feel free to contact me.

Meet UP Atlas Discovery Walking Club Leader & Tour Organiser
British Mountaineering Council Member C681670
Member Mountain Leader Association
REC L4 Expedition First Aid
Tel:[masked]
www.theatlas-discovery.com
[masked]

Atlas Discovery promote respect for wildlife and consideration for countryside dwellers and farmers. Small groups have less impact on the environment, foster friendship and close contact with the natural world. Plus limited numbers are safer in the light that Covid is still in the country and highly contagious. For these reasons we will be limiting our walking groups to 15 people as we are allowed to do so under new Covid relaxation

All our walks are recced and risk assessed for your safety

Disclaimer: By coming on the walk you are stating you are fit and able to do so. Please inform the Walk Leader prior to the walk of any medical issues/allergies and any health requirements you may carry on the walk such as Asthma Inhalers, EpiPens etc for your own safety.

The 🐇 WHITE MOUNTAIN HARES OF DERWENT 🐇

Cutthroat Bridge Car Park

Delightful Approximately 12 mile walk from Cutthroat Bridge, climbing up towards Derwent Edge where we are aiming to catch sight of the elusive and very beautiful mountain Hare.

Their coats turn white during the winter months which makes them easy to spot in heather moorland (unless we have a covering of snow!). Late winter is their breeding season so hopefully we can see them out and about. However, sightings are not guaranteed – hares have their own agenda – but most times we see some! Plus lapwings and curlews will also be nesting in the heather.

The route: Initially demanding and good walking boots and gaiters as some of the route takes us across wet peaty heather high moorland but worth it for the nature sightings!

On route places of interest include the amazing rock formations of the Wheel Stones, Dove Stone, Cakes of Bread and Lost Lad. The return walk through woodland paths follows Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs.

Essentials: Supportive walking boots, waterproofs, warm clothing as we will need time to locate the hares, walking poles would be useful. Packed lunch, snacks, water/hot drinks.

No jeans please

Important: Don’t forget to bring your camera, binoculars etc.

MOBILE PHONES MUST BE ON SILENT PLEASE

Due to Covid 19 still being in the population and highly contagious, all walks are undertaken with current government guidelines.
1. Please do not go to a walk if you are feeling unwell or have any coronavirus symptoms. Or if you have been in contact with someone who has the virus.
2. Bring your own picnics and please avoid food sharing.
3. Please bring along hand sanitiser that is a minimum of 60% alcohol (compulsory)
4. If you become unwell with Coronavirus within 7 days after the walk, or are contacted by Track and Trace please inform myself – this is essential for contact tracing reasons.

Limited numbers due to hare spotting opportunities
I am trying to place as many people on walks as possible so if you are unable to attend please remove your RSVP and contact myself

FREE TO PAID PREMIER MEMBERS

Come along as a first time guest for free!

Disclaimer By joining our walks you are stating you are fit and healthy enough to participate. If in any doubt related to the route contact myself. If you have any medical issues, take medication or carry any medical essential such as an inhaler or EpiPen it is essential you let the walk leader know for your own safety.

All our walks endeavour to support the environment so please stick to pathways and trails. Also please take all litter home including fruit peels and cores.

All Atlas Walks are recced and risk assessed for your safety.

Diane Carter
Atlas Discovery Walking Club Leader & Tour Organiser
British Mountaineering Council Member C681670
Member Mountain Leader Association
REC L4 Expedition First Aid
Tel:[masked]
www.theatlas-discovery.com
[masked]

PREMIER CHALLENGE🌟Stanage Edge and Higger Tor from Hathersage

Oddfellows Road

Premier Challenging Walk 1 Star- 15 Places Book Now

This walk is really exciting with great ascents, awesome views and stretches of rock formations

I've been waiting for more daylight hours to share this walk with you.

This walk will be approx. 9 miles with 950 feet of ascent so it is strenuous but we will enjoy a good pace. We walk through countryside trails then ascend up to Stanage Edge with its highest point of 458 metres. A medieval packhorse route stretches along the route with paved sections. Awesome views over the Peak District.

Our lunch stop is Robin Hood Cave that is hidden away here in the cliff face. It’s a mysterious cave that has been named after the notorious outlaw but has seen human settlers for well over a millennia!

This cave is a bit of a hidden gem and not easy to find or to climb into, so 'stay close to me'!

We then continue onto to Higger Tor prior to descent into Hathersage. Higger Tor or Higgar Tor is a gritstone tor in the Dark Peak, in the north of the Peak District National Park in England. It overlooks the Burbage Valley and the Iron Age hill fort of Carl Wark to the southeast with an elevation of 434 metres.

Hathersage is a wonderful walking haven but it has has one special attraction all of its own however: it features heavily in Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Jane Eyre‘ and Charlotte spent many years there.

"The leading family in the Hathersage area at that time was the Eyre family. In the church, Charlotte would have seen the Eyre memorial, and in the graveyard she would have found the Eyre graves, including one for a Jane Eyre herself.

Also of interest to Brontë lovers in Hathersage is the George Hotel, as it too features as the George Inn in Jane Eyre, the coaching inn employed by Jane and the stop at which Charlotte Brontë would have alighted on her visits to the village.

Hathersage’s church has become famous for its Eyre and Brontë connections, but it also has another remarkable claim to fame. At the foot of its churchyard is a very long grave, which is always beautifully kept. This, so legend states, is the final resting place of Little John, the faithful lieutenant of Robin Hood. Robin Hood is closely connected with the area, and is often claimed to be from Loxley, to the north of Hathersage near the city of Sheffield."

We will be visiting the grave on our return to Hathersage.

We start from Hathersage car park on Oddfellows Rd opposite the swimming pool. This is a pay and display car park and I think is cash but bring a card in case. Approx £5.

Please be ready to go prompt at 10 am please.

Please bring a hearty packed lunch and plenty of water/fluids.
Waterproofs and warm clothes due to high ascents and weather changes.

Good walking boots and sticks may be useful for descents.

Due to Covid - 19 still being in the population and highly contagious, all walks are undertaken with current government guidelines.

1. Please do not go to a walk if you are feeling unwell or have any covid- symptoms. Or if you have been in contact with someone who has the virus unless you have done a PCR test.
2. Bring your own picnics and please avoid food sharing.
3. Please bring along hand sanitiser that is a minimum of 60% alcohol (compulsory)
4. If you become unwell with Covid-19 within 7 days after the walk, please inform myself – this is essential for contact tracing reasons.

I am trying to place as many members on walks as possible so please if you RSVP and cannot come remove your RSVP and let me know on[masked] so another person can have your place.

Atlas Discovery promote respect for wildlife and consideration for countryside dwellers and farmers. Small groups have less impact on the environment, foster friendship and close contact with the natural world. Plus limited numbers are safer in the light that Covid is still in the country and highly contagious. For these reasons we will be limiting our walking groups to 15 people as we are allowed to do so under new Covid relaxation

All our walks are recced and risk assessed for your safety

Disclaimer: By coming on the walk you are stating you are fit and able to do so. Please inform the Walk Leader prior to the walk of any medical issues/allergies and any health requirements you may carry on the walk such as Asthma Inhalers, EpiPens etc for your own safety

Thanks Diane
Diane Carter
Atlas Discovery Walking Club Leader & Tour Organiser
British Mountaineering Council Member C681670
Member Mountain Leader Association
REC L4 Expedition First Aid
Tel:[masked]
www.theatlas-discovery.com
[masked]

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