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Peak District National Park - July
The Peak District National Park has stunning, raw beauty, dramatic and rugged landscapes and natural charm along with picture postcard stone villages have resulted in the Peak District becoming the first designated National Park in the UK and also the second most visited National Park in the world. Only have 4 free places for Saturday and Sunday (only 1 walk per member). I am taking a non free group from London for a 2 day event all logistics such as transportation, accommodation, meals will be organised. So if you just wish to attend the free 1 day event or want to know more about the non free 2 day event, just email me on [masked]. We're going to walk the best known and arguably the greatest hikes in the Peak District: Kinder Scout and the Edale Skyline, Great Ridge and Mam Tor & Stanage Edge. Michael will select 1 of the follow classic walks for the free event and 2 for these walks for the non free event. Hike 1: Kinder Scout and the Edale Skyline Distance: 10.5 miles (17 km) Rating: Medium/tough, some hills, a good level of fitness required. Some climbing over boulders required Ascent: 450m We shall follow a dramatic route up on to the Kinder Scout plateau, following a stream up a narrow winding valley high onto the plateau. It's then across the plateau and past Kinder Downfall - the highest waterfall in the Peak District before following the Pennine Way along a very scenic route. At 636 metres Kinder Scout is not just the highest point in the Peak District, but the highest point in the East Midlands. It is topped with a moorland plateau that offers some wonderful views. Hike 2: Mam Tor and Great Ridge Distance: 8.5/9 miles (14km) Rating: Medium/Tough Ascent: 500m This classic Peak District walk is an absolute gem and has some great attractions: Walk the breathtaking ridge walk along "Great Ridge" with far reaching views Pass nearby the ruins of Peveril Castle, perched high on a rocky outcrop Visit Mam Tor - a hill on the move (about 25cm per year) and from which landslips have both made a number of smaller hills and also forced the closure of the road going through this valley. Hike 3: Stanage Edge Distance: 9 miles (15.5km) Rating: Moderate, a couple of hills, nothing too tough Ascent: 380m Stanage Edge is an iconic walk. A popular place with climbers and walkers alike, you can see Derbyshire on one side and Yorkshire on the other. We shall pass the 16th century castellated Manor House of North Lees Hall (the inspiration for Thornfield Hall in the book Jane Eyre and actually lived in by the Eyre family in the 17th century). The Hall was used for filming the latest adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Stanage Edge has a dramatic and rugged drop to the side with some superb and far reaching views.

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