What we're about
The UK's 15 National Park areas and our UK National Trails are some of the most awesome places to walk on Earth and we want to take you there on weekends away or longer trips. http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/ http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/
Whilst of their nature many of these places include uphill terrain and wild moorland walking we aim to tackle longer and more difficult routes in easy stages where most with previous walking experience and reasonable levels of fitness can join in.
We use YHA and independent hostels for accommodation typically with single sex shared rooms for four people or occasionally six and the cost of breakfasts are included in our very low costs. Evening meals are normally taken in a local pub or restaurant. Bedding is provided in the hostels, sleeping bags are not required, but you need to take your own towels.
We don't arrange transport to our events but car sharing is the norm and we can usually arrange a pickup from the nearest station if using public transport.
We do have full Civil Liability Insurance and your money is protected through a designated Trust Account according to UK and EU Travel Package regulations.
This Meetup group is one of three who work together to deliver a regular diary of day walks in the Peak District and walking weekends and other events across all of the UK's National Parks and National Trails.
Peak District Walkers Hikers Ramblers and Leisure Meetup Group
National Parks and Trails Walks and Weekends (London) Meetup Group
National Parks and Trails Walks and Weekends Midlands Meetup Group
Financially, all three groups are managed through a not for profit limited company, Peak Activities and Leisure Limited to ensure complete transparency. We have no paid staff or leaders so costs for weekends away and other activities can be kept to a minimum and we do not charge separately for individual walks.
Our Peak District group which principally offers regular day walks in the Peak District National Park does charge a £10 Annual Subscription to cover insurance and other costs whilst our other groups offering primarily weekends away are subscription free.
Should you have any questions about the group or how it operates, please message Gordon Conway via Meetup or email email@example.com.