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All our day walks should be easily accessible for Manchester, Sheffield, East Midlands, West Midlands, West Yorkshire and many with good rail links even from London and the South.

Browse our Meetup site and you'll find lots of cracking walks, some fabulous low cost all inclusive weekends away which attract great feedback and often one or two bike rides as well.

We're a group for all ages and stages and we guarantee you'll be made very welcome at any of our events.

If unsure about anything please ask.

We are a subscription based group which means that rather than make a charge for individual walks or require members to join the Ramblers Association to take part we levy a small annual membership charge or offer Life Membership without further subscriptions.

Full details are at:- https://www.peakmeetupgroup.com/membership

We understand that new members may be little uncomfortable at parting with payments no matter how small without knowledge and experience of our lovely group so we give THREE MONTHS UNCONDITIONAL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE from the date of joining on any subscription payments you make.

Please note that we do consider it essential for our group where members do meet each other 'live' that new members should use a sensible screen name that they expect to be addressed by and that they are prepared to upload/show a recognisable profile picture of themselves on our Meetup site.

Regards

Gordon Conway

Co-organiser and Founder

Peak District Walkers, Hikers, Ramblers and Leisure Group

gordon@peakmeetupgroup.com

Upcoming events (4+)

ELDON HOLE AND THE RAKE

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Meeting Point: Church Lane, Peak Forest, Derbyshire
Parking: FOC on Church Lane. For location reference use the Devonshire Arms Pub SK17 8EJ (please do not park on the pub carpark) BUT turn by the left hand side of the pub on to Church Lane to park your car. Keep the entrance to the farm on the lane unobstructed as heavy waggons needs access to the farm.

We begin our journey with a steady climb to view Eldon Hole: a massive drop of 100 feet into a natural limestone crevice, once referred to as "The 7th Wonder of the Peak", and popular as a challenging descent for exploration by adventurous cavers! Continuing up to Eldon Hill 470m with its numerous Bronze/Iron Age dish and mound barrows, with far reaching views towards Mam Tor and Rushop Edge with time for a quick coffee etc. Next a descent over fields into Eldon Quarry (used as location for the Apple tv series with Ray James), then on to Eldon Pool now a DWT nature reserve. Reaching Perryfoot Dale we pass a bowl and long barrow before a climb through ancient woodland to The Rake, a nationally protected site dotted with old lead mines (now safely closed).
We may hopefully have a special visit to see Coalpithole No.10 if the farmer is free to show us around. Seeing is believing!
Finally making our way down through the linear mining village of Sparrowpit, the tiny hamlet of Bagshaw to join the Peak Boundary Footpath back to Peak Forest . Enjoy this lovely walk - the history is an extra plus.

Grade: Moderate to strenuous
Terrain: Undulating trails, steep hills, rough underfoot
PLEASE NOTE THE WALK HAS A NUMBER OF VERY HIGH LIMESTONE STILES WHICH NEED CARE AND AGILITY!
Kit: Usual hiking gear, essential strong boots, walking poles useful. Packed lunch, energy snacks, water min. 2 litres per person. There are no facilities on route.
The forecast is for hot weather so sunblock, hats etc. There is a section through gorse bushes that are very prickly!

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THE AMAZING ALPORT CASTLES FROM LADYBOWER

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From Bridgend car park S33 0AQ we climb upwards from Ladybower through woodland to Hagg Side and Woodcock Coppice, following the ridgetop to Alport Castles, a spectacular area of rock formations created from a massive earth movement aeons ago, said to be the U.K.'s largest ever landslip. Lunch here with time to explore and photograph these enormous 'castle-like' rocks. We return back descending alongside the lovely River Alport, walking through gentle farmland to Alport Bridge and Rowley Bridge, cross the A57 and a climb back to Ladybower via Bellhagg Tor.

This is a repeat of an event originally planned for 20th July which was cancelled due to moorland fires in the Derwent Valley area and the subsequent closure of the Snake Pass. We may see some remains of the destruction of this precious environment.

Grade: Moderate to strenuous.

Terrain: Undulating trails through pasture, woodland and moorland. Please note the area around the Castles is rocky and loose underfoot.

Kit: Usual hiking gear to cope with an uneven terrain, including good walking boots. Packed lunch, energy snacks, minimum2 litres water. There are no facilities on route.

Distance: Approx 11 miles

Parking: Bridge End carpark S33 0AQ. Car park in situated on the left hand side approx 1.5 miles along the Fairholmes Visitor Centre access road, once you have turned off the A57. Pay and display machine usually taking £3 CASH (no cards) for all day parking. Please park up tight. Our meeting point is at this carpark.

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Eyam, Froggatt Edge, Grindleford, Leadmill & Sir William Hill

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A varied circular walk starting from the large free car park opposite Eyam museum. We will visit Froggatt Edge, Grindleford, Leadmill and Sir William Hill. The walk is about 11 miles.

There may an option for a pub stop in Eyam after the walk. There are toilets by the car park.

Please arrive in time for a prompt 10am start to the walk.

SCRAMBLE & WEASELING ON HIGGER TOR

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SCRAMBLE/WEASELING ON HIGGER TOR - Interested?
Higger Tor is a prominent rock outcrop, very popular with walkers enroute elsewhere, but tonight it is our destination.

I have organised a number of Scrambles/Weaseling events at Higger Tor for group members, which have proved very popular.

A fun evening is in prospect, with easy rock scrambles & weaseling (crawling through holes/squeezing through gaps in the rock).

No rock climbing experience required. Short moorland walk from car park to Higger Tor or along road. Sorry, no dogs.

What to wear? Old warm clothes, walking boots & anorak you don't mind getting a little muddy/damp/scuffed, gloves (optional).
Equipment supplied - I will bring my stock of helmets and two sets of kneepads to share. Note: If you have your own helmet and/or kneepads, please bring them along.

Great photo opportunity, so don't forget your Smartphone/camera.

Meet 18.50 for 19.00 at Upper Burbage Bridge car park, Ringinglow Road (NGR SK[masked]).

Notes.

  1. My mobile number in case of any queries:[masked] (text is best).
  2. Meet is weather dependent (eg Heavy rain will be cancelled).
  3. Personal 'First Aid' kit for cuts & scratches (Optional, but useful to have on walks as well).

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Screveton Giants

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