Peak District Weekend

Cost: £185.00

Duration: 2 nights
Accommodation: Hostel
Level: Moderate
Age: Over 18’s only

Come and join us for our Peak District Weekend of relaxed walking in a small sociable group, sharing the adventure, making new friends and enjoying the authentic hostel experience.

Situated in the heart of Peak District National Park, we are treated to two fabulous walks over the course of the weekend.

The Peak District National Park covers 555 square miles and is famous for it’s diverse heritage, from it’s spectacular landscape and scenery including Mam Tor, Stanage Edge and Kinder Scout, to it’s historic and picturesque villages including Castleton, Hathersage and Eyam.

Steeped in history, from the 11th century castle of Peveril, that overlooks Castleton, the late 14th century parish church of St Michael and the grave of Robin Hood’s ‘Little John’ in Hathersage, to the mills of the industrial revolution.  Not to mention it’s many show caves and the unique semi-precious Blue John stone, found nowhere else in the world than under the hillside of Treak Cliff.

Eyam is a small village in Derbyshire and in 1665 became one of the most significant villages in England. The actions of its 800 inhabitants had far reaching and important consequences for the development of treatment of the plague.

Our modern day ideas of disease control through quarantine and sterilisation trace their origins back to the selfless and heroic actions of the villagers.

We arrive on Friday evening to be greeted by our host, settle in and enjoy a lovely freshly prepared meal whilst getting to know each other. A little music, fun and games … but don’t get carried away, we’re up early and out for a day of great hiking, taking in the spectacular scenery and history of Eyam, as we embark on this beautiful and iconic circular walk taking in Eyam Edge and Sir William Hill, before descending to Stoke Ford, on a wonderful path with superb views of Bretton Clough and the hills and moors beyond.  We will also pass the Barrell Inn, which claims to be the highest pub in Derbyshire offering more great views, before returning to Eyam via Foolow, a delightful village with lovely limestone cottages, a tiny church and a spacious green, complete with a Medieval preaching cross, a well and a duck pond.

After our first day of hiking we are treated to another exceptional home cooked meal whilst the socialising is in full swing!

After breakfast, Sunday sees us taking in the history of Eyam.  We will stroll around the village and visit the ‘Plague Cottages’, The Riley graves and the Church of  St Lawrence, which stands at the heart of the village and dates back to Saxon times with its eighth-century Celtic Cross. Inside, there is a book with all the names of those deceased from the plague.

It’s now time to say goodbye and hopefully we have made a few new friends and memories that will last long in the memory.

Come, boot up and  join us on another epic adventure!

What’s Included …

  • 2 nights shared accommodation
  • Pack lunches and breakfasts
  • Freshly prepared cooked meals
  • Veggies and Vegans catered for
  • 2 Days trekking
  • Guided by fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leader
  • Hosted hostel experience
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people