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Tranquil bolthole, terrific tramping and tasty grub in the Peak District

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  • Duration

    2 Nights
  • Accommodation

  • Food

    Some provided. Details below
  • Difficulty Level

    3 Three

We’re not kidding when we say this is a ‘get away from it all’ hiking weekend in the Peak District as we’ve gone all-out for rustic charm, isolation and tranquillity.

We’re staying in the National Trust’s Dalehead bunkhouse which is tucked away deep in the Edale Valley surrounded only by sheep, streams and starry skies.

From the front door we’re straight into great walking territory so we’ll make the most of the location with two days’ striding that will also include opportunities for breaking up the journey with pub stops.

Back at the bunkhouse with its cosy living room complete with roaring log fire, a two-course meal provided by us, and a chance to stargaze outside the front door, you’ll soon be a revelling in the rural isolation of it all.

Peak District

In a nutshell:

  • Switch off with a weekend in a beautifully remote location.
  • Stride out on some great guided yomps through scenery packed with variety – from airy ridge walking to peaceful riverbank meandering.
  • Savour the whole experience of being with a great group of people in a bolthole that really takes some beating.

Hiking the Peak District Dates:

  • Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd May 2020
  • Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August 2020

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We can hear the shrieks of ‘where are we going’ as you venture down the track to the bunkhouse but rest assured it really is worth it!

As soon as you pull up in front of the stone built farmhouse that is our home for the weekend and breathe in the country air, you’ll feel the shoulders fall and relaxation mode kick in.

With dinner on the go and cups of tea being served, our host will help you settle in and meet the others.

Then over dinner (and when we can get a word in edgeways) we’ll go through plans for the next few days.

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After breakfast and having packed up lunch we stride out for a 12-mile hike that soon has us climbing up onto Rushup Edge which offers fantastic views across the Peak District.

From there we make for Kinder Scout, skirting the edge of the peak and stopping to admire the weather-sculpted boulders known as the Woolpacks before picking our way down the rock-strewn terrain to Grindsbrook Clough.

With our noses pointed from home we keep descending into the hamlet of Edale which is the official start of the Pennine Way and also happens to have two lovely pubs. Therefore it would be rude not to stop and a have a cheeky pint before strolling on for the short walk back to the bunkhouse.

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Once back, there’s ample time for relaxing before dinner (or a BBQ if the weather is kind).


Today’s jaunt will be around eight miles long and will see us make our way up to our first summit Hollins Cross before venturing onto Mam Tor (known as the Shivering Mountain).

After soaking up the fine views overlooking Castleton we drop back down to the bunkhouse before heading into Edale for a final lunch.

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Good to know:

Arriving by Public Transport:

Nearest Train Station: Edale (Derbyshire), this is then about a 20-30 minute walk to the Bunkhouse.

Taxi: We are not aware of any local taxi firms.

Car shares / taxi share or travel buddy: If you are attending this trip then please use the Large Outdoors Facebook Members page to request or look for travel buddies.

What’s Included:

  • 2 nights hostel accommodation.
  • 2 days of guided day walks – please note any excursions or other extra activities may incur an additional charge.
  • Welcome meal on the Friday plus Saturday night evening meal. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and then a packed lunch for Saturday.
  • As well as meals, we also provide a variety of complimentary soft drinks and beverages – tea & coffee which includes herbal, fruit and decaffeinated options and fruit squashes.

The Basics:

Age Limit:  You must be over 18 to attend this trip, there is no upper age limit.

Dogs:  I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.

Arrival Time:  You are welcome to arrive any time from 5pm onwards and settle in before we serve an evening meal at about 8pm. Please let us know if you intend arriving after 10pm.

Solo Travellers:  This trip is perfect for solo travellers and although couples and small groups of friends are always welcome the majority of people do attend on their own.

Rooms: This venue has a mix of 4 – 6 bedded rooms and we only ever offer these on a same sex basis. Please note bedding is provided but you will need to bring a towel.

Alcoholic Drinks: We do not supply any alcohol for this trip but you are welcome to bring your own drinks to enjoy over the weekend.

Useful Links:

Kit lists – You can view our kit lists here…

FAQ’s– For important information on what’s included with our standard trips, such as what food we supply, arrival times and answer to our most commonly asked questions please visit out our FAQ’s page

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  • Dietary Needs:

    Vegetarian or Vegan: 

    We will always supply a vegetarian or vegan meal, however due to the remote locations of our venues these must be booked at least 7 days in advance.


    Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for a wide variety of diets. Therefore, if you follow a particular diet and wish to know what we will be serving please contact the office the week before your trip. If you don’t feel the menu is suitable then you are of course welcome to bring your own meals.

    Allergies, Intolerances & Gluten Free.

    Please ensure you list any allergies and intolerances clearly during the booking process, with notice we are able to offer gluten free meals and can accommodate most allergies. However, please note that due to the shared nature of the kitchens we cannot eliminate the possibility of cross contamination. If you have any questions, then please contact the office.

    Halal or Kosher:

    We are unable to offer Halal or Kosher meals but will be happy to supply a vegetarian alternative, please ensure you request this when booking.

    Simply complete the dietary section during the booking process or if your dietary needs have changed email the office and we will update your records.

  • Ticket / room types:

    Shared Room: This is our standard ticket ideal for solo travellers, individuals and small groups of friends, we will place you in a suitable same sex room, sharing with others. This will vary on the venue and can be twin rooms up to dorm style rooms on our hostel-based trips.

    If you make one booking for a group of people, we will do our best to accommodate you all in one room. However, if you and your friends have made a series of separate bookings but wish to be together, simply email us with a group list.

    Private Rooms: Whenever possible we will always offer any single or twin / double rooms as available. Please note single rooms are very popular and sell out quickly. Private twin rooms will have two single beds / bunk and a double room will have a double bed.

    Early Bird: On some trips we offer discounted early bird tickets, these tickets are based in our standard shared rooms and include the same meals, walks etc as our standard tickets. You can view our full list of Early Bird Tickets here…

    Deposits: You can secure your place on this trip with a 50% deposit, the balance is due no less than 12 weeks before you travel. Failure to pay your balance on time could result in you losing your deposit and place on this trip. If the trip is within the next 12 weeks you will need to pay in full to secure your place.

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Dalehead Bunkhouse, Dalehead,
Nr Barber Booth,
Hope Valley
S33 7ZJ
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What our members have to say...

  • “I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.
    Member Since 2016
  • Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!
    Member Since 2016
  • My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocome
    Member Since 2018
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