Discover the classic English countryside around the southern dales of the Peak District
FoodSome provided. Details below
Difficulty LevelsMultiple options available
1 - 2
Join us on a sociable easy guided walking weekend in the beautiful surroundings of the White Peak, the limestone rolling fields, low hills and spectacular valleys of the southern Peak District.
The area is quintessential English countryside – picturesque villages, tea rooms, village greens and cosy pubs. The countryside is fantastic for walking, with trails heading through woodland and along rivers, and through the jewels-in-the-crown, the dales themselves. Cut through the limestone by rivers over thousands of years, this is where we can really escape from it all, on gentle wanders to see nature reserves, wildflower meadows and peaceful woodlands.
We’ll be based in Youlgreave, where you’ll quickly settle into life at a slower pace. We’ll be right in the heart of the stunning countryside, with the River Bradford down through the woods, and the long-distance trail of the Limestone Way passing through the village. What this means is that there’ll be plenty of opportunities to sample the local pubs and tea rooms alongside the walks!
On Sunday we’ll walk near the stunning 16thcentury Chatsworth House, where after the walk is finished we can get some tea together in the tea rooms.
Chatsworth Weekend Dates:
- Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March 2019
You’re welcome to arrive any time after 5pm to the accommodation, when you can check into your room. There are hot drinks available all weekend, or of course you could use the opportunity before dinner to explore the local pubs.
We have dinner at 8pm and then discuss the plans for the weekend.
After breakfast and the chance to make packed lunches we’re off to explore the local area. It’s likely we’ll be walking from Youlgreave, perhaps exploring the beautiful Lathkill Dale, a valley hidden in the surrounding limestone landscape, and now a nature reserve. Alongside our exploration of the landscape we’ll pass through neighbouring villages, where there’s always a chance of an ice cream or a pub visit! If it’s open, the craft centre is also always worth a visit.
Once we’re back from the walk there’ll be plenty of time to relax and enjoy the area before we serve dinner.
Today we have a real treat planned, a walk in the area around Chatsworth House, the 16thcentury home of the Duke of Devonshire. After breakfast we’ll check out of the accommodation and head over to the house, where we head out for a morning walk aiming to finish for around 2pm. Then there’s plenty of time for tea at Chatsworth before the weekend comes to an end. Unfortunately for our March dates the house itself is closed, but we can still admire the extensive grounds!
Good to Know:
Free Train Station Collection:
We will have a limited number of free collections from Chesterfield Train Station. We will be collecting at 3pm on the Friday returning you for 5pm on the Sunday. These must be booked and are available on a first come first served basis.
- 2 nights hostel accommodation, please note bedding is supplied but you will need a towel
- 2 days of guided day walks
- Welcome meal on the Friday plus evening meal on Saturday. Breakfasts and packed lunch for Saturday Walk.
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.
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What our members have to say...
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. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018
“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.ElizabethMember 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!ClaireMember Since 2016