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Boots & Beer Walking Weekender - Peak District

29th June - 1st July 2018

Hathersage, Peak District


Hathersage is a lovely village set on the slopes of the Derwent Valley, with the jagged escarpment of Stanage Edge dominating the skyline. Hathersage is famed as the last resting place of Little John, friend of Robin Hood, whose grave can be found in the churchyard; Robin Hood's Cave, one-time hiding place of the famed outlaw, can be found on Stanage Edge. Charlotte Brontë stayed in the village in 1845 and based many of the places and characters in her book Jane Eyre on local people and places, including nearby North Lees Hall which she renamed Thornfield Hall, home of Mr Rochester.

The Scotsmans Pack is a lovely pub set in the historic heart of Hathersage. The pub stands at the foot of old tracks once busy with drovers, travellers and traders, hence its name. Inside the pub you will find 'Little John's Chair'.

Mark Reid has written two books about the Peak District, including The Inn Way... to the Peak District (Mail on Sunday 'travel book of the week'), and so knows the village and surrounding hills and dales like the back of his hand.

Walking Weekender based from: Scotsmans Pack, Hathersage
scotsmans pack hathersage

Evening entertainment

Friday evening (9pm) - Meet at the Scotsmans Pack for our 'icebreaker' pub evening, where you can relax, socialise and meet your fellow walkers, choose your level of walk for Saturday and Sunday. Friday and/or Saturday evening meals will be pre-ordered before the weekend. These meals are optional and are not included in the price.

Arriving early on Friday? Your guides (Mark & Richard) will be eating at the pub at 7:30pm on Friday evening - you are most welcome to join us for a meal; just let us know so we can add you to our table.

Saturday evening (7:45pm) - Meal at Scotsmans Pack (optional), followed by a fantastic Pub Quiz Night with Mark Reid as your quizmaster! Prizes for the winning team.

Weekend Walks

There will be a choice of adventurous or leisurely guided walks on Saturday and Sunday, with Mark Reid and Richard Tarran MVO (who have exceptional local knowledge). The precise routes will be determined just before the weekend, taking into consideration weather conditions etc. You will be able to sign up for your chosen walk at the Friday evening 'icebreaker', where you will also be able to discuss the walks with Mark Reid.

Saturday (9:30am) - choice of adventurous or leisurely walks, with routes across the dales and hills. Routes will include Stanage Edge, Higger Tor, Carl Wark, Eyam Moor and the Derwent Valley - superb walks full of interest, variety and far-reaching views. Return back to the pub late afternoon to recount your day's adventures.

Sunday (10am)
- choice of adventurous or leisurely walks, with lower level valley and hills routes taking areas such as Abney Clough, Millstone Edge and the Derwent Valley. Return back to the pub mid afternoon for a final drink before bidding fond farewells... until the next Walking Weekender!

Choice of walks: We usually offer a choice of adventurous or leisurely walks on both days. Saturday is a 'full day' from 9:30am until 5pm, whilst Sunday is a 'half day' from 10am until around 3pm. We will either split into two groups from the start, or we may walk as one group during the morning and then offer 'longer' or 'shorter' routes after lunch.

Hathersage facilities & accommodation

How to get to Hathersage
There is a train station at Hathersage, on the Sheffield to Manchester line. The village is situated at the junction of the A6187 and B6001 in the Upper Derwent Valley, 9 miles to the south-west of the centre of Sheffield. 

Facilities
Hathersage has a choice of five pubs and hotels, a couple of B&Bs and a Youth Hostel. There are several shops and cafes, general stores and banks.

Accommodation
Hathersage offers a range of accommodation, including...
Scotsmans Pack, Hathersage
Little John Inn, Hathersage
George Hotel, Hathersage
Millstone Inn, Hathersage Booths (1 mile from the Scotmans Pack)
Plough Inn, Leadmill Bridge (1 mile from the Scotsmans Pack)
Hathersage Youth Hostel (YHA)
Hathersage B&B, Hathersage
Sladen House B&B, Hathersage

Price

ONLY £70 per person for the Walking Weekender

What's included
  • Friday night 'icebreaker' evening at the pub
  • Choice of guided walks on Saturday and Sunday*
  • Walks guided by qualified and knowledgeable Mountain Leaders
  • Saturday evening Pub Quiz Night
  • Use of our Berghaus gear if required
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme (click here for more info)
  • Goodie Bag
  • FREE Black Sheep Brewery T-shirt

Please provide your own travel, food and accommodation for the weekend, as well as your own walking boots. Over 18s only - Walking Weekenders are designed for adults. Discount vouchers issued at the weekend.

Experience & fitness:
  • No walking experience required. Full guidance will be given.
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required as the natural environment can be demanding at times. All walks may include uneven ground, rough terrain, stiles, stream crossings, fields, valleys, moorland, hills, pathless hillsides, paths and tracks, lanes and country roads as well as a number of ascents and descents; we may experience adverse weather conditions. A typical day's walk across the Peak District!
  • We can provide full outdoor walking gear, including waterproof jackets, trousers, fleeces, rucksacks, gloves and hats. Please provide boots.
  • We are fully qualified, insured and first aid trained Mountain Leaders
  • So far, we have taken over 8,000 people walking in the countryside, and have a wealth of experience dealing with all ages and abilities.
  • Part of the attraction of hill walking is the challenge of tackling different terrains, landscapes and weather conditions. Every effort is made to minimize potential hazards; however, the very nature of hill walking involves a certain level of unavoidable risk or accident and/or injury. By taking part in this activity, you are aware of and accept these risks.
  • Our full Terms and Conditions can be found on the Booking Form

The choice of walks is dependent upon there being more than 10 participants taking part in the weekend; if there are less than 10 participants then there will be one walk per day (full day's walk on Saturday and shorter walk on Sunday, finishing mid afternoon).