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Mark Reid's Walking Weekenders
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Peak District Walking Weekender

22nd - 24th March 2024

Tideswell, Peak District

Tideswell, known locally as ‘Tidza’, feels more like a small town than a village mainly because this was once an important trading centre with a market charter dating back to 1251. Tideswell grew as a market centre for the southern part of the Royal Forest of the Peak, the hunting preserve administered from Peveril Castle, and it prospered from lead mining and wool. This wealth is reflected in the magnificent Church of St John the Baptist – the Cathedral of the Peak – built in the 14th Century. The walking around Tideswell is  excellent, with the beautiful Derbyshire Dales all around, including Cressbrook Dale, Monsal Dale, Water-cum-Jolly Dale and Miller’s Dale that offer wonderful valley walking alongside crystal-clear streams. There are limestone caves and cliffs, old railway viaducts and tunnels, ancient woodland, lovely villages and cosy pubs to explore too.

Mark Reid has written The Inn Way... to the Peak District and so knows the village and surrounding hills and valleys like the back of his hand.

Walking Weekend based from: Horse & Jockey, Tideswell

Evening entertainment

Friday evening (9pm) - Meet for our 'icebreaker' pub evening, where you can relax, socialise and meet your fellow walkers, choose your level of walk for Saturday and Sunday. These meals are optional and are not included in the price.

Arriving early on Friday? Your guides 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 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 Duckworth (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 through the limestone dales of the Peak District, known as the ‘White Peak’, including the famous Derbyshire Dales of Cressbrook Dale, Monsal Dale, Water-cum-Jolly Dale and Miller’s Dale as well as the former Midland Railway line that now forms the Monsal Trail with its amazing tunnels and viaducts – superb walks full of interest, history, variety and views, not to mention some lovely villages too. Return back to the pub late afternoon to recount your day’s adventures. 

Sunday (10am)
- choice of adventurous or leisurely walks taking in more of the Derbyshire Dales and the White Peak. 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.

Tideswell facilities & accommodation

How to get to Tideswell
Tideswell lies just off the A623 between Baslow and Chapel-en-le-Frith. The nearest train stations are at Buxton (7 miles to the west) and Hope (8 miles to the north)..

Tisdewell has three pubs, B&Bs, self catering accommodation, Youth Hostel (Raventor), small supermarket, bakery/deli, pharmacy, general shops, fish and chip shop and cafes.

For accommodation suggestions, please see TeamWalking website


ONLY £90 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 & knowledgeable Mountain Leaders

  • Saturday evening Pub QuIz Night

  • Use of our Outdoor Gear if required

  • £5 TeamWalking Discount Voucher

  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward Scheme (more info)

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 in 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 17,000 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 Consent Form

The choice of walks is dependent upon there being more than 8 participants taking part in the weekend; if there are less than 8 participants then there will be one walk per day (full day's walk on Saturday and shorter walk on Sunday, finishing mid afternoon).