Well-Being Walks for Women
Take some well-deserved time out to reinvigorate both body and soul and join us on some of our favourite well-being walks in the Peak District.
Become a member today we ask for a fee of £20 per year to join our community, access our monthly well being walks for women and receive quarterly newsletters. Annual membership runs from 1st January 2020 – 31st December 2020. If you would like to do a trial walk, or bring along a friend for the day – we ask for a fee of £5.00. If you then decide to join our community the £5 will be deducted from your membership fee. Once the annual membership fee has been paid there are no cost to take part on the walks.Walk, talk, breath, share, learn, feel good, feel healthy and feel free.
We ask those who enjoy our well-being walks to make an annual contribution of £20 PLEASE CONTACT bevengland@path2peaks/07872590486 for bank details
For £20 a year
- We will organise a programme of 12 well-being walks in the Peak District
- We will share our knowledge of local history, geology, flora, fauna, myths and legends.
- We will offer continued support to meet your walking goals
- We will recommend new challenges for you to aim for
- We will Provide a regular newsletter celebrating our communities adventures and success
- We will give you the skills and confidence needed to lead your own guided walk
- All members will receive a navigational pacing and timings chart
- All members will receive a map of the route from each walk they attend
Regular walks and exercise free the mind and the spirit. Problems unwind and find solutions – endorphins release happiness, which makes you feel good. It’s easy to have great well-being, walks in a safe environment – meet new friends and gain confidence.
PLEASE CONTACT bevengland@path2peaks/07872590486 for bank details
Join when you attend your first walk.Find us on Meet up and RSVP if you plan to attend a walk. Well-Being Walks for Women
Well-Being Walks for Women 2020
Please note following the Government Advice re Coronavirus to actively practice social distancing March and April 2020 walks are CANCELLED
Join us on some amazing walks in the Peak District
January – Derwent Edge 26th Jan
February – Longshaw estate, Burbage, Higger tor and Carl walk 23rd Feb
March – The Roaches 29th March
April – Dovedale and Alstonefield 26th April
May – Three Shires Head and Axe Moor 31st May
June – Alport Castle in the clouds 28th June
July – Kinder date (TBC)
Aug – Chatsworth with optional wild swim date (TBC)
Sept – Monsal trail circular Millers dale to Monsal Head – 20th Sept
Oct – Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale – 25th Oct
Nov – Kinder Reservoir – 22nd Nov
Dec – The Great ridge or the ancient Highways to Hope (Train ride back to Edale) – 13th Dec
We start all walks at 10:00am prompt, please bring waterproofs, lunch, warm clothing, sun cream, hat, gloves and plenty of water.
2020 Women’s Well-being Walks
January 26th Derwent edge and lost village of Ashopton
Beneath the beauty of the Ladybower reservoir lies the remains of the old village of Ashopton. Our walk will climb high onto Derwent edge passing the ‘Salt Cellar’ ‘Cakes of bread’ ‘Lost lad’ to then return along Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs. Followed by Tea and cakes at the Anglers rest community café and pub at Bamford.
Distance 6 miles
Time 4 hrs
Ascent 365m 1200ft
Meet up Ladybower reservoir pay car park
23rd February – Longshaw estate, Burbage, Higger tor and Carl walk
Leaving the Longshaw estate we walk along the Sheffield Boundary walk skirting below the Burbage rocks to cross a small stream making our way across to Higger Tor and Carls walk before returning through Longshaw estate for Tea at the National trust café
Distance 5 Miles
Meet Longshaw estate National trust car park
CANCELLED March 29th – The Roaches
The dramatic Gritstone of the roaches forms the boundary of the Peak District looking out over Staffordshire and Cheshire. This ridge walk then drops down into the deep and secluded chasm that is ‘Luds Church’ with its links to medieval religious heresy. An interesting walk can be muddy in wet weather. Finish the walk with a cup of tea and piece of cake at the Roaches tea rooms.
Distance 9 miles
Roadside parking opposite the Roaches tearooms
CANCELLEDApril 26th April – Dovedale and Alstonefield
Walking along the gentle River Dove famous for ‘Sir Isaack Walton’ crossing over the famous steppingstones we make or way to Great longstone – time for a coffee and a snack. The making our way back via Bunster hill to Dovedale valley. Tea available at the snack bar in the car park.
Parking Dovedale Car Pay car park or alternatively park on the road at Illam and walk to the carpark
Distance circa 6 Miles
Time 3-4 Hrs
CANCELLEDMay 31st – Three Shires Head and Axe Moor
A walk mostly over open moorland it begins at 510m 1700ft at the Cat and Fiddle Inn walking across Moorland to the midway point of Three Shires head packhorse bridge, a beautiful spot where the counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire converge.
Start Cat and Fiddle Inn (Parking area opposite the Cat and Fiddle)
Distance 7.5miles 12.1km
June 28th – Alport Castle in the clouds
From the history of the Derwent valley to the towering rocky pinnacles of Alport Castles – England’s largest landslip -Alport castles below Rowlee pasture
A walk offering a different view across the valley to Kinder crossing old roman roads and streams. Snacks available at Fairhomes kiosk in the Summer or a short drive to the Anglers rest community pub and café at Bamford Meet Fairholmes – Pay carpark (Parking is also possible on the road)
Distance 8 miles
Time 5hrs 30mins
Ascent 610m 2000ft
July Date TBC- Kinder Scout, the Wool packs, Edale cross and Jacobs ladder
Ringing Roger, the dramatic ravine of Grindsbrook Clough, Kinder Scout Plateau, wonderful weathered shapes, a moorland cross and a ladder down from the hills. This walk is 8.5 miles and should take 4 hours.We will start the walk at 10:00 am Promptly, please bring walking boots, waterproofs, water and lunch. Meet at the Old Nags Head Pub in the centre of Edale village.
August Date TBC – Chatsworth
Meet at Carlton Lees Carpark 10:00am more details to follow – if you fancy a wild swim after the walk please bring you swimming kit.
Sept – Monsal trail circular Millers dale to Monsal Head – 20th Sept
Circular walk form Bakewell climbing over pretty limestone walled fields to the stunning viewpoint of Monsal head, Café and Pub and ice cream van for refreshments. Then descending to the Monsal trail for a gentle walk back to Bakewell.
Meet Outside Cotswold Outdoors Bakewell – Parking behind Cotswold Pay and Display
Distance circa 7 Miles
Time 3-4 Hrs
Oct 25th– Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale and Yougreave –
A walk combing three dales and the pretty village of Youlgreave passing the Rheinstor cliffs and the village of Alport and Over Haddon – Refreshments available at the Lathkill hotel
Carpark and meeting point Over Haddon Pay car park
Distance 8 miles
Ascent 300m 980ft
Nov 22nd – The footsteps of the Kinder trespass and Kinder Reservoir –
Led by Benny Rothman on 24th April 1932, the mass trespass paved the way for CROW Act. (Countryside rights of way act in 2000) which allows us the right to roam the moorlands.
The walk starts at Bowden bridge, climbing through the Kinder valley above Kinder reservoir across to Kinder downfall skirting Kinder low to return to Bowden bridge.
Meet Bowden Bridge Pay and display carpark
Time minimum 5 hours
Ascent 440m 1450ft Cafes at the end of the walk
Dec 13th Dec – The Great ridge or the Ancient Highways to Hope (Train ride back to Edale) –
Depending on weather we will either leave Castleton and due a circular route to en
compass Mam Tor returning to Castleton for Mulled wine and mince pies
Walk the ancient highways to Hope following on the footsteps of the Roman legionnaires and Jagger’s (Packhorse Drivers of the 16-19th century) passing Edale cross before descending into Hope with an option of a train ride back to Edale or pre left cars
Meet Ramblers Pub – Edale (Parking in Station car park)
Distance 7 miles 11.3km
Time 4hrs 30mins approx.
Height 200m 656ft
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