Saturday 22 August 2020
The White Peak Challenge walk was devised by the walker John Merrill who was once a native of Derbyshire and has written over 370 guidebooks of his walks!
The circular walk is 25 miles in length and centres on the heart of the Peak Distict, passing through river valleys, gritstone moorland, limestone plateau and dales. The walk starts from the Agricultural Centre car park in Bakewell, and visits many areas of historical importance and beautify including Carlton Lees and Chatsworth, Stanton Moor, Youlgreave, Monyash, Flagg, Taddington villages and The Monsal Trail.
Participants must be fit and able to complete a full day out in the hills. The walk should take approximately 10 hours.
Individuals are able to book a place on this 'open group' guided challenge walk to join a small group of others. I plan to take no more than six people in total.
The cost to join this walk is £40 per person. Please book and pay below. You are booking with Rachel Bolton who will guide the walk on the day.
We meet at 7:45am to be ready to set off promptly at 8:00am from the Bakewell Agricultural Centre car park. Post code DE45 1AH. The car park is a Pay & Display and costs £6 per day. The ticket machine only takes coins. Please be aware that the public toilets aren't usually open that early in the morning.
If you need accommodation locally, the town of Bakewell is ideal. There is a good choice of hotels, B&Bs and a camp site.