Join us for a fabulous family walk with your children!
The Peak District is both 'mighty and manageable'. It offers summits, scrambles, stories, wrecks and treasure on a scale that works perfectly for a family day out.
Whether you want to find a second world war aircraft wreck, scramble up a Clough on Derbyshire's highest plateau, or seek treasure at 'Robin Hood's Stride', we can help you meet your mission!
Your guides are Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower. Rachel’s background is in primary school teaching and Richard taught younger children and families on holidays as a qualified sailing instructor.
We'll ensure your family walk is:
Walks will start at 0945 and generally be finished between by 1400-1500.
Depending on the group and route, walks can be one mile (300 feet of ascent) to five miles (1200 feet of ascent) or more.
Subject to agreement with Rachel and Richard you may be able to bring your family dog too!
On every walk there will be treasure - so let's find it together!
An American Superfortress Bomber tragically lost its way in mist in 1948 and crashed on the summit of Derbyshire's second highest plateau - Bleaklow Hill. From the A57 Snake Pass the walk climbs up the Britain's most famous footpath, the Pennine Way, which stretches for 268 miles and into Scotland - fortunately, we turn off after a couple of miles! We reach our summit, Higher Shelf Stones at over 2,000 feet - it's a big reward for less than 500 feet of uphill climbing with great views. We'll teach you to use the compass and you can lead us to the plane wreck - parts of the aircraft's engines, undercarriage and wings remain along with a memorial to those who sadly lost their lives - we'll tell you the story. Using the compass you can lead us back to the Pennine Way, before we return to Snake Pass.
This walk's great for younger children and new navigators (of any age). First, we'll look at some map skills so that you can learn to find your way. Then you'll take us to the rocky outcrops of Robin Hood's Stride where legend says Robin Hood leapt between the rocks! No leaping off rocks for us, but there will be hidden treasure - see if you can use your new navigation skills to find it! We'll provide a map compass for an enjoyable day where learning is easy and fun!
This is a fun, safe scramble from Edale up a rocky path onto the Peak District's highest plateau. Eat your lunch at nearly 2000 feet ( 609m ) on a summit called Grinslow Knoll. See if you can spot the train winding through the valley far below! We descend grassy slopes via a good path back to the village where cafes, pubs, car parks, loos and a train station make for a really accessible family day out.
For guided walks and events in the Peak District beyond September 2021, please see our guided walking calendar.