Kinder Camping Barn Weekend

Kinder Camping Barn Weekend - Peak District

Friday Evening 15th July - Sunday Afternoon 17 July, 2022.

Enjoy a sociable weekend in a camping barn with fantastic walking on Kinder Scout, in the heart of the Peak District. Hosted by Peak Walking Adventure Guides Richard Tower and Rachel Bolton, you'll stay in a beautifully located barn above Hope, with comfortable bunk rooms and food provided. 


The Walks 

Above the village of Hope, the barn is set in stunning countryside with views looking towards the Great Ridge of Lose Hill, Back Tor and Mam Tor. It's close to Win Hill and Kinder Scout and the Derwent Valley is also within easy access. The Barn has no car access but it's a straightforward walk from Hope and we'll lead you there, whilst your luggage is transported by Land Rover. 


We will be offering the choice of a challenging walk and easier walk on the Saturday and a half day walk on the Sunday.  Should the weather be poor, there are many scenic lower level walks to be enjoyed. 


Challenging walks might include:

  • Northern Edge of Kinder Scout, Kinder Downfall and Plateau crossing to return via Crookstone Knoll
  • Hope Woodlands, Alport Castles, Eastern Slopes of Kinder Scout, returning via Crookstone Knoll

 Easier walks or half day walks, might include:

  • Win Hill via the Roman Road, returning via Ladybower Reservoir
  • Crookstone Knoll, Ringing Roger, returning via Edale Youth Hostel and the valley path


The cost is £195 per person. This includes:

  • Walk guiding Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday
  • Two nights accommodation (further details below) 
  • Evening meal on Friday/Saturday. Breakfast and Lunch Saturday /Sunday


Please book and pay below.

Kinder Camping Barn Weekend. Friday Evening 15th July - Sunday Afternoon 17 July, 2022.


Accommodation and catering

Crookstone Barn

Crookstone Barn is self catering, bunk barn-style accommodation on the slopes of Kinder Scout.  This cosy barn is currently undergoing a refurbishment ready for the 2022 season and is available for our sole use for the weekend. 

  • The barn sleeps up to 23 in four comfortable bunk rooms with all bedding included
  • It is self-catering, with a large well-equipped kitchen with gas oven, gas and electric hobs and large work surfaces
  • There are separate male and female washrooms, with toilets, showers and constant hot water
  • The dining room and lounge have plenty of seating and two wood-burning stoves

Homecooked meals will be prepared for you on site with a choice of lunch items to be taken on the hill each day. We will do our best to cater for special diets with prior notice. Please let us know when you book. 

Meeting place and access

Access to the barn is a 6km / 3.7 mile walk from Hope (we'll lead you from Hope). Your luggage and any food will be transported to the barn via Land Rover. 


When you book we will: 

  • Advise you on timings and location to meet in Hope on Friday evening
  • Advise you where to leave your car

There is also a rail station in Hope with connections to Sheffield and Manchester - we can pick you up from the station if you request this when you book. . 


Further information

You can download our walk information here. Any specific information relating to your accommodation and overnight stay will be provided before the weekend.
PWA General Information - Open and Chall
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Any queries?

If you have a query about the walks, accommodation, catering or meeting up please do contact us - we'd be happy to help.