Fri 30th March 2018
Tour Date
3 Walking Days
Duration
Peak District
Location
2-3
Grade
18
Min Age

Easter Walking Holiday 2018

Our popular Easter Walking Holiday for 2018 is based in Castleton, in the Peak District National Park. Three excellent days of guided walks including Kinder Scout, Edale Rocks, Derwent Edge, Ladybower Reservoir and Mam Tor provide a fine selection of walking in the Dark Peak region of the Peak District National Park.

Combined with enjoyable group social evenings and Easter treats, this years Easter walking holiday promises to be another special trip.

Highlights

  • Fully guided Easter walking holiday
  • Landscape of Kinder Scout & Edale Rocks
  • 3 days of scenic guided walks
  • Breath-taking mountain scenery
  • Derwent Edge viewpoint
  • Enjoyable social evenings
INCLUDED
3 days of scenic guided walking Social evenings
Experienced guide Tour leader throughout
Transport for the walk(s) Accommodation (optional)
NOT INCLUDED
Drinks and some meals
Spending money

 

Accommodation at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall (Optional)

For the Easter weekend walking holiday we have reserved a number of beds in male shared and female shared bunkrooms at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall. A limited number of private rooms are available subject to availability, please contact us before booking. Accommodation is for 3 nights, including breakfast. YHA Castleton Losehill Hall is a totally refurbished Victorian gothic mansion and cobbled mews set in formal gardens and 27 acres of parkland in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

 

YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, Peak District
YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

If you prefer to find your own accommodation, please click on the ‘Trip Notes’ tab for alternative accommodation suggestions and please contact us before booking.

1

Friday – (Optional) Welcome Evening

Friday Welcome Evening (optional) is 8.30pm at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall. It’s a chance for everyone on the weekend to meet and the Country Adventures tour leader will be on hand to answer any questions about the planned walks. If you’re unable to make it to the Welcome Evening, the booking confirmation will detail everything you need to know about the weekend.

2

Saturday - Walk Day

Grade 3 – Kinder Scout 8.9miles (14.3km), with 1968 ft (600m) of ascent

In the evening, an optional social evening is planned in Castleton, where the group can meet up for a drink and enjoy an evening meal together.

3

Sunday - Walk Day

Grade 2 – Derwent Edge & Ladybower Reservoir 10.5 miles (16.8km), with 1689 ft (515m) of ascent

In the evening, an optional social evening is planned in Castleton, where the group can meet up for a drink and enjoy an evening meal together.

4

Monday - Walk Day & Departure Day

Grade 2 – Losehill and Mam Tor  6.5 miles (10.4km), with 1525 ft (465m) of ascent

The walk and holiday finishes between 3-4pm.

Essential Info

Accommodation

The optional accommodation for the weekend walking holiday is YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, Peak District. Rooms are shared male and shared female bunkrooms and the package includes 3 nights bed with breakfast.

If you require help with booking alternative accommodation you may find the following links useful:

Castleton Tourist Information Centre or Telephone 01433 620679

Booking.com search for accommodation in Castleton, Derbyshire

We recommend booking accommodation in, or near to, Castleton for easy reach to the meeting point for both the walks and social evenings.

Food & Drink

Meals included during the holiday: All breakfasts (with YHA Castleton accommodation option).

For the walk(s) please bring with you a packed lunch and refreshments. Occasionally on some guided walks (Grade 1 to 2 walks) we may pass a country inn or tea room where if we have time we can call in, however having a packed lunch with you gives the group the freedom to have lunch wherever we are on the walking route. YHA Castleton has a well equipped self catering kitchen with fridges and storage space to enable you to store snacks and packed lunch items if you wish to prepare your own packed lunches. Alternatively, packed lunches for the walks can be purchased from the hostel (approx. £6.25).

On Saturday and Sunday evening, an optional social evening in Castleton is organised by Country Adventures, where the group can meet up for a drink and enjoy an evening meal together.

Transport

For guided walking tours that require transport from the meeting point to the start of the walk, we use a minibus or where necessary local transport. There is no extra charge for this, it is included in the tour price.

Fitness Levels

Our walks are by no means designed to be endurance tests where everyone sets off at a blistering pace. Far from it, it’s about a fine day in the hills in good company enjoying the best of fell walking with exceptional views but it is important to state that for everyone’s walking enjoyment walking does require a minimum level of fitness and stamina. Hill / Mountain walking experience is not essential as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness. For the higher level graded walks (i.e. Challenging Grade) it is advisable that you are someone who enjoys regular cardio exercise or have experience of mountain walking and have the stamina/ leg strength in order to be better prepared for longer sections of uphill & downhill walking associated with higher mountain treks.

Walking Grades Explained

Grade 1 (Leisurely) Normally 5-8 miles, may include gentle ascents and descents of up to a total 1100ft of ascent and similar descent over a day’s walk. Easier scenic walking at lower altitudes along paths and tracks.

Grade 2 (Moderate) Normally 6-10 miles on paths and tracks, between 800ft – 1700ft of total ascent and similar descent. Longer walks, on hills and moorland.

Grade 3 (Moderate Mountain) Normally ranging from 6-10 miles, between 1700ft – 2600ft of ascent, similar descent. Longer walks, over higher ground with possibly steeper ups and downs on paths and tracks.

Grade 4 (Challenging) Normally ranging from 8-13 miles, between 1500ft – 3000+ft of ascent, similar descent, over undulating mountain terrain, walking at higher levels with steep ups and downs. Suitable for people with a good level of fitness.

Kit List

What you need to bring with you for the walks

  • Good, comfortable walking boots with a cleated sole and good ankle support are essential.
  • Waterproof jacket and over-trousers.
  • Warm, dry walking clothing. Unsuitable clothing includes Jeans or cotton tracksuit bottoms and cotton t-shirts (cotton is a poor insulating fabric and when wet it takes a long time to dry, which can lead to a rapid loss of body heat as well as being uncomfortable).
  • A number of thin layers are better than one thick/ heavy jumper. We suggest a fleece for extra warmth especially when we stop on the hills for lunch.
  • Hat and gloves (even in summer – any wind chill on the mountain tops will lead to cooler temperatures).
  • Sunglasses, sun cream.
  • Hot or cold drinks (i.e. a minimum of 2 litres of water).
  • Plenty of food and drink for lunch and snacks.
  • A rucksack large enough to carry it all in (20-30 litres), ideally with a waterproof liner.
  • Any medication you need.
  • Thermos flask. We recommend bringing warm drinks with you, as even on sunny days it can occasionally feel cooler, especially on the summits of the higher-level mountain walks.
  • Walking poles (if you use them).
  • A towel (if staying at the YHA)

We want you to enjoy your time with Country Adventures and have the best possible adventure experience. Please be aware that if any participants are not properly equipped for the walk (i.e. with walking boots and waterproofs), at the guide’s discretion we reserve the right to not allow them on the walk for reasons of safety for both the individual and the group. If you need clarification any of the equipment requirements, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Tour Schedule & Activity Meeting Times

Please ensure you give yourself plenty of time to get to the meeting point at the required time. The transport for our day walks will leave promptly at the stated time and due to the nature of scheduled tours, we are unable to provide refunds if unfortunately, you miss the departure time.

Meeting Point

Welcome Evening – 8.30pm at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

Walking Days – 9.30am at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

Address: YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WB

Peak District Edale Kinder Scout walk
Peak District Kinder Scout walk
Peak District Kinder Scout walk
Peak District Kinder Scout walk
Peak District Kinder Scout walk
Peak District Castleton walk
Peak District Castleton walk
Peak District Castleton walk
Peak District Castleton walk
Peak District Castleton walk
Peak District Castleton walk

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 8 reviews
April 9, 2018

My first time walking with Country Adventures – it was a great weekend. Felt very confident with Joe as our guide which was just as well considering the weather and we couldn’t see very much! A good fun weekend. Youth hostel had great facilities including a fabulous drying room which was well used! I would definitely recommend Country Adventures!

April 5, 2018

Lovely break in Castleton over the Easter break. Despite deep snow and white-out at times you knew you were in safe hands because Joe is an ace navigator (cue super hero music!). The staff at the YHA were brilliant and couldn’t do enough for you. Another great trip from Country Adventures – Thanks Joe

April 5, 2018

Loved Castleton and the comfortable and warm hostel, not too far out of the village. Good, challenging walks on sometimes rough, slippery / snowy paths. Good pub meals on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Lovely group of people, which included four I have met before. All co-ordinated by the efficient Joe. I will certainly go on another Country Adventures holiday.

April 4, 2018

My first time walking with a group. A lovely weekend, would certainly recommend it. Joe is very helpful and professional and a very nice group of people.

April 22, 2017

Excellent holiday.

April 21, 2017

A wonderful Easter weekend walking with a fab group of people. Joe combined his very professional and experienced approach with humour and personal care. We were so well looked after and taken on interesting and varied walks. This was my third walking holiday with Country Adventures and can’t wait to book on another trip!

April 25, 2015

I will be back for more. Thanks to you, Joe, and the other guides for your expert leadership.

April 17, 2015

Thanks as ever for a great few days of walking & good company.

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