Arrival at Hope Valley, check in at hotel. Evening introduction with our leader for the weekend.
After a hearty breakfast we set off early to catch a short train across the valley to the village of Edale where we begin our walk of the Kinder Scout Circuit. The walking is on varied terrain through rolling hills and farmland for the first section and slowly leading into what the Peaks are famous for; peat-stained rocks, boggy valleys and winding mountain paths. Next up is Jacobs Ladder where the climb is short but steep and well worth it at the top as we are rewarded with sweeping views of the Valley of Edale.Walking along parts of the Pennine Way we continue to snake our way across the valley before arriving back to Edale in time to jump on a train for the short journey back to Hope Valley.
After dinner there will be the chance to hear more about exciting walking destinations around the world and to ask any questions you may have to our experienced Exodus trekking guide.
Walk: Distance 12 miles Time: 5 to 6 hours plus lunch
We start today by walking straight out of the village for a steady climb for a mile and a half up towards Lose Hill. From the top of Lose Hill we have a fantastic 360 degrees view of the Peaks including some of our trek the previous day up to Kinder Scout. We walk along the ridge up and down ascending ultimately to the peak of Mam Tor at 517 m above sea level. Its name is said to mean 'motherhill', so called because frequent landslips on its eastern face have resulted in a multitude of 'mini-hills' beneath. From here we retrace our steps slightly before heading down towards the pretty and historic village of Castelton from where we take a flat trail back towards Hope. We arrive back at Hope around 1.30-2.00 pm giving you ample time to head off back home, or if you like to explore the area a little further.
Walk: Distance 7.5 miles Time: 3 to 4 hours plus lunch