Peak District

Date: 

Friday, November 22, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019

Description

To purchase a ticket for this trip, please come along to one of our designated sign-up sessions in the Guild of Students. (See our newsletter) Please be aware the times indicated on Eventbrite are just a rough estimate.

 The Wayfarers are going to one of the classic hiking spots in the UK, the Peak District!!! Join us for a weekend of hiking and fun in our nearest National Park with a unique landscape of high plateaus which offer fantastic views. 

 The Peak District is located in central England and covers an area of 555 square miles. The south of the park (White Peak) is characterized by steep limestone valleys. The north (Dark Peak) has granite ridges and moorland plateaus, such as Kinder Scout. Kinder Scout is also the location of the famous mass trespass walk:  In 1932, to campaign for the right to access open countryside, around 500 walkers trespassed en masse and walked from Hayfield to Kinder Scout. They were successful and the Peak District became our first National Park in 1951.

 See you there!

What to bring:

  • Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes (that you don't mind getting muddy)
  • Lightweight trousers (definitely not jeans!)
  • Jumper and/or other layers
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Packed lunch and water for both days of walking
  • Cash for emergencies
  • A rucksack to carry it all in
  • Extra clothes for both days of walking
  • Sleeping bag and roll mat
  • Wash kit, etc

 

Image credits: 

Isobel Jones