We have access to many great walks due to our fantastic location in the heart of the Peak District that can be catered for different abilities and weather conditions.

The activities are rated between 1 (low) and 4 (high) to help you choose the best activities to meet your aims.

Adventure Walk

Adventure walk in the Peak District

Minimum age: Year 4 (8 years old)
Led by: A qualified instructor

So many activities can be included in a full, fun day out of walking including bouldering, weaselling, map work, parachute and trust games.

Ratings

Team working

The walk can provide opportunities to work as a team, map reading is a good example.

Skills

Map reading and navigation.

Knowledge

Getting out into a different environment provides plenty of opportunities to learn so much about the world around you.

Personal challenge

The physical activity of a walk can provide many personal challenges.

Physical activity

There will be plenty of physical activity during the day.

Accessibility

 

This type walk isn’t very accessible, as it will be on uneven terrain and possibly off paths.

Discovery Walk

Pupils walking in the snow
A pupil looking at a branch through a magnifing glass

Minimum age: Year 1 (5/6 year old)
Led by: A qualified instructor.

A day out in the local area discovering many things you would normally walk past.  Smell Sweet Cicely, Pineapple Weed and many more plants.  Use tiny mirrors to look under leaves and flowers, hand lenses to get up really close and choose your favorite view to frame. The length of walk can be adapted to suit the group.

Ratings

Team working

Work with a partner to read the map.

Skills

Learn to use hand lenses, magnifying glasses and ID cards on the walk.

Knowledge

Different activities along this walk will increase your knowledge of the surroundings.

Personal challenge

The use of equipment and the walk itself.

Physical activity

Plenty of physical activity.

Accessibility

 

The walk will be on some rough terrain.

Hill Walking & Scrambling

Adults walking in the Peak District

Minimum age: Year 5 (9 years old)
Led by: A qualified instructor

Jump in the minibus, off to Kinder Scout and have an adventurous day out.

Ratings

Team working

The walk can provide opportunities to work as a team, map reading is a good example

Skills

Map reading and navigation.

Knowledge

Getting out into a different environment provides plenty of opportunities to learn so much about the world around you.

Personal challenge

A full day walk out in the Peak district will provide a challenge for many.

Physical activity

There will be plenty of physical activity on a full day’s walk out in the Peak District.

Accessibility

 

This walk is off main paths and mainly on moorland terrain.

Local Explorer & Night Walk

7 children waling across a field

Minimum age: Year 1 (5 years old)
Led by: Visiting staff/leader or an instructor

We are perfectly situated in the White Peak with plenty of public footpaths on our door step.  Explore the local surroundings, great views and interesting wild life.  Use the grounds or the local area to take your group out after dark, to explore your surroundings under the stars.

Ratings

Team working

Look after one another as you walk in the dark.

Skills

Find your way around in the dark.

Knowledge

Find out about your surroundings, as you walk.  Take our bat detector (April to October) and see if you can hear any bats.

Personal challenge

Walking in the dark can be a real challenge for some people.

Physical activity

Walking will provide some physical activity.

Accessibility

The Monsal Trail is on our doorstep and can be accessed down a ramp.  There are also lots of other options for walks in the area.

Monsal Head Photo Walk

A view of Monsal Head

Minimum age: Year 1 (5/6 years old)
Led by: Visiting staff/leader or an instructor

This short walk goes straight from our site and covers a variety of terrain and has lots of points of interest.  Group members can work in pairs with the photo sheets, spotting features along the way and answering questions.  There is a group leader pack with this activity.

Ratings

Team working

 

Work with your partner to spot the different items from your photo sheet.

Skills

 

Some navigation may be required.

Knowledge

 

This 3km walk is extremely varied and is a great way to learn about the many different, trees, buildings and other interesting features along the way.

Personal challenge

 

Observation skills need to be used.

Physical activity

 

The 3km walk may challenge some members of the group. There are also some steep descents on limestone paths.

Accessibility

 

The walk crosses fields, goes through stiles onto public footpaths and descends some steep rocky footpaths.

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