Guided Day Walks and Workshops

Covid 19 Update: All day events are now available as advertised and will be for a maximum of 5 people until further notice.

Our guided day walks and workshops explore the beautiful landscape here in the UK from the Quantock Hills to the Tyne Valley, the Peak District to Hebden Bridge. Many are on consecutive days, giving you the option to plan a multi-day visit.  You simply book your own accommodation and meet your guide at the start point of each day's walk or activity. Or perhaps you live locally but would enjoy being led by an experienced and friendly guide - and having the opportunity to meet others who love the outdoors.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with some amazingly knowledgeable women to offer a variety of themes - do feel free to suggest additional topics!

If you would like us to organise a bespoke walk or workshop then please contact us.

September

Gentleman Jack - Shibden Hall and Anne Lister's Halifax: Guided Walk

Sunday 27 September: 11am - 4pm

The BBC TV series Gentleman Jack, starring Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle, has sparked a huge amount of interest in the life of landowner, businesswoman, mountaineer and diarist Anne Lister and we are delighted to be offering this fascinating insight into her life, exploring Shibden Hall and a number of the locations she frequented in Halifax. Rachel Whitbread, who helped her mother Helena with her work on the diaries, will be our guide for the city tour.

Eyam Guided Walk, Peak District: The Plague Village and The Quiet Dales

Grade: Moderate

Monday 28 September: 10am – 4pm

A varied guided walking from Eyam through the quieter dales to the south of the village. Eyam is well known for the part it played in the plague of 1665 when the people of the village self isolated in order to prevent the disease from spreading.

Chatsworth Park and Edensor Guided Walk Peak District  Leisurely

Tuesday 29 September 10am – 2pm

A leisurely 5.5 mile walk through Chatsworth Park with splendid views of the iconic Chatsworth House on the banks of the River Derwent.

Mam Tor Classic Peak District Guided Walk

Grade: Leisurely to Moderate

Wednesday 30 September: 10am – 2.00pm

Mam Tor is a classic Peak District destination with a fascinating hsitory and spectacular views.

October

Kinder Scout East: Madwoman’s Stones Guided Walk

Thursday 1 October 10am – 4pm

From Edale, we will head up to the plateau which looms above via one of the many well-trodden paths. On reaching the top, we will head towards the eastern edges and head off piste to the assembly of gritstone rocks called Madwoman's Stones.

Epsom Downs, Surrey  Guided Walk  Grade Leisurely to Moderate

Date Saturday 3 October: 10am – 4pm

Join us on this pretty 7 mile walk from Epsom Downs with far reaching views across London and the surrounding countryside.

Peak District - Stanage Edge, Robin Hood's Cave and Higger Tor: Guided Walk

Monday 5 October 10am – 3.30pm

Stanage Edge, one of the best known of the Peak District's iconic gritstone edge, is the focus for this 8.5 mile day walk. We will head up to the edge from the lovely village of Hathersage through a mixture of green fields and woodland.

Haworth Moor Nature Walk West Yorkshire 

Grade: Moderate

Monday 5 October 10am – 4pm

Join natural history expert Madeline on this exploration of the wild moorland habitat around Haworth.

Chatsworth Park, Edensor, Calton Lees Guided Walk Peak District 

Grade: Moderate

Tuesday 6 October 10am – 3.30pm

An 8.5 mile walk exploring Chatsworth Park and the surrounding area with splendid views of the iconic Chatsworth House on the banks of the River Derwent.

Grassington and the River Wharfe Nature Walk North Yorkshire 

Grade: Leisurely

Tuesday 6 October 10am – 4pm

Join natural history expert Madeline on this exploration of  gorgeous Grassington and surrounding area.

Saltaire and Shipley Glen Nature Walk West Yorkshire 

Grade: Leisurely

Wednesday 7 October 10am – 4pm

Join natural history expert Madeline on this exploration of  fascinating Saltaire and surrounding area.

Eyam Guided Walk, Peak District: The Plague Village and The Quiet Dales

Grade: Moderate

Thursday 8 October: 10am – 4pm

A varied guided walking from Eyam through the quieter dales to the south of the village. Eyam is well known for the part it played in the plague of 1665 when the people of the village self isolated in order to prevent the disease from spreading.

Tyne Valley Explorer: Corbridge

Grade: Leisurely

Thursday 15 October 10am – 2pm

A  gentle 4 mile walk from the attractive village of Corbridge exploring the Tyne Valley.

Tyne Valley Explorer: Stocksfield and Eltringham

Grade: Leisurely

Friday 16 October 10am – 2pm

A  gentle 4 mile circular guided walk taking in a lovely stretch of the River Tyne.

Tyne Valley Explorer: Ovingham/Whittle Dene/Ovington

Grade: Leisurely

Saturday 17 October 10am – 2pm

A  gentle walk  through farmland and beautiful woods, taking in pretty villages along the way.

Tyne Valley Explorer: Wylam/Clara Vale/Hagg Bank

Grade: Leisurely

Sunday 18 October 10am – 2pm

A gentle 4.5 mile guided walk incuding a section of the Tyne and a small nature reserve on the site of a former mine.

Kinder Scout East: Madwoman’s Stones Guided Walk

Monday 19 October 10am – 4pm

From Edale, we will head up to the plateau which looms above via one of the many well-trodden paths. On reaching the top, we will head towards the eastern edges and head off piste to the assembly of gritstone rocks called Madwoman's Stones.

Kinder Scout West: Kinder Downfall Guided Walk

Tuesday 20 October: 10am – 4pm

Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District, is a vast expanse of peat moorland bordered by evocative gritstone edges, weathered by the elements. On this walk we will venture away from the edges to explore the interior of Kinder.

Frensham Common, Surrey Guided Walk  Grade: Leisurely to Moderate

Thursday 22 October : 10am – 4pm

A varied, pretty 8 mile walk exploring the many facets of the Surrey landscape.

Derwent Edge and Abbey Brook, Peak District

Vulture Watch

Grade: Moderate

Friday 23 October: 10am – 4pm

ADDED INTEREST: This is the area where the bearded vulture has been spotted in flight. We have been fortunate enough to see it on previous outings. A walk from Derwent reservoir up onto Derwent Edge with its extensive views and fascinating range of gritsone tors. The walk descends via the viewpoint at Lost Lad to Abbey Brook, a partially forested, steep-sided valley reminiscent of the Scottish islands.

Hebden Bridge: Walk the Wild Side Midgley Moor and Milk Churn Joan

Grade: Moderate

Saturday 24 October : 10am – 4pm

Join local guide Jo for a day of wild walking from the market town of Hebden Bridge. Using lesser known routes Jo will guide the way  to Milk Churn Joan, an impressive standing stone with fantastic views.

Hebden Bridge: Walk the Wild Side Bell House Moor and Stoodley Pike

Grade: Moderate

Sunday 25 October : 10am – 4pm

Join local guide Jo for a day of wild walking from the market town of Hebden Bridge. Using lesser known routes Jo will guide the way to the high point of Stoodley Pike with fabulous views.

Peak District Millstones and Rocky Outcrops: Guided Walk

Thursday 29 October: 10am – 3.00pm

Join us for a varied guided walk from Fox House on Hathersage Road. We will be looking at the rugged gritstone  which shapes the landscape and bears testament to an industrial past.

November - More Dates Coming Soon

Nature and Art - A Journey through the Seasons: Autumn

Saturday 7 November: 10am - 4pm

Sunday 8 November: 10am - 4pm

Join us in the Peak District for a series of workshops with artist Colette Cameron to capture the sights, sounds, and smells of the seasons. There are 8 workshops in 2020 over 4 weekends each looking at a different season through the changes in the landscape around us.

 

Epsom Downs, Surrey  Guided Walk  Grade Leisurely to Moderate

Sunday 15 November: 10am – 4pm

Join us on this pretty 7 mile walk from Epsom Downs with far reaching views across London and the surrounding countryside.

Peak District Millstones and Rocky Outcrops: Guided Walk

Monday 30 November: 10am – 3.00pm

Join us for a varied walk from Fox House on Hathersage Road. We will be looking at the rugged gritstone  which shapes the landscape and bears testament to an industrial past.

December

Peak District - Stanage Edge, Robin Hood's Cave and Higger Tor: Guided Walk

Tuesday 1 December 10am – 3.00pm

Stanage Edge, one of the best known of the Peak District's iconic gritstone edge, is the focus for this 8.5 mile day walk. We will head up to the edge from the lovely village of Hathersage through a mixture of green fields and woodland.

Dates TBC

Hebden Bridge: Walk the Wild Side Midgley Moor and Milk Churn Joan

Grade: Moderate

TBC : 10am – 4pm

Join local guide Jo for a day of wild walking from the market town of Hebden Bridge. Using lesser known routes Jo will guide the way  to Milk Churn Joan, an impressive standing stone with fantastic views.

Peak District Villages and the River Derwent Guided Walk   

Grade: Leisurely

DATE TBC 10am – 2pm

A leisurely 5 mile walk taking in the quaint Peak District villages below Baslow and Curbar Edge.

Eyam Peak District Guided Walk: The Plague Village and The Dark /White Peak

Grade: Moderate

DATE TBC: 10am – 3pm

This guided walk from the plague village of Eyam covers a variety of terrain typical of both the Dark Peak and the White Peak.

Charlotte Bronte in the Peak District

Date tbc

Join us as we explore the historic Peak District village of Hathersage and its fascinating links to Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Bronte visited Hathersage in 1845 and it clearly made a lasting impression on her, providing inspiration for a variety of locations in her novel, Jane Eyre, first published in 1847.

Creative Writing and Nature Workshop

Date tbc

From William Wordsworth and Emily Bronte to Nan Shepherd and Mary Oliver, throughout history writers have been inspired by the natural world.

Join us for a wonderful day of reading, walking and writing as we immerse ourselves in the living world around us.