Guided Day Walks and Workshops

Our guided day walks and workshops explore the beautiful landscape here in the UK. Many are on consecutive days, giving you the option of planning a multi-day visit. 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.

January

Stanage Edge, Robin Hood's Cave and Higger Tor

Wednesday 29 January: 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.

Millstones and Rocky Outcrops

Thursday 30 January: 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.

Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield

Friday 31 January: 11am – 1.30pm

Did you know that Mary, Queen of Scots, was held prisoner in Sheffield for around 14 years? Come along and find out where she was held and visit the best-preserved building that Mary herself would have known.

February

Nature and Art - A Journey through the Seasons: Winter

Saturday 8 February: 10am - 4pm

Sunday 9 February: 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.

 

Creative Writing and Nature Workshop

Saturday 15 February 2020

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.

 

Charlotte Bronte in the Peak District

Sunday 16 February 2020

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.

Millstones and Rocky Outcrops

Wednesday 26 February: 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.

Stanage Edge, Robin Hood's Cave and Higger Tor

Thursday 27 February: 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.

Kinder Scout West: Kinder Downfall

Friday 28 February: 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.

Kinder Scout East: Madwoman’s Stones

Saturday 29 February: 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.

March

Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield

Monday 2 March: 11am – 1.30pm

Did you know that Mary, Queen of Scots, was held prisoner in Sheffield for around 14 years? Come along and find out where she was held and visit the best-preserved building that Mary herself would have known.

Gentleman Jack - Shibden Hall and Anne Lister's Halifax

Saturday 28 March: 11am - 4pm

The BBC TV series Gentleman Jack, starring Suranne Jones, 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 places she frequented in Halifax.

Gentleman Jack - A Walk Around Anne Lister's Shibden Dale

Sunday 29 March: 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 rural walk from her ancestral home, Shibden Hall followed by a visit to the hall.

April

Kinder Scout East: Madwoman’s Stones

Monday 6 April: 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.

Gentleman Jack - Shibden Hall and Anne Lister's Halifax

Wednesday 22 April; 11am - 4pm

The BBC TV series Gentleman Jack, starring Suranne Jones, 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 places she frequented in Halifax.

Gentleman Jack - A Walk Around Anne Lister's Shibden Dale

Thursday 23 April: 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 rural walk from her ancestral home, Shibden Hall followed by a visit to the hall.

Nature and Art - A Journey through the Seasons: Spring

Saturday 25 April: 10am - 4pm

Sunday 26 April: 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.

 

Stanage Edge, Robin Hood's Cave and Higger Tor

Monday 27 April: 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.

Millstones and Rocky Outcrops

Tuesday 28 April: 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.

May

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Woodland Walk with Fran Halsall: Bretton Clough

Date  Saturday 16 May 2020: 2pm - 4.30pm

Do you want to gain confidence in identifying trees and woodland plants? Interested to know about woodland habitats and how people have shaped them throughout history? Join Fran Halsall of Sheffield Woodland Connections for a guided walk through Bretton Clough with its oak and birch woodland and swathes of bluebells.

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Photography Workshop: Landscape, Trees and Plants Longshaw Estate

Sunday 17 May 2020: 3pm - 8pm

Join photographer Fran Halsall for a photography workshop from Surprise View, taking in the Millstone Edge escarpment and the morrland and woodland around Lawrence Field.

June

Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield

Monday 8 June: 11am – 1.30pm

Did you know that Mary, Queen of Scots, was held prisoner in Sheffield for around 14 years? Come along and find out where she was held and visit the best-preserved building that Mary herself would have known.

Kinder Scout East: Madwoman’s Stones

Wednesday 24 June 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.

July

Kinder Scout West: Kinder Downfall

Thursday 9 July: 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.

August

Hathersage, Peak District

Nature and Art - A Journey through the Seasons: Summer

Saturday 8 August: 10am - 4pm

Sunday 9 August: 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.

 

Kinder Scout West: Kinder Downfall

Wednesday 12 August: 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.

Gentleman Jack - Shibden Hall and Anne Lister's Halifax

Thursday 13 August: 11am - 4pm

The BBC TV series Gentleman Jack, starring Suranne Jones, 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 places she frequented in Halifax.

Gentleman Jack - A Walk Around Anne Lister's Shibden Dale

Friday 14 August: 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 rural walk from her ancestral home, Shibden Hall followed by a visit to the hall.

Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield

Monday 17 August: 11am – 1.30pm

Did you know that Mary, Queen of Scots, was held prisoner in Sheffield for around 14 years? Come along and find out where she was held and visit the best-preserved building that Mary herself would have known.

Stanage Edge, Robin Hood's Cave and Higger Tor

Tuesday 18 August: 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.

Copyright Fran Halsall.

Photography Workshop: Landscape, Trees and Plants Froggatt Edge

Sunday 30 August 2020: 2pm - 7pm

Join photographer Fran Halsall for a photography workshop along Froggatt Edge, a dramatic sandstone escarpment with brich woodland, bilberries and heather.

September

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Woodland Walk with Fran Halsall: Surprise View

Date  Sunday 20 September 2020: 2.30pm - 5pm

Do you want to gain confidence in identifying trees and woodland plants? Interested to know about woodland habitats and how people have shaped them throughout history? Join Fran Halsall of Sheffield Woodland Connections for a guided walk from Surprise View to Millstone Edge and Lawrence Field.

October

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Photography Workshop: Landscape, Trees and Plants Padley Gorge

Sunday 18 October 2020: 12.30pm - 5.30pm

Join photographer Fran Halsall for a photography workshop in Padley Gorge SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), a wonderful example of upland oak-birch woodland that is famed for its ancient coppiced oaks.

Kinder Scout East: Madwoman’s Stones

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

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.

Millstones and Rocky Outcrops

Thursday 29 October: 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.

Nature and Art - A Journey through the Seasons: Autumn

Saturday 31 October: 10am - 4pm

Sunday 1 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.

 

November

Copyright Fran Halsall.

Woodland Walk with Fran Halsall: Padley Gorge

Date  Saturday 7 November 2020: 11am - 1.30pm

Do you want to gain confidence in identifying trees and woodland plants? Interested to know about woodland habitats and how people have shaped them throughout history? Join Fran Halsall of Sheffield Woodland Connections for a guided walk through Padley Gorge SSSI, considered to be the Peak District's best surviving example of upland oak-birch woodland, and learn what makes this place so special.

Millstones and Rocky Outcrops

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

Stanage Edge, Robin Hood's Cave and Higger Tor

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.