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.

October 2019

A Walk Along London's Regents Canal

Sunday 13 October : 10:00am - 3:30pm

Experience a truly unique perspective of the city of London by following the historic canal from Limehouse in the east of the city to Little Venice in the west. This is London as you’ve never seen it before and offers a host of opportunities to enjoy city life as it has developed along this vital and vibrant  waterway.

Stanage Edge, Robin Hood’s Cave and North Lees Hall

Friday 25 October 2019: 10am – 2.30pm

Join us on a lovely walk from Hathersage up across open fields and through woodland to Stanage Edge, an iconic gritstone edge, where we may see climbers tackling some of the famous routes the area has to offer.

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Tree and Plant Identification Workshop with Fran Halsall

Saturday 26 October : 10:00am - 1:00pm

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.

Gentleman Jack - Anne Lister in Halifax

Saturday 26 October 2019: 10.00am - 1.00pm

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 the places she frequented in Halifax.

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

Sunday 27 October 2019: 10.00am - 1.00 / 1.30pm

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.

November 2019

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Photography Workshop: Landscape, Trees and Plants

Saturday 2 November: 10:00am - 5:00pm

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.

Nature and Art - A Day of Gathering and Contemplation

Saturday 30 November 2019: 10am – 4.00pm

Enjoy an early winter foray into nature where we will explore our surroundings stopping to enjoy creative exercises and to gather a few natural materials for use in our indoor art session.

 

February 2020

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.

Dates TBC

Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield

Date TBC: 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 West: Kinder Downfall

Date tbc: 10am – 4.30pm

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

Date tbc 2019: 10am – 4.00pm

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.

Millstones and Rocky Outcrops

Date tbc: 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 and Higger Tor

Date tbc 2019: 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.