Guided Day Walks and Workshops

Covid 19 Update: Our guided day walks will restart on 2 April and will be limited to 5 participants until 21 June when restrictions are due to be lifted.

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.

April

Magpie Mine and Monsal Head Guided Walk Peak District 

Grade: Moderate

Friday 2 April 10am – 3.30pm

A 9 mile walk from idyllic Ashford in the Water exploring the iconic Magpie Mine and the viaduct at Monsal Head.

Peak District: Ringinglow, Ox Stones and Stanedge Pole

Guided Walk   Grade: Moderate

Saturday 3 April 9.30am – 3pm

An 8 mile guided walk on the lesser known paths around Stanage Edge. Expect great views and quiet tracks.

Peak District Millstones, Rocky Outcrops and the Longshaw Estate

Grade: Moderate

Friday 9 April: 9.30am – 3pm

A varied 8.5 mile guided walk taking in some of the iconic features of this part of the Peak District including remnants of its historic past. There are dramatic quarries and edges, abandoned millstones plus an Iron Age hill fort. Add to that a beautiful silver birch woodland, stretches of moorland and the gentler scenery of a National Trust estate and you have the makings of a memorable day out.

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

Monday 12 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.

Curbar, Calver and the River Derwent Peak District Guided Walk   

Grade: Leisurely

Monday 19 April 10.30am – 2.30pm

A leisurely 5.5 mile walk taking in the quaint Peak District villages below Baslow and Curbar Edge, followed by a return journey along the river. A beautiful stretch of woodland is particularly stunning in Autumn.

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

Grade: Moderate

Monday 26 April: 9.30am – 3.30pm

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.

Derwent Edge and Lost Lad, Peak District

Grade: Moderate

Tuesday 27 April: 9.30am – 3pm

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 the reservoir below.

Kinder Scout East: Madwoman’s Stones Guided Walk

Wednesday 28 April 9.30am – 3.30pm

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.

May

Mam Tor Classic Peak District Guided Walk

Grade: Low Moderate

Tuesday 18 May 10.30am - 1.30pm

Mam Tor is a classic Peak District destination with a fascinating history and spectacular views. Join us for this guided walk taken at a leisurely pace.

Chatsworth Park, Edensor, Calton Lees Guided Walk Peak District 

Grade: Moderate

Wednesday 19 May 10.30am – 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.

Peak District Moors: Eyam and Offerton Guided Walk

Grade: Moderate

Thursday 20 May 9.30am – 3pm

An 8.5 mile walk from Hathersage to explore the high moorland to the south. Extensive views across the Hope Valley and beyond.

Peak District Millstones and Rocky Outcrops 

Grade: Low Moderate

Friday 21 May: 9.30am – 3pm

A varied 6.5 mile guided walk taking in some of the iconic features of this part of the Peak District including remnants of its historic past. There are dramatic quarries and edges, abandoned millstones plus an Iron Age hill fort. In addition there is a beautiful silver birch woodland, expanses of moorland and a lovely stretch of river.

Kinder Scout West: Kinder Downfall Guided Walk

Monday 24 May: 9.30am – 3.30pm

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.

Chatsworth Park and Edensor Guided Walk Peak District  Leisurely

Tuesday 25 May 10.30am – 2.30pm

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

Peak District Millstones, Rocky Outcrops and the Longshaw Estate

Grade: Moderate

Saturday 29 May 9.30am – 3pm

A varied 8.5 mile guided walk taking in some of the iconic features of this part of the Peak District including remnants of its historic past. There are dramatic quarries and edges, abandoned millstones plus an Iron Age hill fort. Add to that a beautiful silver birch woodland, stretches of moorland and the gentler scenery of a National Trust estate and you have the makings of a memorable day out.

Kinder Scout East: Madwoman’s Stones Guided Walk

Sunday 30 May 9.30am – 3.30pm

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.

Dates TBC

Epsom Downs, Surrey  Guided Walk  Grade Leisurely to Moderate

Date TBC: 10am – 4pm

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

Saltaire and Shipley Glen Nature Walk West Yorkshire 

Grade: Leisurely

Date TBC 9.30am – 3.30pm

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

Haworth Moor Nature Walk West Yorkshire 

Grade: Moderate

Date TBC 9.30am – 3.30pm

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

Grassington and the River Wharfe Nature Walk North Yorkshire 

Grade: Leisurely

Date TBC 9.30am – 3.30pm

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

Frensham Common, Surrey Guided Walk  Grade: Leisurely to Moderate

Date TBC : 10am – 4pm

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

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

Grade: Moderate

DATE 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.

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

Grade: Moderate

DATE 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 the high point of Stoodley Pike with fabulous views.

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.