The Hope Pilgrimage: Edale to Eyam, Peak District Grade: Moderate


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4 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 4 Maximum 12
Holiday Dates
11 - 15 July 2022, Mon - Fri 4 nights
Hathersage, Peak District
Walk Grade
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 10 weeks in advance


The Hope Pilgrimage is a 30 mile long distance footpath linking the villages of the beautiful Hope Valley in the Derbyshire Peak District. It begins in the Dark Peak village of Edale, the most popular place to start a walk in the UK due to its location at the start of the Pennine Way and at the foot of Kinder Scout, the Peak District’s highest point.

From Edale, we head over the Great Ridge into Castleton with its Norman castle looming overhead. We then follow the Hope Valley to Bradwell, famed for its delicious ice cream – and the Hope cement factory. Then it is onwards to Hope itself before arriving in Hathersage with its outdoor shops and links to both Robin Hood and Charlotte Bronte. Our final leg, takes us to historic Eyam, the “plague village”.

As we progress along the route, we will be popping in to some lovely churches along the way to get our guide books stamped. Although this walk has been designed as a pilgrimage, for us it is simply a very good linear walking route. However, do feel free to join us if the pilgrimage aspect appeals to you too.

We will stay at the Little John in Hathersage throughout our walking break. There are plenty of places to shop, eat and there is even an outdoor pool for a refreshing dip.

This 30 mile guided walk takes 3 days and there will be an option of an extra half day walk from Hathersage on the final morning.

Twin Ensuite Room (shared with another participant) £565 / Single Occupancy Ensuite Room £665 / Single Occupancy with Shared Bathroom £625 Price Includes: 4 nights B&B accommodation/ packed lunch each day/ transport to and from walks/ guide book for stamps along the way. Not Included: dinner - this will be arranged by your guide/ personal expenses/ insurance.
The walk is graded moderate and involves walks of between 9 and 11 miles per day so a good level of fitness is required. The paths can be rough underfoot but are generally well maintained. There are some prolonged and occasionally steep ascents on the route but we can take our time. There are various options to shorten the walk if you wish to finish early.
Your guide for this holiday is Clare Kelly, owner of Her on a Hill and local to the area. "If you know me already, you will know that I love the Peak District in general and the Hope Valley in particular and so am very excited to be leading this break."
We will be staying at the Little John in the centre of Hathersage, the perfect location in the Hope Valley. All of the rooms are spacious doubles or twins and a hearty breakfast is included.
Travel to the Little John, Hathersage S32 1DD By public transport Hathersage is on the Sheffield to Manchester trainline with services running once an hour at most times. You can also arrive by bus from Sheffield. By car From the south take the M1 to J29 and then follow the A617. Take B6051, B6054 and A6187 to Station Rd/B6001 in Hathersage. From the north take the M1 to J34 and then follow A6109. Take A625 and A6187 to Station Rd/B6001 in Hathersage. If you want to avoid Sheffield you can exit earlier at J36. There is off road parking available at the accommodation.


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  • 11/07/2022
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