The Peak Pilgrimage: Ilam to Eyam Grade: Moderate


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4 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 3 Maximum 9
Holiday Dates
12 - 16 June, Sun - Thurs 4 nights
Hartington, Peak District
Walk Grade
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 10 weeks in advance


The Peak Pilgrimage is a long distance footpath designed to link some of the most idyllic villages of the Peak District. It begins in the White Peak and follows some of the most spectacular limestone dales before entering the Dark Peak where moorland prevails.

We start in the pretty village of Ilam, itself a centre of pilgrimage for a 1000 years. From here, we enter Dove Dale, perhaps the best known of the Peak District dales with its iconic stepping stones. And after a visit to Alstonefield,, we continue north to Hartington.

From Hartington, the trail continues and we visit Monyash, Lathkill Dale and then on to Bakewell,famed for its pudding. From here highlights include the unique village of Edensor, part of the Chatsworth Estate, Chatsworth Park, the River Derwent and finally Eyam. Eyam, aka the “plague village” is a wonderful place to end our walk, full of interest and with an astonishing history.

We will stay at the lovely Hartington Hall Youth Hostel throughout our walking break. This 17th Century manor house has some wonderful original features and a tranquil location.

The 35 mile guided walk takes 3.5 days with the longest day being 11 miles and the last day being 6 miles so that we can travel home in the afternoon.

Twin Shared Room £520 / Single Room £540/ Single Occupancy £580 / Single Occupancy Ensuite Room £620 Price Includes: 
  • 4 nights full board accommodation
  • Transport to walks each day
  • Pilgrimage handbook for stamps
Not Included:
  • Transport to Hartington
  • Drinks and Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
We will stay at the lovely Hartington Hall Youth Hostel, a former 17th century manor house with some lovely original features. Please note however, that this is a youth hostel and the facilities and rooms reflect this. The rooms are of a typical size and standard that you would expect from a hostel. The food is good and is standard fare suited to a walking holiday.
Your guide for this holiday is Clare Kelly, owner of Her on a Hill with over 20 years experience as a walking guide.
The walks on this guided holiday are between 6 and 11 miles long on good footpahts. There is no challenging terrain in terms of steep edges, etc.
Hartington Youth Hostel Hall Bank, Buxton, Hartington, Derbyshire, SK17 0A YHA Hartington is signed from the centre of Hartington village, three miles off the A515 Buxton-Ashbourne road. The nearest train staion is Derby and you can get a bus from here to Ashbourne.It will then be a long bus journey or a taxi ride.


Available Dates: Please select a date below
  • 12/06/2022
Total: 520.00

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