3-Night Peak District Gentle Guided Walking Holiday

Sunrise of The Great Ridge at Mam Tor hill in Peak District
Duration: 3 nights
Type: Gentle Walks
Walking Grade: 1 & 2
from £339pp £294pp

The Peak District National Park is home to beautiful countryside. Meander through enchanting limestone valleys at a gentle pace, visit timeless villages, with the opportunity to walk on the area's stunning gritstone edges.

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our Country House
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • 2 days guided walking
  • Use of our comprehensive Discovery Point

Trip Notes

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You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.) Please join us for afternoon tea.


Option 1 - Chatsworth Park

Distance:  3 miles (5km) 

Ascent: 400 feet (120m) 

In SummaryStarting in the estate village of Baslow we will enter the beautiful Chatsworth Park. Our exploration of the grounds will take in The Jubillee Stone and the Hunting Tower before descending to the house for a cuppa in the magnificent stables.    

HighlightTake time to admire magnificent Chatsworth House and its expansive landscaped grounds. 

 

Option 2 - Curbar Gap and Chatsworth

Distance: 5 miles (8km)  

Ascent: 500 feet (150m) 

In SummaryStarting at Curbar Gap our walk will take us along one of the famous Edges, passing the Eagle Stone and Wellington Monument before descending to Baslow and taking the route of option 1 through Chatsworth grounds. 

Highlight:  Admire the grandeur of Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and its surrounding parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. 

 

Option 3 - The Edges and Chatsworth

Distance: 7 miles (11km) 

Ascent: 900 feet (270m) 

In SummaryHigh up on the Moors we take an exhilarating walk along Froggatt, and Curbar Edge before continuing along the route of option 2 through the grounds of Chatsworth.  

HighlightThe gritstone escarpment of Curbar and Froggart Edge is one of the most popular walks in the Peak District, with sweeping views over the Derwent Valley. 

 


Option 1 - Alstonefield to Hartington

 Distance: 3½ miles (5.5km) 

Ascent: 400 feet (120m) 

In SummaryWe will have time to explore the village of Alstonefield before descending gently through the dry Narrowdale to reach the River Dove.  Then we follow the river up stream through tranquil Beresford Dale to reach the village of Hartington, famous for it’s cheese.   

HighlightSample the local Stilton and Dovedale cheeses at the Hartington cheese shop. 

 

Option 2 - Along the Upper Dove

Distance: 6 miles (9.5km) 

Ascent: 900 feet (280m)  

In SummaryStarting in the Staffordshire village of Alstonefield we descend on a quiet lane to the hamlet of Milldale, cross the River Dove into Derbyshire and follow the river up through Wolfescote Dale and Beresford Dale to reach Hartington.  

HighlightMilldale is renown for its connections with Isaak Walton whose book The Compleat Angler was written in 1653. 

 

Option 3 - Through limestone dales

Distance: 9 miles (13km) 

Ascent: 600 feet (180m) 

In SummaryThis walk also starts by descending to Milldale, then takes a steep zigzag path to reach Shining Tor and fields to reach the Tissington Trail (the former LNWR railway). On a clear day there are  good views from the trail before descending back to the River Dove in Wolfescote Dale and following this and Beresford Dale to reach Hartington.   

HighlightLook out for the abundant bird life in Woldscote Dale including Dippers, Herons and Goosanders. 

 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


The Peveril of the Peak

The Peveril of the Peak, named after Sir Walter Scott’s novel, stands proudly in the Peak District countryside, close to the village of Thorpe. Backed by the cone of Thorpe Cloud, which guards the entrance to Dovedale Gorge and the famous stepping stones at the entrance to the gorge, it’s an ideal base for people hoping to explore the Derbyshire countryside. Surrounded by extensive grounds and rolling countryside, it’s a picturesque retreat with 46 rooms, large shared spaces and a pleasant bar. Stride out from the house to find Dovedale’s wooded ravine, cave-like Dove Holes and of course stepping stones. Upstream lie the heights nicknamed the Dovedale Castle and the Twelve Apostles, best viewed from the grassy spur called Lovers’ Leap. While the Peak bit of the area name refers to small English hills rather than great summits, there’s superb walking to be had on the Roaches and the gritstone escarpment of Stanage Edge, while Chatsworth, Tissington and Bakewell make attractive places to explore too.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house. With 46 rooms, Peveril of the Peak has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Room 2 on the ground floor (accessible via 7 steps down from reception) is spacious and attractively styled with a door opening on to the grounds while the Chatsworth Room has a four-poster bed to recline on.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, lounge, bar, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day delving into the Dovedale Gorge or exploring the Peak District, return to the house. Relax on the patio with a coffee or cold drink and soak up the wide-ranging countryside views. Take a turn through the garden and look out for the small canon on one of the lawns. Make your way inside to sit comfortably in the lounge where there’s a stash of wood and a log burner for those colder days or snag a seat in the bar with your fellow guests and sip a great local ale by the large windows.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Peveril of the Peak is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of regional flavours that might include venison sausage and Derbyshire oatcake, roast rump of Chatsworth lamb and a homemade Bakewell tart with a scoop of decadent Peak Dairy cherry Bakewell ice cream.

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What to Bring

Essential Equipment

  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner,
  • Thermos flask for hot drink,
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar.
  • Small torch
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed)

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents
  • Insect repellent,
  • Sun hat,
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Version Price Status Trip Notes Book
2019
01 Nov - 04 Nov 2019 Itinerary £339 £294 Save £45 Per Person Book Now
2020
24 Apr - 27 Apr 2019 Itinerary £385 Available Book Now
26 Jun - 29 Jun 2019 Itinerary £395 £345 Save £50 Per Person Book Now
18 Sep - 21 Sep 2019 Itinerary £395 £345 Save £50 Per Person Book Now
Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Gentle Walks
Walking Grade:
1

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