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Shutterstock 310717 Chatsworth Estate

With rolling hills, picturesque woodland and peat-covered moorlands, the Peak District has some of the prettiest landscapes in England. Grade: Easy to Medium

Join us on our rambling weekend and come and stretch your legs in this marvellous setting.

Shutterstock 4016011 Hathersage Village


Our full day walk on Saturday starts from the Peak Shopping Village in Rowsley through Smeltingmill Wood and on to Beeley. We approach the gorgeous Chatsworth Estate heading up Hell Bank Plantation and cross the Rabbit Warren with its fabulous views over the Derwent Valley before we descend through Stand Wood to Chatsworth for lunch (not included). Our path then crosses the bridge towards the beautifully located estate village of Edensor before following the old coach road towards Ball Cross and descending into Bakewell, famed for its delicious puddings!


Sunday’s half day walk starts from the town of Matlock. Once a hydropathic resort, our path leads up to Lumsdale with its tumbling waterfalls and old mill before we head on this circular route to Riber with its 19th century castle constructed between 1862 and 1866 by John Smedley. With commanding views over Matlock, no-one has lived there since the 1930’s.

The Derbyshire Hotel

Well situated on the doorstep of the Peak District this new hotel is ideal for a rambling break.

The hotel is conveniently located off Junction 28 of the M1 with Alfreton station approximately 8 miles away. Complimentary car parking is available.

Facilities include

Facilities include a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness centre and beauty treatments (extra cost).

Rooms include 

The stylish bedrooms have TV, iron, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and Wi-Fi

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Useful Information

Location & Transport
The hotel is conveniently located off Junction 28 of the M1 with Alfreton station approximately 5 miles away.

Walking programme
Two guided walks are included in the programme. The walking programme is graded easy to medium and you can expect to walk up to 15km (9.3 miles) on the first walk and around 6km (3.7 miles) on the second walk. A coach will be used to transfer you to the starting point of the walks.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.

You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

What to Wear
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.

Whilst we would hope for good weather during your holiday, it is of course impossible to guarantee this. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses

There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides, porters and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £5. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
07 Sep 2018 09 Sep 2018 2 All Ages £ 305 Guaranteed Departure BOOK
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 What's included:

  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Use of hotel leisure facilities
  • 2 guided walks, including transfers
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Half Board:
    Breakfast & dinner
  • ½ bottle of wine each evening

What’s extra:

  • Insurance see here

Walking Notes

  • Grade: Easy to medium
  • Distance: Approximately 6-15 km per day
  • Walking boots: Essential


  • You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.

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