Picturesque Peak District
Enjoy the beautiful scenic scenery
Two guided walks
Brand new walks for this tour
Holiday Inn The Derbyshire
Stay in a lovely well appointed hotel
With rolling hills, picturesque woodland and peat-covered moorlands, the Peak District has some of the prettiest landscapes in England.
Grade: Easy to Medium
Check-in at our hotel. When evening comes, we can enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Our full day walk today starts and finishes at Longshaw estate, a National Trust moorland estate between Chesterfield and Hathersage. The route takes us firstly through Burbage, a natural amphitheatre of gritstone cliffs where we climb gently up on good paths to Upper Burbage Bridge. We then cross a short section of moor to Stanage Edge, famous as a rock climbing venue and also used for film locations including the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice. Here we will reach the high point of the day with some stunning views. A short diversion from the path will be made to see some mill stones carved from the rocks hundreds of years ago, and now a symbol for the Peak District National Park. We then head south over fields and moor to the craggy Higger Tor and the ancient fort location of Carl Wark before crossing a stream and returning to Longshaw Estate Cafeteria for lunch (own cost).
After breakfast we will check out of our rooms before starting our morning walk. We will meet our guide who takes us on a one-way route starting in the small village of Birchover. We head over Stanton Moor and spend some time here visiting some of its special features such as the Cork Stone and the Nine Ladies Stones Circle before heading down through beech woods and old quarries. From there its onwards through fields descending into the Derwent valley and a quiet country road into Rowsley to finish.
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 a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness centre and beauty treatments (extra cost).
The stylish bedrooms have TV, iron, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and Wi-Fi.
The hotel is conveniently located off Junction 28 of the M1 with Alfreton station approximately 5 miles away.
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 7km (4.3 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.
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:
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.
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January - February||6 °C||1 °C|
|March||9 °C||2 °C|
|April||11 °C||3 °C|
|May||15 °C||6 °C|
|June||18 °C||9 °C|
|July - August||20 °C||11 °C|
|September||17 °C||9 °C|
|October||14 °C||7 °C|
|November||9 °C||3 °C|
|December||7 °C||2 °C|
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