Come and join us on our Get Together Walks (this is the new name for Celebration Walks)with at least 3 different level walks all starting from the same location. Enjoy meeting and walking with the other Dales health walking groups on outstanding walks for all ability ranges – Very Easy, Easy, Moderate and Long walks.
Autumn Get Together Walks
Wednesday 18 October 10.30am
Meet at Longshaw Estate (National Trust) main Woodcroft car park which is at the top of the estate off A625 on the left just before the Fox House pub—Grid Ref: SK267802 (Pay and Display £3.40 up to 4 hours, £5.00 all day, National Trust members free) - toilets, café and Visitor Centre.
All Walks depart at 10.30am
Join us for 3 spectacular walks with some of the best views in the Peak District. Taking in Higger Tor, Stannage Edge, Hope Valley, Eyam Moor, Padley Gorge, and the Edges.
Very Easy Walk — 2 miles
A lovely mainly level walk on good surfaces through the estate. We walk down past the Visitors Centre and café past the Lake with superb distant views of Higger Tor, Carl Walk and Stanage Edge in the distance. We then bear left into the estate grounds on grassy tracks and up round through beautiful trees returning along the path to the visitors Centre.
Easy Walk — 3 miles
A slightly longer walk through the centre of the estate towards Froggatt Edge and White Edge with superb distant views in all directions. We leave the main estate and cross the road and walk up towards White Edge Lodge before swinging left up through beauti-ful gullies and woodland re-entering the Estate. Here the views are really spectacular taking in Higger Tor, Carl Walk and Stannage and the Hope Valley. We follow the grassy path along the top re-turning to the café and Visitors Centre.
Moderate Progression Walk — Longshaw to Padley Gorge 4 .2 miles (or 3.7 miles shorter option) (175 metres of ascent and descent—Fit walkers only)
A more challenging spectacular walk through the Estate and down into to Padley Gorge. We take the same route as the Very Easy Walk passing the lake and walking through the centre on the Estate. We then carry straight on towards the Edge above Padley Gorge where we enter the woods . We follow the edge and then drop down crossing a brook to Tedgeness Road where we follow the lane down and cross the road into Padley Gorge itself. We cross the river over the footbridge and climb high up the steeply stepped side of the gorge. We continue through the ancient woodland emerging out of the gorge itself with stunning views ahead. We follow Burbage Brook and reach the footbridge. Here walkers can return to the Visitors Centre saving half a mile or carry on up through more woods and finally swinging round to enter the Estate from the north.
Lots of us wish we did more exercise. We know it’s good for us and we know our health’s important, but it can be easy to find excuses for not actually getting out there and doing it.
Walking as part of a small group is a good way to start and keep going. You will make friends, encourage each other and discover new walks in and around your neighbourhood.
Our friendly, welcoming walks help people make new friends and get out
and about—it’s perfect for people who don’t fancy intense exercise. You can start off slowly and build up gradually as you get more confident.
Please wear some good comfortable shoes and take note of the weather
conditions as waterproofs or a "brolly" may be required. Please bring some change for refreshments or a "cuppa" afterwards.