Christmas is over, which means it’s time to put down the boxes of chocolates, turn off the TV and get moving again. And what better way to kickstart your new healthy lifestyle for 2020 than by preparing for a scenic walk through the beautiful Peak District?
Starting in February, Large Outdoors is hosting regular Castleton and Mam Tor day walks, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy a guided hike over the region’s rolling hills, soaking up the breathtaking scenery and enjoying the fresh air along the way.
The eight-mile trek begins at Castleton in Derbyshire before taking ramblers through the Limestone Way and the gorge of Cave Dale. Hikers will then be able to enjoy some of the best landscape in the Peak District, with miles of green hills and stonewalls around.
After this, hikers climb Mam Tor, measuring 517 metres high. The peak, otherwise known as Shivering Mountain, is an ambitious feat, but trekkers are reassured the “climb is gentle and worth the extra effort once you reach the summit”.
Being so high up, you will be able to take in views across the national park while enjoying a scenic lunch. On the way down, the tour will travel to Hollins Cross, offering a gentle descent back to Castleton.
The first date for this trip is Sunday February 23rd, meeting at 09:00 in the morning at the visitor centre.
Therefore, it is a good idea to book bed and breakfast accommodation in Castleton, so you can have a good night’s sleep and a hearty meal before the long day ahead.