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Peak District

Peak District

The Peak District became England’s first national park in 1951. Located between Manchester and Sheffield, it is full of contrasts, whether it is the Dark Peak’s high exposed Moorlands and dramatic gritstone or the White Peak’s plateaus, limestone dales and rivers. One thing is sure, the scenery will not disappoint you.

 

If you want to explore a beautiful and unique place in England, than the Lake District should be in your priority list. This is the perfect gateway for a long weekend, to unwind, hike and admire the beauty of this place.

 

So what are you waiting for Girls on Travel? This seems like the perfect trip with other solo women travellers. 

Details
  • 29 - 31 March
  • Buxton
  • 8°C
  • Outdoor Break
  • Peak District
  • 3 Days
  • £ 320.00
  • A Girls on Travel ambassador will assist you during this weekend and make sure everything runs smooth and answers all your questions.
the programme

DAY 1

Departure from London late afternoon by car direction Peak District.

 

Arrival in Ashbourne at the hotel for a late dinner.

 

Accommodation: Albert Hotel Disley

DAY 2

After enjoying a nice breakfast at the hotel, off you go for an 18-mile bike ride at the Monsal Trail. This traffic free path runs through the former Midland Railway line. This 2h relaxed bike ride will offer you breathtaking views of places that have remained hidden since the railway closed in 1968 and is a great way to explore the area.

 

After this activity, you will be able to grab a bite in the most beautiful village in the White Peak: Castleton. From there explore the ruins of Peveril castle and the view it is offering.

 

You will then get ready for some exploration as it is time to go to Speedwell Cavern, ready to enter the inner world of the underground cave by boat. You will glide quietly through the workings of a 200-year-old lead mine, picturing what it was like carving these tunnels with the most primitive tools.

 

After this little adventure and before going back to the hotel, let’s explore the little village of Ashbourne, with its Tudor and Georgian heritage but also a plethora of small, family-run businesses.

 

Accommodation: Albert Hotel Disley

DAY 3

After breakfast at the hotel, it is time to enjoy what the Peak District is about: hiking! Mam Tor, meaning “mother hill”, is one of the most famous hikes of the district and should be on anybody’s bucket list. It sits on the edge of the Dark Peak and the White Peak, offering incredible views of the limestone parts of the National Park. Take your cameras! The hike should last about 2h giving you the time to stop and take pictures as you wish.

 

After the hike, you will head to Bakewell and have the opportunity to taste its famous pudding! Even though legend says it was created by mistake by a local cook, it can now be sampled at various bakeries.

 

From there and before heading back home, a visit to the Lake District wouldn’t be complete before visiting Chatsworth, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and passed through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house is renowned for its architecture, quality of art, gardens and hospitality. That makes it Britain’s best-loved stately home. 

 

It’s now time to say goodbye and drive back to London, fully energised after this wonderful weekend break to the Peak District.

 

What is included

*2 nights in a nice and cosy 3* hotel in a twin/triple shared room, breakfast included

*Transport to and from the Peak District

*Bike rental

*Speedwell Cavern entry

*Chatsworth House entry

What is not included

*Lunch and dinner 

*Any extra activities

good to know

Make sure you bring a raincoat in case the weather isn’t good. The Peak District can have all seasons in one day, so be prepared for this.

Bring warm clothes (scarf, hat, gloves…).

Hikes are easy but bring comfortable shoes and clothes.

This is meant to be a relaxing weekend to revitalise yourself and enjoy the beautiful nature this area has to offer, restaurants and activities can be decided together.

 N.B. Activities can be replaced for external reasons

Full price to pay by 17/03: £320 (-£150 deposit)

Deposit to secure place: £150

get it booked

Dates

29 - 31 March

how long?

3 Days

Where?

Peak District

DEPOSIT

£150.00
Deadline: 8th March 2019
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