The Peak District National Park is home to incredible scenery and more than lives up to its reputation as one of Britain’s most inspiring National Parks. This adventure starts in the beautiful Hope Valley – the heart of the Peak District, home to picturesque and ancient landscapes. Join us and discover the rugged beauty of the Peaks!
The walk from Castleton to Hayfield via Kinder Scout is one of the Peak District National Park’s most popular routes, and for good reason!
Starting in the picturesque village of Castleton, we’ll trek through the heart of Hope Valley, passing by scenic countryside, quaint villages and charming farmhouses. Along the way, we’ll take in stunning views of the surrounding limestone crags and valleys. Once we reach Hollins Cross our route descends towards Edale, passing through lush green fields and rolling hills. The descent is gentle, with breathtaking views of the iconic Kinder Scout in the distance.
After a short rest in Edale we head towards the start of the Pennine Way, a footpath stretching over 250 miles from Derbyshire all the way to the Scottish Borders. Our initial ascent is steep, as the trail winds its way through rocky terrain and grassy slopes. As we climb higher, the views of the surrounding countryside become even more impressive!
From the summit of Kinder Scout, we’ll be rewarded with incredible views of the surrounding landscape, including the Pennines and the Dark Peak. After a few celebratory photos, it’ll be time to make our way back down!
On our descent towards Hayfield, we’ll pass through some of the most scenic areas of the Peak District, including the Kinder plateau. The route is steep in places and can be a challenge, but the stunning views make our hard work worthwhile! Upon reaching Hayfield we’ll celebrate our achievements with a glass of fizz and receive our challenge medal.