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Peaks and Moors Spring Hiking Weekend
Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd April, 2018

This adventure is BOOKING FAST! Only a few places left so be quick!

This is the only Spring cleaning you need to do this year! Blow the cobwebs away as you scramble up a unique 'castle', take in sweeping views across the moorlands and explore iconic hills on this refreshing two-day escape. Only 8 spaces!

Photo of the Alport Castles © Raymond Knapman


Spend two days hiking across the windswept moors, hills and valleys of the Peak District National Park - you'll experience a variety of terrain and loads of interesting geological features to boot! The Peak District was the UK’s first national park and is a fantastic hiking destination - but its also well-known for its climbing, mountain biking and caves. You’ll be staying right in the heart of the Dark Peak area characterised by high moorland plateaus and famous for its gritstone edges which offer great views across the surrounding landscape - each day we'll take you to see the best views and the most spectacular features. There are fantastic walks right from the door of your accommodation or you can drive further afield to check out the more well-known mountains or explore a different area.

If you've never come on an EC Adventure before, they're informal, friendly and great fun. We generally have singles, couples and small sets of friends coming along, from complete beginners to adventure professionals - what we all share is a love for adventure. Ages tend to range between mid 20s and mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome!


On Saturday and Sunday you’ll head out for full day guided walks to explore as part of a small group of just 8 people. The superb location means you’ll be spoilt for choice for walks and you can head from the door straight into the spectacular scenery. One day you’ll hike along the ridge overlooking Ladybower Reservoir, surrounded by woodland and topped by high moors, and explore Alport Castles, a spectacular rocky feature nearby created by an ancient landslip over half a mile long. You can even scramble all the way to the top of the Tower if you fancy! On the other day hike options include the wild and windswept plateau of Kinder Scout, or the iconic Mam Tor with breathtaking views over the Hope and Edale Valleys. 



You'll be sharing our accommodation with the 8 participants on the EC Mountain Biking Course - the lovely John Hunt Base at Hagg Farm, situated between Ladybower and Glossop in the High Peak. It's ideally situated and often used as a base for hillwalking but also mountain and road biking, trail running and photography. There is a lounge/dining room with TV/DVD, well equipped kitchen, and recently refurbished showers and toilets. Sleeping accommodation consists of bunk style and single beds split between 4 bedrooms. Duvet, sheets and pillows are provided so you'll just need to bring a towel.

In the grounds are a picnic area, wildlife garden with large fire pit and a playing field with climbing boulder. We've got the fire pit to ourselves on Saturday night so bring some marshmallows!


  • 2 nights' accommodation on the John Hunt Base in Hagg Farm 
  • 2 home-cooked breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday
  • A home-cooked dinner on Saturday night 
  • 2 days fully guided walking in a small group of 8, led by a qualified and experienced Mountain Leader 
  • EC Host for the weekend


You can download our recommended hiking kit list HERE.


BOOK NOW to take advantage of our discounted earlybird pricing!

  • Discounted Earlybird price for EC CLUB Members - £169 (if deposit paid before 16th March 2018)
  • Discounted Earlybird price for non EC CLUB Members - £179 (if deposit paid before 16th March 2018)
  • Standard price for EC CLUB Members - £179
  • Standard price for non EC CLUB Members - £189

You'll need to pay a £75 deposit when booking with the balance due by 23rd March 2018.

There are ONLY 8 SPACES so if you want to come along book now using the button below!

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If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email enquiries@explorersconnect.com or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.