Welcome to our first 2019 Newsletter. We would like to thank you for choosing to walk with Path2Peaks and extend a heartfelt welcome to our new members and friends from last year.
January – The year got off to a snowy start with our first walk along the ‘Great ridge’ facing snow and wind but many of you were not put off by the elements and had a great day in the fresh air albeit the non-existent views which on a clear day are beautiful.
February, we had two days of great walking to Monsal head with warm fine weather, we saw the work that had been done on the dew ponds and witnessed miles of dry stones walls and even the odd new born lamb en-route the views were great and many of you also had time to explore Bakewell.#
March many of you enjoyed the ‘White edge ‘ walk from Curbar to Longshaw returning along Froggatt and Curbar edge’ home to numerous climbing routes and first ascents. Gosh what a cold day it turned out to be and caught many of us by surprise with the beautiful warm sunshine before we all left home.
April Well done to all of you who joined us on Win Hill and Crook Hill walk a bitterly cold day again but a fantastic walk, pace and achievement and for many their first 10 mile walk.
We have also been out and about; Angela has had two trips to Scotland as part of the Winter Mountain leader training. Sadly, also meeting the team who were caught up in the Avalanche!!!
I have been on several ski trips including a ‘Back country off piste’ in St Anton, skiing with BASI friends in Morzine and Zermatt with my sons, exploring untracked snow on the remote mountains, and exploring new routes for Path2Peaks walks.
What’s coming up?
Fancy a mini adventure ?
Wild Camping Weekend Snowdonia National Park 20th July 2019…
Have you ever wanted to go Wild Camping alone? But didn’t know where to go, what you need to take, or what you need to know? Do you have the skills but lack the confidence? No more excuses – lets get out there and actually do it?
Path2Peaks will provide you with the skills, confidence, and excuse needed to spend a night on your own in the wild. £85 equipment available to hire.
We have several entry level navigation courses which would benefit many of you wanting to explore more on your own
Navigation Practice -in the Peak District National Park
We will take you off the beaten track, this is a practical and fun way to learn the art of navigation. Our hands on one or two full day courses are based in the Dark Peak area, which is a perfect place to practice navigational skills. Select from our Bronze, Silver or Gold packages.
Prices include a qualified and insured Mountain Leader with a Wilderness First Aid Certification
Wellbeing Retreat Edale 13-15th September
September we will be holding our Wellbeing retreat in the Peak District offering a weekend of walks, Yoga and meditation and relaxation – it’s about having fun with like-minded women. Fancy a weekend of pure self-indulgence?
Enjoy a nice walk, a meditation session or pure relaxation with Yoga? Tips for a healthier lifestyle and nutrition? Having fun and a laugh with likeminded women. We will be running the weekend at Edale the cost is £95 per person price includes camping and vehicle parking and as many workshop sessions you would like to take part in. We have secured a Campsite with super pitches, toilet and shower facilities. All activities are optional Details
Not included in the price … personal items, camping gear (including a tent and sleeping bag) and a camping stove – all food and drink. Alcohol is permitted but we ask that you drink sensibly Children and dogs are not allowed to attend the event. Spaces are limited to just 30 at a cost of £95 per person so book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do get in touch Angelaowen@path2peaks.com Bevengland@path2peaks.com (we have some tents and sleeping bags available to hire)
Please book by 1st May to avoid disappointment as we need to secure the campsite
we are pleased to have just joined forces with Berkeley Inns who will promote our walks and adventures to their guests and we feature them on out website
BMC Hills to Oceans Campaign – to remove litter from our land May walks onwards…
Around 80% of all the debris in our oceans and seas originally comes from inland, according to estimates, so the BMC is asking all its members and the wider public to help reduce this amount by joining an existing litter pick or by organising their own. Angela and I will represent Path2Peaks and will pick up any litter on our walks, commencing May 2019.