BIG Peaky Weekender 2023 (Camping)

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BIG Peaky Weekender 2023
Jul 28

133 people attending

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As much or a little as you please!

We are very excited to be running BIG Peaky Weekender again this year! 

There are three accommodation options for this event:

This weekend is a celebration of all things outdoors. This outdoor centre is perfectly located in the heart of the Peak District for walking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, and watersports - it's a perfect venue in so many ways!

In terms of evening entertainment, this event will be a relaxed affair. We'll have our bar-in-a-teepee again of course, but rather than a late night disco, it's more about having a space to chat, catch up with old and new friends, and maybe even play a few games!

OutdoorLads will have exclusive use of the site, designed for large groups like ours. You can be sure that everybody you meet over the weekend will be an OutdoorLad or a member of staff at the venue.

You can do as much or as little as you desire over the weekend (but we do advise you to get stuck in!).


We're planning a wide variety of events over the weekend. The event is ideally located for walks, cycling, trad/sport climbing, water sports, and even a brewery tour. Of course you may just choose a less vigorous option and go and visit a local National Trust property or do some other touristing. Events we have on over the weekend are: 


0800 - Bakewell ParkRun

0945 - Queens of the Bakewell Tart

0930 - Abseil & High Ropes

0930 - Caving & High Ropes

0930 - Sport Climbing NEW!

1000 - Chatsworth Loop 

1015 - Deepdale and Magpie Mine

1030 - Stand Up Paddleboarding

1030 - Monsal Trail Brewery Walk

1045 - Longstones Walk

1100 - Millers Dale & High Dale

1130 - Leisure Cycle

1230 - Kayaking



1000 - E-biking on the Monsal Trail*    (*human-powered bicycles also welcome!)

1100 - Sunday bimble for lunch

In addition, on Saturday evening as well as the bar, there will be a board games evening for those that wish to take part. Register for that here. 

All meeting points are in the sheltered area near the large tepee / bar, where you will also sign in to the event.

The area will be well signposted when you arrive.



No food is included in the event price - but free tea, coffee and squash is provided (please bring your own mug for hot drinks, even for those in the hostel.)

If you're camping, you're obviously welcome to bring and cook your own food on your camping stove / BBQ, but these must be raised off the grass. Those in the hostel can use the self-catering kitchens, but must clean up after yourselves. For a reasonable cost, you can also book some or all of your meals to avoid the faff of cooking. 

Please pre-book so we know what numbers we are catering for!:

Friday night dinner  - jacket potatoes

Saturday breakfast

Saturday packed lunch

Saturday evening - vegan lasagne

Saturday evening - meat macaroni cheese

Sunday breakfast

Sunday packed lunch

Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs.

Campervans, caravans, motorhomes: Due to the venues restrictions, we are unable to accept campervans, caravans and motorhomes. 

Images: Aerial shots kindly supplied by and used with permission from Will Allaway. Other photos taken by and used with permission from OutdoorLads Members.

IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete a Participation Statement in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend.