Hope Valley Camp 2019
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Join us for a weekend of camping and walking in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Hardhurst Farm is a great campsite on a working farm in the popular Hope Valley.
It is ideally placed for access to some of the best walking the Peak District has to offer. Options for walks abound and, depending on preferences and weather, local highlights include: the Great Ridge; Win Hill; Kinder Scout Plateau and Ladybower Reservoir.
There’s also the possibility, for those who’d prefer a more relaxed weekend, to simply chill at the campsite (hopefully in the sun!) or visit one of the nearby villages.
A pub (the Traveller's Rest) is only a short walk from the campsite if you don’t fancy cooking dinner, or if you'd just like to wander over for an evening pint.
Facilities on the campsite are limited, but perfectly satisfactory. There are plenty of warm showers, and even a small cafe if you don't want to cook your own breakfast.
For more information on campsite facilities, please review the "What to Bring" section below.
Hope station is only a short walk away, so the site is easily accessible by train from Manchester or Sheffield (see location details below).
Campervans, motorhomes and caravans
Cannot be located on the tent camping field and will need to be parked on a separate hard standing area. To enquire about availability, contact the OutdoorLads office on firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be an additional cost involved.
Well behaved dogs are allowed as long as they are kept on a lead and are looked after by their owners at all times.
What to bring
As ever the weather may be unpredictable. Please ensure you have adequate layers to keep warm and waterproofs to keep you dry. Although the paths themselves mostly are well-trodden and maintained, it may be a little wet and muddy underfoot after rain, so you'll need decent boots.
Please review the information provided on the My First Walk Event page on the ODL website for more information on walking kit.
Note that this is only a guide and you will need to consider the weather forecast.
A tent is, of course, essential! You should make sure that you have pitched the tent previously, and have all parts, such as poles and pegs. The tent should also be able to stand up to the changeable weather. A 3-season tent is recommended to provide a minimum levels of protection. The event leader has a spare 1-2 person tent you can borrow if you're keen to camp but don’t yet have a tent.
Sleeping Bag / Mat:
You should look for a sleeping bag that provides adequate warmth, below the temperature that you may expect. A decent sleeping mat is also essential – a ‘thermarest’ inflatable mat or a thick rubber yoga-style mat is essential to insulate you from the cold of the ground.
Cooking / Eating Equipment:
Campers should bring some kind of cooking equipment so that they can cook hot meals and prepare a decent cuppa. Check you have fuel for your camp stove and you know how it works. The bare minimum for eating is a mug, bowl or plate and cutlery. Additional equipment such as chopping board, sharp knife, grater, wooden spoon, etc. depending on what you plan to cook.
Even if you plan to eat in the pub, it’s worth having some cooking equipment to prepare breakfast and hot drinks.
Sponge / scourer, detergent and tea towel
Don't forget a torch, or better still, a head torch
If you're unsure about any of the items in the kit list, please contact the leader.
Facilities on the campsite are limited, but perfectly satisfactory.
There are two toilet blocks, one clean but basic and one more recently built that offers decent showers and disabled facilities. There's also a laundry room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
Best of all there's a cafe on the campsite that serves breakfast.
Well behaved dogs are permitted.
Food & drink
As this is a camping event, please bring all your own food and drink for the weekend.
At the very least you will need food for two breakfasts at the campsite and also lunch for Saturday’s walk.
The Traveller's Rest pub is only a short walk from the campsite if you don’t fancy cooking dinner, or if you'd just like to wander over for an evening pint.
Hope Village, with a small supermarket and several more excellent pubs and cafes is only a mile away.
The event leader plans to walk to the pub for dinner on Saturday evening.