Hope Valley Camp 2021
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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.
Hope is ideally placed for access to some of the best walking the Peak District has to offer. Options for walks include: the Great Ridge; Win Hill; Kinder Scout Plateau and Ladybower Reservoir. Choices of walks will depend on leader availability. We will aim to offer at least one walk on Saturday and a shorter walk, possibly ending with a pub lunch, on Sunday.
If you would prefer a more relaxed weekend, you can chill at the campsite, visit some of the nearby villages or take a trip to the caves in Castleton.
The Travellers Rest Pub is adjacent to the campsite. They usually serve great food and if they're open and some may choose to eat there on Saturday evening.
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
Campervans and small motorhomes can be accommodated on the tent camping field. Larger vehicles and caravans will need to be parked on a separate hard standing area. To enquire about availability, contact the OutdoorLads office on email@example.com. 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.
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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 are mostly 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 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 changeable weather. A 3-season tent is recommended to provide a minimum levels of protection.
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 inflatable mattress – a ‘thermarest’ inflatable mat is recommended to insulate you from the cold ground.
Cooking / Eating Equipment:
Bring a stove and whatever cooking / eating equipment is appropriate for the meals you intend to prepare.
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.
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 eat at the pub on Saturday evening.