Peak Christmas 2021

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Dec 10

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An relaxed weekend, with a range of activities to choose from.

We're so excited to bring you a Christmas event once again in the Peak District - this time, in a grand hostel with its own extensive grounds set high above the River Wye, between Bakewell and Buxton! This will be a weekend of festive catch-ups with old friends, and meeting new ones to spread the Christmas cheer, whilst having superb access to stunning Peak District countryside right from the front door in which to #GetOutMore. 

We’ll be going all-out with the cosy Christmas feel to get us all warmed up for the real thing a few weeks later – expect lots of special festive touches all weekend

Millers Dale is a valley on the River Wye and a popular beauty spot, with much of the area being preserved as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The local landmark is the viaduct, first built by the Midland Railway in 1866. Increasing traffic meant that a second viaduct parallel to the first was built in 1905, increasing the number of tracks to four. The area is of great interest to geologists, particularly where the strata have been exposed by quarries and railway cuttings.

We'll be exploring some of this local industrial landscape over the weekend, as well as the natural beauty of the area, with a choice of a slightly more challenging walk and a gentler amble available for you to choose from on the Saturday. Both options are likely to include part of the Monsal Trail, where you can walk along old railway lines that go through tunnels - now brightly lit so you can find your way! For those who can stay a while longer on the Sunday, we'll have a day walk option available then too, and possibly a cycle ride along the Monsal Trail, too. 

After a great day outdoors on Saturday - potentially with a quick pub stop included - we'll be returning to base where we’ll be making the most of the evening with a good hearty Christmassy meal, plenty of fun and laughter, some games and tunes to get us in the mood for the season as we celebrate with our existing OutdoorLads chums and make some new ones too. 

Oh and bit controversial this: but in a break from the OutdoorLads norm there is – wait for it! – NO Friday night buffet! We’ll have tasty jacket potatoes and a range of fillings available for you on Friday night, so keep your quiches and mini scotch eggs at home!  Breakfasts are provided on both days, just don’t forget to bring your own lunch.

So come on, sign up and join Will and Liam for a Christmas cracker of a fun and friendly weekend in the Peaks! 

Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs.

Photos: Image Credits: Photo 5: Stanage Edge Trig Point © Copyright John Slater and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. All others by Liam Russell, Will Allaway and Skip Evans and used with permission. 


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COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
  • OutdoorLads’ Covid-19 Policy for hostel and BIG events applies to this event. On arrival, we will need to see evidence that you are fully vaccinated, or have registered a negative lateral flow test in the last 48 hours, or have Covid-19 antibodies. Evidence of this can be obtained via the NHS App in England, with equivalent schemes available in Wales and Scotland. Our full policy and more details can be found here.


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