PEAK DISTRICT
Hike and Climb Weekend

31st May - 2nd June

Hike a spectacular trail to the famous Mam Tor, and try out rock climbing on some world class crag. All explored from your central base, the beautiful village of Castleton

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£260
  • Members price £220

All bookings are subject to our Booking Conditions

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ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • ARRIVAL

    Meeting your Adventuress fam

Check-in to the grand Loose Hill Hall and meet your roomies for the weekend

We will gather in the evening for drinks in the hotel lounge where you’ll meet your trip host and the rest of your Adventuress fam 

DAY 2

  • EXPLORING THE VALLEYS

    Hike to Mam Tor

After a hearty cooked breakfast we will begin our hike right from the door. Our 11km hike will take us along a ridge line, where on a clear day there are outstanding 360 views of the Edale Valley, Castleton and beyond. 

The views just keep giving as we ascend to the most famous peak of the Peaks, Mam Tor, or Mother Hill as the locals like to call it. Here we stop for lunch and tea, admiring the endless rolling green hills, feeling thousands of miles away from city life.

You’ll learn some quirky facts about the area and will have plenty of opportunities for photos as we take the trail at our own pace.

Once back in Castleton you will have some time to unwind or explore the many attractions in the village.

In the evening we will re-group for a meal at a quirky country pub

11km | Moderate  

DAY 3

  • VIEW FROM THE TOP!

    Climbing on gritstone

After filling up on breakfast we head out to catch a bus to the Hope valley, an area which is famed for it’s world class gritstone climbing. 

Our two expert female Rock Climbing Instructors spend most of their summers climbing these crags, and will tailor climbs to the groups ability level, whether that be beginner or slightly more advanced. You will get to grips with belaying and climbing on rock in a beautiful setting. 

After spending the morning at the crag we will head back to pick up our luggage and say our sad farewells, until the next big adventure!

It is advised to have taken part in at least one beginner indoor or outdoor ropes session prior to the trip to understand how to tie a ‘figure 8 knot’. Get in touch if you would like us to help arrange this

After our climb we will head back to Castleton to grab our luggage and say our farewells

Half day climbing | All ability levels

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ACCOMODATION

We will be staying in the grand YHA Loose Hill Hall which is located a stones throw from the energetic village of Castleton, and sits at the foot of several hiking trails.

There are plenty of places to relax in this ornate mansion, including sofa filled lounges, acres of garden, and a conservatory. You will also find a huge fully equipped kitchen on site.

On this trip you will be sharing triple en-suite rooms where each bunk comes with its only plug and reading light

Each morning you will wake to a hearty breakfast buffet, including cooked Full-English and continental spread. Vegan options available.

CASTLETON

Castleton is one of the Peak District’s most charming villages, brimming with history. 

After the hike you will have the opportunity to explore the villages castle ruins, giant caves, or simply wander through the charming independent shops and country pubs.

If you’re hungry for more hiking, even a short walk out of the village will find you in the middle of some stunning countryside.

ESSENTIAL INFO

How to become a member for discounts

To benefit from big discounts on this trip and other events see the Adventuress Membership page 

Who is trip for?

Our trips are specially tailored for women.

Research has shown that there is a ‘Confidence Gap’ between men and women, which is very clear when it comes to the world of outdoor adventure! From a young age girls are continuously taught to ‘Be careful’, leading to less confidence with outdoor pursuits in later life. 

We are here to push comfort zones and build confidence through outdoor pursuits. 

Are you ready to meet your wild side?

 

Kit list info

Below is a recommended packing list to get the most out of your adventure 

  • Climbing shoes, harness & helmet
  • Towel (Microfibre are packable) Can also be rented or purchased for reception
  • Ear plugs & eye mask
  • Hair dryer if needed (Can be borrowed from reception if available)
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes for evening
  • Pyjamas
  • Personal medication
  • Umbrella
  • Battery packs & chargers
  • Ear plugs & eye mask
  • Flip flops for the showers

FOR THE HIKES

  • 10-20ltr day pack
  • A good sense of humour if the weather isn’t great! 🙂
  • 
Warm and waterproof layers (If cold or windy weather is forecast, base thermal layers- Mid layer such as a fleece – Outer layers such as a waterproof jacket.)
  • Synthetic hiking leggings or trousers and top (Avoid jeans or any absorbent material)
  • 
Hiking boots or trail shoes
 (Not trainers)
  • Warm gloves, hat and scarf

  • Lunch & Snacks
  • 
Something to sit on for when we stop (The ground may be wet)

  • At least 1.5 litres of water

  • A bag for your rubbish
  • Pack cover or dry bag liners

  • Basic First Aid items
  • Trekking poles (if desired)
Guaranteed departure?

This trip needs a minimum of 4 Adventuresses to run.

Will the guides be female

Your instructors, guide and host on this trip are all female. 

How fit do I need to be for this trip?

This trip is graded moderate and manageable for most. 

You must be comfortable with hiking for up to 4 hours. There will be breaks to break up the hike time. On the hike there will be some ascents and descents totalling 500m. 

All body types are welcome for climbing. If you’d like to learn some climbing techniques which negate the use of upper body, then get in touch!

Do I need to take part in the climbing?

If you do not wish to take part in the climbing then you are welcome to stay and explore Castleton, or come along to watch until you build the courage. 

 

Where can I rent climbing gear for the weekend?

You will be required to bring your own harness and climbing shoes, all other gear is included. There are no rental shops in Castleton.

Gear can be rented online from Outdoor Hire which i sent to your home address and then posted back after the trip.

Climbing harness from £10

Climbing Shoes from £18

Climbing Helmet from £8

If you would prefer to buy your own, then you can find low cost gear at Decathlon

Please ensure that your harness is for rock climbing and includes a belay loop. As a beginner it is not advised to purchase climbing shoes so small that it is painful to wear them.

If wishing to borrow gear from other climbers, it is strongly recommended to check the quality of the gear to make sure if it safe and not beyond expiry. You can check this video here 

I have never climbed before/ I am scared of heights

We welcome all abilities, however we do recommend that you have taken part in at least one rope climbing lesson prior to the trip so that you know how to tie a figure of 8 knot. This will mean that we can spend less time learning knots and more time climbing. 

If you are based in London then we will be happy to run a session for you, or if you are based elsewhere check out your local rope gym for a beginners session.

If you are scared of heights then don’t worry, we remember how this feels! There will be no pressure to reach the top, and you are welcome to climb only what you are comfortable with.

We will have routes set up for varying ability levels. 

Do I need travel insurance?

Personal Insurance should be taken out to attend this trip.

Cover should include personal injury, emergency medical cover, and cancellation cover. The insurance must cover the specific activity you’re taking part in.

I am nervous to join alone, should I go?

95% of our trips are made up of solo Adventuresses from all over the UK. Everybody admits to feeling nervous during their first adventure, but by the end of your trip you’ll feel like you’ve made friends for life. Bonds are formed very quickly on our adventures, and every trip is introvert friendly!

What will we do if it rains?

This is England! We always expect some rain, so we advise that you come prepared for the hike with the correct gear. We will be delivering weather updates on the run up to the weekend.

The climbing crag we have chosen is sheltered, but in the event of heavy rains there is a slight chance that we will need to change plans. There are some caves in the area that we would be free to explore.

Where does the trip start and end?

Start: 5pm – Losehill Hall, Squires Ln, Hope Valley S33 8WB

End: Day 3, once returning to Castleton after the climb

Will there be an event chat group?

When booking a trip with us, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to others joining your trip in a Whatsapp group. This is where you can discuss travel options, and maybe even get together pre-trip! Your trip host will be in the Whatsapp group to answer any questions you may have, and closer to the date your guide will also be added.

The chat will be opened in the weeks leading up to the trip. Until then feel free to contact us with your questions.

Will I be sharing a room?

You will be sharing triple en-suite dorms with 2 other Adventuresses. 

There are no private rooms available on this particular trip.

Getting there

Regular direct trains run to Sheffield from London (2hr) and other parts of the country. From Sheffield train station you’re able to catch bus 272 to stop ‘Loose Hill Hall’.

Alternatively from Sheffield you’re able to take a train from Sheffield to Hope, and then a short bus ride.

To reach the hotel from the bus stop it is a 9 minute walk to the YHA Castleton.

If driving there is parking on site, please let reception know that you need a parking permit.

If you’d like to ride share to split petrol then feel free to join our Adventuress Ride Share group announcing what trip you’re needing/offering a ride share for.

Please note that we do not cancel the trip or refund/transfer funds in the event of rail strikes, so it is advised to take out your own travel insurance for your peace of mind.

Meals & Hydration

On this trip you will be provided with 2 filling breakfasts with vegan options available. 

Lunches and dinners are not included.

You will be required to bring packed lunches and snacks with you for our activity days. If arriving late on Day 1 it is advised to bring your Day 2 lunch and snacks with you. You will have the option to buy your Day 3 lunch in Castleton village. 

When arriving on Day 1 you are able to order dinner at the YHA if preferred. Orders must be placed prior to 5pm and the menu can be seen here Dinner is served between 5pm-8pm. 

Our evening meal in town is optional. We always strive to book restaurants with veggie and vegan options available. The menu will be shared prior to the trip.

Carrying at least 1 litre of water is recommended for the activities, which can be filled from the kitchen sink.

How big will the group be?

There will be a maximum of 12 Adventuresses on the trip.

An Adventuress Host will be along for the fun

BOOK NOW

£260
  • Members Price £220

All bookings are subject to Booking Conditions

THE ADVENTURESS VIBE

Lucia LegnaroLucia Legnaro
10:46 02 Apr 24
Re: SEVEN SISTERS EASTER HIKEI had the best time with the best people and the best weather, exploring the best section of the ‘South Downs Way’. Kate Capelli knows what she is doing and I would follow her anywhere. The general vibe was inclusive and warm and friendly, you do not need to be super fit to take part.
Nga DoNga Do
09:06 01 Apr 24
I have been lucky enough to enjoy 3 activities with AITW, 2 of which have been overseas trips! "Adventures" does not even begin to describe the experiences I had on both of my trips with this group. My first trip with AITW was in October/November 2022, and I still have fond memories and friendships that were formed, sharing laughter, conquering challenges, and taking in the beautiful scenery of South Africa. Hiking, yoga, camping, bouldering, and wine tasting were all part of the itinerary, but what wasn't planned was just the awe and feeling I was left with when the trip was over. I had so much fun that I booked another overseas trip in March 2024 to Lapland. I got to try snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, a traditional Finnish sauna, and ice dipping. We even got to stay in a cozy cabin where we shared delicious meals, took turns sledding, had a private sauna, and even laughed our way into playing in the snow between sauna breaks. We had 2 wonderful Finnish guides leading us into the beautiful Lapland wilderness, and we got to have lunch at our very own woman-made ice table/bar. Our last night was quite magical, as we got to see the Northern lights for the 2nd time on the trip and were mesmorised by its glow. It was an empowering trip, and Kate takes thoughtful consideration in planning and organising events that promote community support. I can't wait to join another adventure!
Maria CorbalanMaria Corbalan
22:13 31 Mar 24
I can’t recommend Adventuress in the Wild highly enough after an epic week exploring the magical scenery of the Finnish Lapland.We were very lucky to have Kate with us, and I must say I couldn’t possibly think of a better professional travel companion.We also had qualified wilderness guides with us, and again, they were really professional and friendly, and they were adapting to our needs at all times.The accommodation had great views and was really pretty, it also had a fireplace and traditional Finnish sauna, and getting up in the mornings in such a setting was quite a thing.Spent our days hiking in the wilderness, snow shoeing, trying nordic backcountry ski, ice dipping and having yummy home made meals. We also managed to see the northern lights for two nights and had lots of fun as strangers to start with but as friends by the end of the trip.A really empowering experience and I have already booked to go again next year.
Thanh TangThanh Tang
18:58 31 Mar 24
Truely, an amazing trip with a bunch of lovely ladies and two aspiring female wilderness guides. A week packed with fun activities, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hike to the fell for aurora, yoga, sauna/ice dip, laughter, banter, a perfect traditional log cabin in the magical Lapland landscape. My 1st all female group trip and definitely not my last. Experiences are shared, fond memories to look back on and friendships formed. LOVED IT, AITW/Sidetracked thank you!
Amy MaynardAmy Maynard
09:44 31 Mar 24
Kate is incredible! She has a great ethos and works incredibly hard teaming up with group's lead/run by women and making sure everyone is ok. Lapland adventure, was the second overseas trip with Adventuresses and it was phenomenal. The group was hilarious/encouraging and the guides (Sirpa and Lotta), made the trip so special for everyone.
Kristen FraleyKristen Fraley
09:09 31 Mar 24
Still buzzing after a truly wonderful trip to Northern Finland with Kate and Adventuress in the Wild. From start to finish, Kate was really responsive and set the tone for an encouraging and fun space to try new things, take on challenging situations, and have a lot of laughs with a great group of women. Kate provided us with an exceptionally curated week, filled with snow shoe hiking, cross country skiing, ice dipping and even seeing the northern lights in our PJs!Would absolutely recommend AITW to anyone after an adventure!
ClaireClaire
17:14 29 Feb 24
I’ve just come back from an absolutely fantastic winter skills weekend up in the snowy Scottish highlands with Adventuress in the wild.It was a perfect weekend from the outset!Kate, the founder of adventuress in the wild and our mountain leader, Charlie , immediately put you at ease going through the itinerary for the weekend.On the Saturday Charlie introduced us to the lovely Scottish winter and what it had to offer. We learnt how to make wise decisions, use crampons, use ice axes and generally have lots of fun safely in the snow!On the Sunday we put all of the skills we had learnt the day before to good use as we hiked up a snowy mountain…and oh boy…the views were unreal!We were very very lucky with the weather and I felt I was living a dream. The memories I have made from the weekend will last a lifetime. My only regret is that it didn’t last longer as I was definitely not ready to come home!Thank you to Kate, Charlie, Gaby and Jean for making the trip so memorable. It won’t be the last trip I take with Adventuress in the wild!
Nese ZorbaNese Zorba
10:55 16 Feb 24
I have just finished the 4 week bouldering course with Kate and it was so helpful in getting me into bouldering. She really eases you into it and the course is layed out really well. Kate is an amazing instructor as she takes the time to learn about you and doesnt just coach you on the physical side but the mental side too which for me was the main obstacle for me progressing. By the time I had my 2nd session with her I was a lot less shakey and from the very first session I was able to complete climbs. She pushes you outside your comfort zone yet not so much that it puts you off bouldering completely. In such a small amount of time Ive seen so much progress in my bouldering and having all the techniques she has taught me under my belt I now feel confident enough to enter a bouldering gym on my own.
Lucy LLucy L
15:30 15 Feb 24
I recently completed the 4-week bouldering beginners course. It was a great way to learn all the basic techniques and lingo. I feel more confident going bouldering by myself or joining social climbs now. Kate is a great instructor and made the sessions fun. I would definitely recommend it if you are new to or returning to bouldering!
SafiyaSafiya
10:00 15 Feb 24
I took Kate's beginner level 4 week long course and I cant recommend it highly enough. Kate covers everything from climbing lingo to techniques that are invaluable to climbing efficiently. She is encouraging and patient and you get to meet and climb with other amazing women!
NatalieNatalie
14:41 11 Feb 24
Kate is a great instructor, she is patient and explains things so clearly. Have learnt a lot with the bouldering classes and increased my confidence with bouldering.
Irina TamIrina Tam
17:33 05 Sep 23
Kate is a great trip organiser, very knowledgeable, experienced and skilled. Her trips are amazing, always include interesting and adventurous activities!I definitely recommend!I went to New Forest and Jurassic coast trips and it was amazing!
Jaimie WilliamsJaimie Williams
13:36 04 Sep 23
Kate plans everything needed to make Adventuress trips smooth and hassle-free, making a chilled weekend away so easy. Always meet great people too, such a nice vibe xx
Liza Aberkane BarrancoLiza Aberkane Barranco
11:27 17 Jul 23
100% recommend for all levels. I was an absolute beginner but felt so supported and welcomed for both hiking and camping. A fun community that is open and safe for all. The best views and guide!
Savannah BettsSavannah Betts
19:48 29 Jun 23
Had a great time during the adventuress weekend on the Jurassic coast with Kate and Lisa. Great organisation, communication, and felt really well looked after. They managed to cater to all experience levels, and just create good vibes all around. A brilliant way to meet new adventure pals!
Victoria WeaverVictoria Weaver
19:45 26 Jun 23
Absolutely epic experience!! Hiking the most amazing scenery on the Jurassic coast with a bunch of awesome women is something I will not forget quickly. Brilliant host. Very friendly and inclusive atmosphere. Cant wait to do more hiking!
Kim BishKim Bish
11:15 26 Jun 23
Best girl gang an adventurer can join, whether you're a beginner or experienced in travelling! I put my trust in Kate for my first ever weekend hike, & I'm so glad I did.
NicolaNicola
09:27 26 Jun 23
I had the most amazing week of my life on an expedition to the Pyrenees with Adventuress in the Wild and 360 Expeditions. I had never travelled solo before and was so nervous to go on an expedition with a group of people I’d never met. Adventuress couldn’t have been better, Kate made sure everyone was happy throughout the trip. She took the time to speak with everyone on the trip and answered any concerns we had. She kept us all up to date in the WhatsApp chat and put a packing list in the chat each day to help us know what to pack for the days activities.The group were amazing, everyone was so lovely and we all really bonded over the week. It was a week filled with smiles and laughter, we all supported and cheered each other on as we tried new and challenging things outwith our comfort zones. I absolutely cannot wait to book more activities with adventuress and genuinely recommend them to everyone!
Anna AlcaideAnna Alcaide
21:49 04 Apr 23
I attended the course "Confidence Outdoors" and I enjoyed a lot. Kate is creating a very comfortable atmosphere and she is providing a complete course both, for beginners and more advance hikers. Key information provided and also, detailed replies to all questions. Now I feel I have all the important tools to go ahead in my future hikes. I would highly recommend this course.
Michelle VenablesMichelle Venables
21:43 04 Apr 23
Highly Recommend!I wanted to make a positive change and to go out and meet new people with similar interests and to build my confidence and self-esteem. I’d always loved walking and hiking but never felt I knew enough to do it on my own (or even if it was something you could do solo!) Then I came across Adventuress in the Wild. Kate’s Confidence Outdoors course was exactly what I was looking for.The course included subjects like: planning your own hike and creating your own route; keeping safe and how to deal with emergencies; choosing kit and equipment; multi-day camping and backpacking and then the option of going on a hike and meeting all the people on the course in the final week.I was very nervous to go on my own but I didn’t need to be; I was instantly put at ease. Kate is very friendly and welcoming and all the ladies attending were great. It was a really lovely day and Kate was a brilliant guide.I’d put planning solo hikes off, but now armed with my new knowledge and confidence, I’m looking forward getting out there.Kate, thank you. I also can’t wait to go on more of your hikes soon.
Madeleine HammondMadeleine Hammond
20:55 04 Apr 23
Kate is a fantastic guide and leader. I feel inspired and motivated to undertake more treks, which as an inexperienced woman who wants to get more outdoorsy feels so empowering. However, my favourite part is the adventuress community - I have done both the compass navigation and confidence outdoors courses, and the community that Kate has an integral role in developing of Adventuresses feels like a truly welcoming, supportive environment. I’ve already booked onto more adventuress walks - if you’re not sure, just sign up!
Eleonora PasselliEleonora Passelli
08:00 04 Apr 23
I've been thinking about joining this group for so long and I'm so glad I finally did! So nice to get out of London with some likeminded, friendly people. Kate is a great guide, very knowledgeable and always making sure everyone feels welcome. I also like that there are a lot of options, from day hikes to overseas trips to bouldering. Very highly recommended!
Annie SmithAnnie Smith
06:11 04 Apr 23
I’ve had such a brilliant time on my days with the adventuress gang! I did a couple of hikes in January and the confidence outdoors course in March. Kate is very experienced and knowledgeable, and creates a really relaxed and friendly environment. It’s a lovely way to meet like-minded people whilst exploring some beautiful places and building confidence to go it alone at some point. Highly recommend!
Rebecca MacDonaldRebecca MacDonald
13:17 14 Mar 23
Such a great community to be a part of! I'm new to town, so I was nervous to start coming out, but Kate and the girls made me feel welcome right away. I now attend the hikes and bouldering and beer sessions regularly. The group that turns up is always a mix of new and familiar faces, and everyone receives that same warm welcome. Getting outside is medicine for me. Getting outside with other women is even more so. For any women looking to get into nature more and meet other women who like doing the same, I can't recommend this group enough!
Sarah BattenSarah Batten
16:14 12 Mar 23
I had a fantastic time hiking in Epping Forest with such lovely friendly people. Kate is a brilliant guide and is so welcoming - I felt very welcome attending on my own. Such a great way of getting out into the countryside and escaping London! Highly recommended.
Andreea CraciunAndreea Craciun
19:14 13 Feb 23
Kate is a great guide and she's managed to create an amazing community of women around her. The hikes she organizes are not only a way of exploring London and its surroundings, but also to connect to other people. 10/10 would recommend
Miri GlogerMiri Gloger
08:23 19 Jan 23
Such a vibe! I was pretty stoked when I first found Adventuresses and even more so now that I have attended a few events. Kate is a great guide, always full of fun facts about nature and making sure everyone feels safe and welcome. What I love most though is the community, a bunch of cool chicks you get to hike/climb and have a drink with. Thanks for creating this, you'll be seeing my face a lot :)P.S. make sure to join one of the abroad adventures, it was truly an experience of a lifetime 😍
Effie ParaskevopoulouEffie Paraskevopoulou
19:29 02 Jan 23
I've joined several adventures with Adventuress in the Wild, and I can confidently say that they are life changing experiences. As someone who moved to the UK, they gave me the opportunity to explore the outdoors around London and meet new people in a safe, friendly environment.Kate is a very experienced and organised guide, and she has created a platform that empowers women in many ways. I couldn't recommend them more.

Conquer your mountains

Adventuress is all about pushing your boundaries to experience life beyond your comfort zone

What’s waiting for you there? A sense of empowerment that’ll leave you filled with confidence, and the realisation that you have it in you to achieve more than you ever imagined

Our guides and members of the community are super supportive, and above all we love to have fun. Laughter is 100% guaranteed

Our ethos

We recognise that some of you do not feel like you are represented in the world of outdoor pursuits, so we are on a mission to show that the outdoors is for everybody, so lets get out there and have some amazing adventures