Peak district weekend camp out
26th-29th May 2023
Choose exploration or total relaxation on this 3 night camp out in the heart of the Peak District. The best part? We provide the gear!
4pm-8pm: Arrival at your campsite in the Peak District
Arrive at our beautiful campsite for the weekend, which is a short walk from Edale train station. Take in that crazy view! Your tent will be ready for you. You’ll meet your hosts for the weekend and the rest of your Adventuress fam. We will spend a relaxing evening getting to know each other over a drink (in the nearby pub if the weather isn’t great), and talk about our coming adventure.
Optional guided hike to a peak of the Peaks!
Wake up to fresh brewed coffee and a slow morning in nature. Today it’s your choice to either relax in your idyllic surroundings, or join an optional guided hike through some of the Peaks most dramatic landscapes, which may include the famous Mam Tor or Kinder Scout. Which hike we do will be tailored to the groups ability level and conditions on the day.
Distance: 10-15km loop
Elevation Gain: 400-600m
After our hike we’ll have free time to unwind in the campsite or explore the vale of Edale.
7pm: Let’s head to the pub for some grub!
Optional guided hike to Castleton Village
Another morning waking up to the fresh air of the valley, and the smell of brewing coffee! It’s that time again to choose between exploration or relaxation, with the option of taking a guided hike to the picturesque village of Castleton.
Leaving the campsite behind, we will take a slow amble through the valley enjoying the views en route. In the village we will have free time to explore the curious Cave Dale, and head up the hill to explore the ruins of an old Norman Fort, Peveril Castle which offers some epic views of the surrounds. If all that exploring makes you thirsty, you’ll have the opportunity to visit one of the villages traditional English tearooms. Scone anyone?
Heading back we will take an alternative route, potentially passing by Mam Tor if we missed this peak the previous day.
Distance: 11-13km loop
Elevation Gain: 500-600m
Back at the campsite you’ll have the option to take it easy or get involved in some camp games!
An early wake up call will see us into our final morning. We will be packed up ready to depart our campsite at 10am. From here you’ll have the option to spend the rest of the day exploring more of the Peaks, or head home, saying reluctant farewells to your new pals.
- 3x Nights in a beautiful ‘back to basics’ farm campsite surrounded by nature
- Camping gear provided – 2 man tent (to yourself), sleeping bag, inflatable camping pad.
- 2x Exciting optional fact filled hikes led by a Qualified Hiking Guide & Outdoor First Aider
- A small sociable group adventure (9 Adventuresses max)
- 2 Adventuress hosts to help with all your camping needs
- All trip logistics taken care of so you can just enjoy
- Ride share Whatsapp group
- Access to the events Whatsapp group for all Q&As
- Photos of you on your adventure
- Transport to and from the Peak District
- All food & drink
- Camping gear not mentioned above
- Personal insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Cost for phone charging lockers
- Activities not mentioned
We will be staying in a perfectly located ‘Back to basics’ campground a stones throw from the quaint village of Edale train station in the heart of the Peak District.
We will be surrounded by breathtaking scenery, with direct access to multiple hiking trails that you will have the option to explore with the group or solo. Alternatively you can take yourself off biking, kayaking or even climbing! The activity options are endless.
This is a quiet campsite with limited phoned signal and no wifi, so this is the perfect place to totally disconnect. (There is wifi at the pubs and visitor centre nearby)
There is a visitor centre next door with a souvenir shop and (the creamiest) ice cream.
This campsite does not allow fires, however if it is chilly at night we can pop to the pub!
- Toilet & Shower block with hot showers (tokens will be provided)
- A drying room if needed
- Phone charging lockers
- Fridge/freezer (limited space)
- Indoor washing up area
- Hair dryers (50p)
- Drinking water tap
ARRIVING BY TRAIN
The campsite is a 5 minute walk from Edale train station.
Please check your train journey on Trainline.com
If coming from London trains leave from Euston or Kings Cross (2hr30-3hr30 journey time with 1 change) It is recommended to buy an open return. **Please note that this event will not be cancelled in the event of a rail strike**
Trains also arrive from Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham.
ARRIVING BY CAR
IMPORTANT: Due to limited parking on site we have 4 parking spaces reserved for the group. When making a booking please let us know if you are coming by car. Cars are not allowed onto the camping field.
Ride Share Whatsapp group: Join here
- 2 Man tent
- Sleeping bag
- Inflatable sleeping pad
WHAT TO BRING FOR CAMP
- Food for the duration. See a recommended foods list here (There is a shop nearby in Edale to restock if needed, but may close early)
- Sleeping bag liner
- Head torch and light to hang in tent
- Something to sit on in camp
- 1-2 Litre water bottle
- Regular or mini camping stove & compatible gas (We will bring a few stoves, but please also bring your own if you can)
- Camping plate/bowl/mug/cutlery/utensils/pots/pans
- Washing up liquid & sponge (can dispense from a travel tube)
- Foil or sandwich bags
- A bag or tub to carry your dishes to the sink
- Toilet paper/wipes
- Comfy and warm camp clothing layers and shoes
- Sun lotion & bug spray
- Towel (Microfibre are packable)
- 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 litre of water
- A bag for your rubbish
- Pack cover or dry bag liners
- Basic First Aid items
- Trekking poles (if desired)
What is the provided camping gear like?
Included in the price of this trip, you will be provided with..
- 2 man tent for your own use (Dimensions: 130 x 210cm. Double layered, ventilation)
- Sleeping bag (Mummy bag design, Size: 240 Dimensions: 230 (91″) x 80 (31″) x 50cm (20”), Comfort level 7ºC. To ensure extra warmth it is recommended to bring a sleeping bag liner)
- Inflatable sleeping pad (Dimensions: 183 x 51 x 2.5 cm)
Do I need to use your gear or can I bring my own?
We are providing gear so you are able to travel with less baggage. However it is fine to bring your own. Please let us know if you would like to bring your own gear to camp with. Tents longer than 5 metres incur an additional charge, so please check with us first.
There is no discount on the total trip cost if bringing your own gear or sharing a tent with a friend on the trip.
Can I drive and park?
Please note that the campsite only has a very small car park. We have 4 parking spots reserved for us. If coming by car please let us know to check if spaces are still available.
Cars are parked a short walk away from tents and the campsite provides wheel barrows to transport your gear to your pitch.
When is check-in and check-out time?
Check in: 4pm onwards (no later than 8:30pm), Friday 26th May
Check out: 10am Bank holiday Monday 29th May
What about food?
Please bring your own food for the trip. There is a small general store in Edale to stock up. Non-perishables and camp meals are recommended.
On Saturday evening we will have an optional pub dinner. The cost for this is not included in the price.
Where do I get my water?
There is a fresh drinking water tap in the campsite to refill
Are there showers and toilets?
There are conservational hot showers charged at 20p for 2 minutes. We will be providing everybody with enough coins for 3 x 6 minute showers. (The average amount of time for a body and hair wash) Additional time is purchased by yourself. Hair dryers are rented for 50p from reception (not included) There is also a toilet block.
Is there phone signal?
Please note there is very limited phone signal. Wifi is available at the nearby pubs.
Can I charge my devices?
Phone Charging Lockers are available, £3 for a key at reception. £1 is returned when the key is returned. The remaining change is donated to mountain rescue.
Are we allowed fires?
There are no fires or BBQs allowed at this campsite. Cooking with gas stoves is fine.
What if it rains?
This is England, so a little rain is always to be expected! This campsite does not permit gazebos, however we will strive to have some sort of shelter, and can always pop to the pub until rains pass if needs be.
Can I bring my dog?
Due to the nature of this trip and the hikes, unfortunately pups are not permitted on this trip. We will aim to run shorter trips during the year where pups can join the fun.
Do I need to join the hikes?
The hikes are optional. The cost of the trip is not discounted if not joining the hikes.
Are the hikes difficult?
The hikes chosen will be tailored to the abilities of the group and the conditions on the day. However, they will generally be graded medium-hard or hard, with up to 600m of elevation gain on both days. With many hours of daylight we will be taking it slow and steady and stop for breaks to enjoy the view.
Can I go off and do my own thing?
This trip is designed for you to enjoy your time how you wish, if you prefer to do your own thing during the day and join us in the evening, you are very welcome!
26th-29th May 2023
Secure your spot with a £55 deposit. Final balance due 1st May 2023
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