Jun
22

Peak District Multi-Activity Weekend - Hostel (38395)

Event Overview

Join us this Summer for an exciting weekend of outdoor activities on the southern edge of the Peak District. We will base ourselves at the Glenorchy Centre in Wirksworth, from where we have easy access to Watersports at Carsington Water (Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding), Cycling on the High Peak Trail and Climbing.

All weekend activities will be made available to non-Hostel attendees, so you MUST add your name to a linked event list in order to ensure you have a place on an activity - you will be given priority on all events until Friday 27 April (the last date for the early booking discount).

Join us this Summer for an exciting weekend of outdoor activities on the southern edge of the Peak District. We will base ourselves at the Glenorchy Centre in Wirksworth, from where we have easy access to Watersports at Carsington Water (Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding), Cycling on the High Peak Trail and Climbing.

All weekend activities will be made available to non-Hostel attendees, so you MUST add your name to a linked event list in order to ensure you have a place on an activity - you will be given priority on all events until Friday 27 April (the last date for the early booking discount).

Kayaking on Sat 23 June - 1015 at Carsington Water: http://outdoorlads.com/event/peak-district-multi-activity-weekend-kayaking

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding on Sat 23 June - 1230 at Carsington Water: http://outdoorlads.com/event/peak-district-multi-activity-weekend-stand-...

Cycling on Sat 23 June - 1000 from the Hostel. Event page target date: Friday 2 March.

Climbing on Sat 23 June - 1000 from the Hostel. Event page target date: Friday 2 March.

Walking on Sat/Sun 23/24 June. There will be an option for a short local walk on Sunday 24 June. There is currently no provision for an organised walk on Saturday 23 June as this will require a leader. If you are a walk leader and would like to lead a walk for this Hostel event, please contact the Event Leader.

 

Pictures

Pic 1: Harboro' Rocks by Paul Stephenson. Licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Pic 4: Carsington Water by Tanya Dedyukhina. Licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Pic 5: High Peak Trail by Nikki Mahadevan. Licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Pic 6: View towards Wirksworth by Alan Heardman. Licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Itinerary

Friday Evening: Arrive, meet others and socialise, welcome meeting and a possible evening activity.  We'll be having a buffet for the evening meal.

Saturday Day: We will split into groups and head off for a range of activities within the local area.

Saturday Evening: Relax, socialise & chill out before, during and after an evening meal.

Sunday: You are either free to go home, or join a leisurely walk or other activity (details to be confirmed the day before) prior to heading off.

 

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What to bring

As well as casual clothes for the hostel, be sure to bring some reasonable clothing and footwear for which ever activity(s) you decide to do over the course of the weekend (refer to the linked event pages for more details once they are published).

Please bear in mind that the weather can be unpredictable, so think ahead.

Bedding will be provided.

Bring a towel and washing kit.

If you are unsure about anything please message the Event Leader.

Food & Drink

Friday Evening:  Please bring at least one item for the buffet. You should aim to bring enough to feed no more than 2 to 3 people.

Saturday Breakfast:  Included in the event cost.

Saturday Lunch:  Please bring a packed lunch.

Saturday Dinner:  Included in the event cost.

Sunday Breakfast:  Included in the event cost.

Drinks:  Tea/coffee included in the event cost. Please bring anything else you may wish to drink.  

Meeting & Times

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Accommodation

The Glenorchy Centre is a well-equipped Grade II Listed building with 3* hostel accommodation, located in a conservation area along a quiet cobbled street within the heart of the picturesque market town of Wirksworth. The Town has a good variety of shops and is situated on the Southern edge of the Peak District National Park, with plenty to do in and around the town and ideally placed to explore the region, including the rolling Derbyshire countryside.

The Glenorchy Centre accommodates 26 in 4 bedrooms, 3 dormitory style with 4, 8 and 12 beds, plus a 2 bed room. There are 2 blocks of showers and toilets plus a separate disabled/leaders wet room. All bedding will be provided.

It's My First Weekend Event!

If you have not been on one of our hostel weekend events before you can find a whole load of really useful information here: http://outdoorlads.com/events/my-first-hostel-event

If this doesn’t answer your questions, feel free to contact the Event Leader.

Parking

The lane outside the Hostel is very narrow and not really suitable for cars. However, from the front door you can easily walk to the pay-and-display car park off Coldwell Street.

You can either unload from the car park, then move your car to free parking near the station, or you can pay to remain in the car park.

The Local Area

Many walks are available in and around Wirksworth. The local Black Rocks beauty spot is especially attractive and sits on the High Peak Trail - a 17.5 mile traffic free route through some of Derbyshire's most beautiful countryside. Following the route of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, the Trail is suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders and joins the Tissington Trail at Parsley Hay.


Event Reference No:
38395