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GROUP WALKS

The Peak District Meet Ups

You will always be met with a friendly welcome on our walks.  The group has grown these past few years, and now we affectionately call ourselves 'The Herd'

Our Peak Meets give an opportunity for socialising with like minded outdoor enthusiasts to the beautiful backdrop of the Peak District National Park. 

FAQ

Some level of fitness is required but all abilities are encouraged and welcomed, just bare in mind there's lots of hills in the `Peak District'.

 

Suitable clothing and footwear is a no brainer.

Dogs are always welcome if they belong to responsible and well behaved adults, we love the livestock we meet and we would like to remain friends with farmers (they carry shot guns!) (that's possibly fake news)  Please also bare in mind that ground nesting birds love our open moorlands just as much as the dogs do. 

Children are always good fun on a walk, but if you are dragging them away from the playstation, let them know hill walking really is 'a thing' and Sam & Sue are the only ones allowed tantrums. Perks of being team leaders!

Also worth noting, our group comes with adult humour and banter all the way. You have been warned.

'The Herd' Events

  • Lantern Pike & Rowarth Circular (9miles)
    Lantern Pike & Rowarth Circular (9miles)
    Sun, 25 Feb
    Bowden Bridge Car Park
    25 Feb 2024, 08:30
    Bowden Bridge Car Park, 165 Kinder Rd, High Peak SK22 2LJ, UK
    25 Feb 2024, 08:30
    Bowden Bridge Car Park, 165 Kinder Rd, High Peak SK22 2LJ, UK
  • Alport Castle Circular - 9mile (Moderate Route)
    Alport Castle Circular - 9mile (Moderate Route)
    Sun, 28 Jan
    Fairholmes Visitor Centre
    28 Jan 2024, 08:30
    Fairholmes Visitor Centre, Fairholmes Car Park, Derwent Ln, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0AQ, UK
    28 Jan 2024, 08:30
    Fairholmes Visitor Centre, Fairholmes Car Park, Derwent Ln, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0AQ, UK
    Meeting at Fairholmes Visitor Centre - 9 miles, Our first meet of 2024! And we are heading to the remote Alport Castles, the largest landslide in the UK, an amazing place to explore. We have put this as a moderate walk, taking in some steep inclines, and possibly a challenge underfoot.
  • Hayfield to Mount Famine, South Head & Kinder Reservoir Circular - 11 miles
    Hayfield to Mount Famine, South Head & Kinder Reservoir Circular - 11 miles
    Sun, 19 Nov
    Bowden Bridge Car Park - Hayfield
    19 Nov 2023, 08:30
    Bowden Bridge Car Park - Hayfield, 165 Kinder Rd, High Peak SK22 2LJ, UK
    19 Nov 2023, 08:30
    Bowden Bridge Car Park - Hayfield, 165 Kinder Rd, High Peak SK22 2LJ, UK
    Challenging in places with a few steep scrambles. A woodland and moorland hike which will be great for mushroom spotting and awesome autumnal views. Finish with a pint in the Sportsman.
  • The Red Deer - 6 Edges Walk - 11miles
    The Red Deer - 6 Edges Walk - 11miles
    Sun, 22 Oct
    Fox house
    22 Oct 2023, 08:30
    Fox house, Fox house, Hathersage Rd, Longshaw, Sheffield S11 7TY, UK
    22 Oct 2023, 08:30
    Fox house, Fox house, Hathersage Rd, Longshaw, Sheffield S11 7TY, UK
    Love is in the air on White Edge and the Big Moor!! Its the Red Deer rutting season and this is one of the best walks to watch the drama unfold, Stags compete for the Hinds in an impressive stand off. Its become a highlight of the Herd calendar! Don't forget the binoculars!
  • Saddleworth 3 Peaks Challenge Walk- 15 miles
    Saddleworth 3 Peaks Challenge Walk- 15 miles
    Sun, 27 Aug
    Greenfield
    27 Aug 2023, 08:00
    Greenfield, Shaw Hall Bank Rd, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7LD
    27 Aug 2023, 08:00
    Greenfield, Shaw Hall Bank Rd, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7LD
    Join us for our first Herd Challenge Walk - The Saddleworth Three Peaks, Alderman Hill aka The Indians Head, Pots and Pans and Wharmton Hill.
  • Women's Wellbeing Walk
    Women's Wellbeing Walk
    Sat, 29 Jul
    Fox House Pub
    29 Jul 2023, 09:00
    Fox House Pub, Longshaw House, Hathersage Rd, Longshaw, Sheffield S11 7TY, UK
    29 Jul 2023, 09:00
    Fox House Pub, Longshaw House, Hathersage Rd, Longshaw, Sheffield S11 7TY, UK
    A laidback walk through the stunning Padley Gorge heading to Bolehill Quarry, a beautiful silver birch woodland to kickback, relax, and forest bath and take in the nature around us. Good friends, open conversation and as always a good bloody giggle.
  • The Herds Men's Walk
    The Herds Men's Walk
    Sat, 29 Jul
    Fox House Pub
    29 Jul 2023, 09:00
    Fox House Pub, Longshaw House, Hathersage Rd, Longshaw, Sheffield S11 7TY, UK
    29 Jul 2023, 09:00
    Fox House Pub, Longshaw House, Hathersage Rd, Longshaw, Sheffield S11 7TY, UK
    Not forgetting the Fellas! With thanks to our Herd members we a couple of our noble steeds who have volunteered to lead the menfolk on an awesome walk around the Burbage and Higger Tor area (route TBC) Join this band of merry men for laughs and banter in this epic part of the Peak District.
  • Ladybower to Win Hill via Hope Cross (approx 8 miles)
    Ladybower to Win Hill via Hope Cross (approx 8 miles)
    Sun, 28 May
    Heatherdene Car Park (Pay and Display)
    28 May 2023, 08:30
    Heatherdene Car Park (Pay and Display), Heatherdene, Peak District National Park, Ladybower Reservoir, Hope Valley S33 0AQ, UK
    28 May 2023, 08:30
    Heatherdene Car Park (Pay and Display), Heatherdene, Peak District National Park, Ladybower Reservoir, Hope Valley S33 0AQ, UK
    One of our 'go to walks' with reservoir views, steep woodlands, and the Elmins Pit Farm ruins. From Hope Cross we will see across the Edale Valley and Kinder, with panoramic views from the summit of Win Hill.
  • Fairbrook Naze & Ashop Head from Birchen Clough
    Fairbrook Naze & Ashop Head from Birchen Clough
    Sun, 16 Apr
    S33 0AB
    16 Apr 2023, 08:30
    S33 0AB, Birchen Clough Car Park
    16 Apr 2023, 08:30
    S33 0AB, Birchen Clough Car Park
    Moderate 9.5 miles (always approx.) Amazing views and rock formations from the northern edge of Kinder Scout.
  • Redmires Circular - Stanage, Burbage & Ox Stones
    Redmires Circular - Stanage, Burbage & Ox Stones
    Sun, 02 Apr
    Hope Valley
    02 Apr 2023, 08:30
    Hope Valley, Ringinglow Rd, Hope Valley S32 1BR, UK
    02 Apr 2023, 08:30
    Hope Valley, Ringinglow Rd, Hope Valley S32 1BR, UK
    13.5 mile hike starting from Upper Burbage Bridge Car Park.
  • The Herd Meet - Kinder Loop - 11 Mile Circular
    The Herd Meet - Kinder Loop - 11 Mile Circular
    Sun, 26 Feb
    Bowden Bridge Car Park - Peak District N
    26 Feb 2023, 08:30
    Bowden Bridge Car Park - Peak District N, 165 Kinder Rd, High Peak SK22 2LH, UK
    26 Feb 2023, 08:30
    Bowden Bridge Car Park - Peak District N, 165 Kinder Rd, High Peak SK22 2LH, UK
    11 Mile - Moderate - Circular A Return to a Herd favorite - Hayfield - Twenty Trees - Liberator Crash Site - Mill Hill - Kinder Downfall - Kinder Low Trig - Kinder Reservoir - Sportsman Pub (Highlight)
  • Xmas Hike - Castleton & The Great Ridge 12 Mile Circular
    Xmas Hike - Castleton & The Great Ridge 12 Mile Circular
    Sat, 10 Dec
    Castleton
    10 Dec 2022, 09:00
    Castleton, Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Rd, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WN, UK
    10 Dec 2022, 09:00
    Castleton, Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Rd, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WN, UK
    Grab your festive hats and Christmas jumpers, and pack a mince pie. Our festive walk this year takes in Castleton, Cavedale, Mam Tor, Losehill and back around to Castleton for a festive tipple and a toast to an awesome Year. Its The Herds Christmas Doo.
  • Chrome Hill & The Dragons Back - 7.6 Mile Circular
    Chrome Hill & The Dragons Back - 7.6 Mile Circular
    Sun, 13 Nov
    Earl Sterndale
    13 Nov 2022, 08:30
    Earl Sterndale, Earl Sterndale, Buxton SK17, UK
    13 Nov 2022, 08:30
    Earl Sterndale, Earl Sterndale, Buxton SK17, UK
    Change to original walk (Replacing Wyming Brook & Redmires) Chrome Hill - 7 Miles starting from Earl Sterndale, Taking in High Wheeldon Summit before moving on to Hollinsclough, and a scramble up to Chrome Hill and the impressive Dragons Back Ridge.
  • Shutlingsloe Circular - The Cheshire Matterhorn - 14 Miles
    Shutlingsloe Circular - The Cheshire Matterhorn - 14 Miles
    Sun, 25 Sept
    Gradbach Car Park
    25 Sept 2022, 08:30
    Gradbach Car Park, Gradbach, Buxton SK17 0SU, UK
    25 Sept 2022, 08:30
    Gradbach Car Park, Gradbach, Buxton SK17 0SU, UK
    14 miles - 2850ft of accent - A difficult and challenging route in some areas so not for the fainthearted, taking in Shutlingsloe, The Cat & Fiddle and Three Shires Head.
  • Herd Fest - Camping & Walking Festival 2022
    Herd Fest - Camping & Walking Festival 2022
    Fri, 19 Aug
    Crossgate Farm Campsite
    19 Aug 2022, 10:00 – 21 Aug 2022, 14:00
    Crossgate Farm Campsite, Tintwistle, Glossop SK13 1HP, UK
    19 Aug 2022, 10:00 – 21 Aug 2022, 14:00
    Crossgate Farm Campsite, Tintwistle, Glossop SK13 1HP, UK
    Back for a 2nd Year! The Herd Fest returns!! - Different camp ground, different walks - 100% same fun and laughter along the way. Do not miss out on a full weekend of stunning scenery by day, and amazing nights by the campfire and under the stars with great friends.
  • The Six Edges Walk - 11 Miles
    The Six Edges Walk - 11 Miles
    Sun, 26 Jun
    The Robin Hood Inn
    26 Jun 2022, 08:30 BST
    The Robin Hood Inn, Baslow, Bakewell DE45 1PQ, UK
    26 Jun 2022, 08:30 BST
    The Robin Hood Inn, Baslow, Bakewell DE45 1PQ, UK
    Adapted from the Nine Edges Challenge, we have shortened the walk to take in some of the best of this epic route. The Six Edges will include - Birchen, Gardoms, Bamford, Curbar, Froggatt and White.
  • Crowden Horseshoe - 9 Miles
    Crowden Horseshoe - 9 Miles
    Sun, 15 May
    Crowden Car Park (Peak District NPA)
    15 May 2022, 08:30
    Crowden Car Park (Peak District NPA), Unnamed Road, 1HZ, Glossop SK13 1HZ, UK
    15 May 2022, 08:30
    Crowden Car Park (Peak District NPA), Unnamed Road, 1HZ, Glossop SK13 1HZ, UK
    Hey Edge Trig, Westerdale Moss, Tooleyshaw Moore to Black Hill Trig Point. Pennine Way, Laddow Rocks and the amazing views down the Crowden Valley. Moderate to Difficult - Boggy Moorland, suitable footwear and protection will be required - see details below.
  • Throwley Old Hall, Soles Hollow and Manifold Trail (Thors Cave Optional) 8 Miles
    Throwley Old Hall, Soles Hollow and Manifold Trail (Thors Cave Optional) 8 Miles
    Sun, 20 Mar
    ST13 7TX
    20 Mar 2022, 09:00
    ST13 7TX, Grindon, Leek ST13 7TX, UK
    20 Mar 2022, 09:00
    ST13 7TX, Grindon, Leek ST13 7TX, UK
    8 Mile Beautiful Circular through fields and farmland, and through the manifold valley. Gradual and steep climbs will be rewarded with great views and the option to go play in Thors Cave.

MEET 'THE HERD'

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