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. 


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!


'The Herd' Events

  • Herd Fest - Camping & Walking Festival 2022
    Fri, 19 Aug
    Crossgate Farm Campsite
    19 Aug, 10:00 – 21 Aug, 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
    Sun, 26 Jun
    The Robin Hood Inn
    26 Jun, 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
    Sun, 15 May
    Crowden Car Park (Peak District NPA)
    15 May, 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
    20 Mar, 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.
  • Grindsbrook Clough Scramble - Crowden Tower & Jacobs Ladder
    27 Feb, 09:00
    Edale Car/Coach Park, Water Meadows, Hope Rd, Edale, Hope Valley S33 7ZQ, UK
    8 mile - Kinder via a scramble up Grindsbrook Clough (Grade 1 - Fairly Easy) to Crowden Tower and down Jacobs Ladder.
  • Bleaklow & The B29 Super Fortress Crash Site
    Sun, 30 Jan
    Torside Car Park - Peak District NP
    30 Jan, 09:00
    Torside Car Park - Peak District NP, B6105, Glossop SK13 1JF, UK
    MEET UPDATE: Meeting location changed to Torside Carpark SK13 1JF at 9am. Walk extended to 14 miles. Please see facebook group for info.
  • Christmas Night Hike - 6 Miles
    Wed, 15 Dec
    Castleton Visitor Centre
    15 Dec 2021, 18:00
    Castleton Visitor Centre, Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Rd, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WN, UK
    Wed 15th December - Castleton visitor centre Santa suits at the ready! Lights, the brighter the better. Come and light up the great ridge and join us for a festive hike up Mam Tor via Hollins Cross and back down Winnats Pass to the Bulls Head Pub.
  • Hayfield Circular - 12 Mile
    Sun, 21 Nov
    Bowden Bridge Car Park
    21 Nov 2021, 09:00
    Bowden Bridge Car Park, 165 Kinder Rd, High Peak SK22 2LH, UK
    Join us on a 12 Mile circular of Hayfield, taking in Lantern Pike and its illusive trig, Cracken Edge, South Head and Mount Famine.
  • Dove Stones Reservoir & The Trinnacle
    24 Oct 2021, 09:00
    OL3 7NE, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7NE, UK
    Dove Stone reservoirs and the trinnacle - 13.46km circular - Amazing views with great friends
  • Shining Tor, Errwood & Windgather Rocks - Herd Meet (National GetOutside Day)
    26 Sept 2021, 09:00
    Pym Chair Car Park, High Peak SK23 7RF, UK
    It's National GetOutside Day lets celebrate with 10 miles around the Goyt Valley, glorious scenery and great friends.
  • The Hairy Herd - Camp & Walking Festival 2021
    Fri, 20 Aug
    Somerset House Farm
    20 Aug 2021, 10:00 – 22 Aug 2021, 13:00
    Somerset House Farm, Wardlow, Buxton SK17 8RW, UK
    Backpacks And Bruises & Grizzly D Outdoors Present The Hairy Herd - Camp & Walking Festival 2021. Join us for 3 epic days of amazing scenic walks in The Peak District, with fun and banter around a campfire. Grab your tents and flag poles!
  • The Herd Meet - Kinder 11 Mile Circular
    Sun, 08 Aug
    Bowden Bridge Car Park - Peak District N
    08 Aug 2021, 09:00
    Bowden Bridge Car Park - Peak District N, 165 Kinder Rd, High Peak SK22 2LH, UK
    11 Mile - Moderate - Circular Hayfield - Twenty Trees - Liberator Crash Site - Mill Hill - Kinder Downfall - Kinder Low Trig - Kinder Reservoir - Sportsman Pub (Highlight)
  • Derwent Edge & Reservoir Meet
    Sun, 20 Jun
    Fairholmes Car Park
    20 Jun 2021, 09:00
    Fairholmes Car Park, Fairholmes Car Park, Derwent Ln, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0AQ, UK
    11 Mile Circular - Taking in stunning panoramic views and ticking off some Peak District landmarks along the way, as well as Ladybower, Derwent Edge and Derwent Dam. Challenging Hike.
  • The Roaches & Luds Church Group Walk
    Sun, 23 May
    The Roaches UKC Parking
    23 May 2021, 09:00
    The Roaches UKC Parking, Upper Hulme, Leek ST13 8UA, UK
    8 Mile circular, taking in woodland, rocks and chasms and breathtaking views over the Cheshire plains.
  • Shutlingsloe Circular - The Cheshire Matterhorn - 14 Miles
    25 Sept, 08:30
    Gradbach Car Park, Gradbach, Buxton SK17 0SU, UK
    14 miles - 2850ft of accent - A difficult and challenging route so not for the fainthearted.


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The Herd
The Herd
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HairyHerd Fest 2021
HairyHerd Fest 2021
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HairyHerd Fest 2021
HairyHerd Fest 2021
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Raise the flag!
Raise the flag!
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The Derwent Edge Walk
The Derwent Edge Walk
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The Pubs Calling!!
The Pubs Calling!!
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