Peak District

Day 1

After arriving in Buxton, students sampled the Buxton Spring Water from the local tap and then we set off on our first walk. We stopped for a rest mid-walk and took in the local scenery. Later in the walk,  the rain came – but spirits remained high. After completing a 7 mile walk, we reached our warm cosy Youth hostel.


Day 2

We walked 10 km to Bakewell, famous for the eponymous tart. We had great walking weather and the students were really good walkers.


Day 3

It was a massive walk and a really good challenge. We covered 12 miles but everyone was in great spirits. We walked from the Youth Hostel down and up a steep limestone valley in the white peaks to a beautiful village where we had lunch and an ice cream. Stunning weather and countryside.


Day 4

A lovely early atmospheric morning over the village this morning. Then a short bus ride to Alton Towers, originally the estate and home of Sir Robert Peel.


Day 5

Today we had a challenging walk to Buxton where we caught the train back. We enthusiastically climbed many step hills. Our Carbon Footprint is ultra low on this trip walking and train.



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