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