Sun, 10 Dec|
Wayfarer HIKE: "Two Trig Hike"
Join Debs on this Wayfarer hike, with an option to warm-up with a delicious two course Christmas lunch after.
Time & Location
10 Dec 2023, 09:15
Cannock, Cannock WS12 4PT, UK
About the event
Meeting in Cannock at 9:15am ready for a 9:30am. Meeting location will be sent in confirmation email after booking.
Join Debs aka SHORTY for a Wayfarer HIKE, starting with a gradual climb heading towards our first trig point, at the popular landmark the Glacial Boulder... we'll discover the mystery of how this big rock got there!
As we head out to our second trig point of the hike, remember to look out for the fallow and red deer roaming the heathland. We'll reach Broc Hill and the Millenium sundial, where there are great panoramic views and - weather permitting - we'll see as far as The Wrekin which is over 20 miles away.
Over the Stepping Stones, crossing the stream and we make a gradual climb through Abraham’s Valley, with more great views in what was originally a royal hunting forest. By mile 8 we will have reached our second trig point and yep you’ve guessed it, more cracking views! We are now at the highest point of our HIKE. Big smiles for a group photo before we move on through the forest and join the Heart of England Way, heading back to our cars.
Expect to cover around 10 miles in 4 - 5 hours, with 1300ft of elevation.
Kit requirements - Please note that you'll need to bring the below with you in order to take part in this event;
- Off-road trail running / walking shoes
- Clothes suitable for the weather conditions, plus additional warm layer for emergencies
- Waterproof jacket, with hood and taped seams
- Waterproof trousers
- Hat and gloves
- Sufficient food and drinks for a morning in the hills
- Small backpack or bum-bag to carry items not being worn
- Cash / card for emergencies (or cake)
Optional Christmas Lunch
Further details of how to book lunch will be included in your confirmation email after booking.
The plan is that we'll warm-up following our epic hike with a Chritsmas meal at Springslade Lodge at 2pm.
The meal is £20 a head for a 2 course meal. Further information about booking onto the meal will be included in your confirmation email after booking. Please note that the meal is not included in the price of the Wayfarer and taking part in this is completely optional.
Springslade Lodge do excellent homemade food, so see if you are tempted by the menu;
Starters: Sweet potato and ginger soup served with a homemade roll
Main: Roast Turkey dinner with all the trimmings or Mushroom, chestnut and goats cheese Mille - Feuille
Dessert: Chocolate, rum and raisin Christmas pudding or Sticky orange and cranberry pudding.
- Ticket type
(70p of which is donated to the Peak District National Park Foundation charity.)Price£14.70