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Sat, 03 Feb


New Mills

Wayfarer Hike: Edale to New Mills

Join Matt (aka Mountain Bear) and Debs (aka Shorty) for an adventure which explores the early part of our Peak District Birthday Bash event routes!

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Wayfarer Hike: Edale to New Mills
Wayfarer Hike: Edale to New Mills

Time & Location

03 Feb 2024, 08:00

New Mills, Station Works, Station Rd, New Mills, High Peak SK22 3JB, UK


About the event

Meeting at New Mills stn, this is a point-to-point Wayfarer where we'll be hopping on the train and heading to Edale for our journeys start! (Full details of train / timings etc. will be in your confirmation email after booking.)

This fantastic route from Edale to New Mills will explore some of the Peak District Birthday Bash 35km & 70km race routes, making this wayfarer perfect for those that have entered the PD Birthday Bash and are keen to get familiar with the first part of the route. Equally, this Wayfarer is open to anyone wanting to explore a beautiful area of the Peak District without the pressure of running. As a hike we'll be moving at a relaxed pace, suitable for all in the group.

You can still expect plenty of climbs though (up to Hollins Cross & the northern side of Mam Tor!) and hopefully amazing views to match our efforts. The last section of our hike will be on the Torrs Trail which is brimming with history and interesting facts as we make our way on the Millennium Walkway;  a 175-yard aerial walkway spanning a cliffside above River Goyt and a wonderful view of the Torrs gorge.

As well as getting a fantastic day out exploring, there will be opportunity to learn from Matt, who is a highly experienced Mountain Leader. So whether you’re looking for a lovely day out in the safe hands of people who live and breathe the outdoors, or you’d like to gain experience and knowledge for your own big mountain adventures in the future, this is the Wayfarer Hike for you!

Although there will be some flexibility on the route if conditions are harsher than we’d normally expect on a winter day in the hills, expect a committing, challenging route and no lenience on kit requirements.

Distance: If all goes to plan, we'll cover 13-miles across some challenging rock and tricky terrain and ascend around 2,000 feet.

Kit requirements - Please note that you'll need to bring the below with you in order to take part in this event and there will no exceptions as this will be a challengeing, wintery day out;  

  • Off-road / trail running / walking boots 
  • Clothes suitable for the weather conditions, plus additional warm layer for emergencies
  • Waterproof jacket, with hood and taped seams
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm hat (fleece or beanie) 
  • Gloves (preferably insulated and waterproof)
  • 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)

PLEASE NOTE: The train ticket from New Mills to Edale is NOT included in the price of this Wayfarer. You will be responsible for purchasing your own ticket; £6:00 + 0.59p booking fee if booked online. 


  • Standard Ticket

    Please note that the train ticket to Edale is NOT included in the price of this event.

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