Peak District Trail Running Weekender
Hob Hurst's Fell Race, Spectacular Guided Runs, Workshops, Guest Speakers and more!
7th to 9th August 2020
A full weekend of trail & fell running plus much more
This weekend has opened up a whole new chapter in my life!
It has massively reinvigorated my enjoyment and given me a new perspective on the 'purpose' of running.
Come and join us for a weekend of spectacular running in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. Staying on the edge of the famous Chatsworth Estate, you’ll be able to take part in a fell race, stunning guided trail runs and enjoy a host of other activities in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Guided runs taking in some of the best countryside in England
Entry to our very own Hob Hurst's Fell Race
A range of other activities throughout the weekend
Fully catered accommodation at the wonderful Dukes Barn in the historic village of Beeley
Run only and non-residential options are also available for those that don't require accommodation.
Feedback from previous participants
“What an amazing weekend spent in beautiful surroundings and in great company. This weekend has opened up a whole new chapter in my life. Bring on the next one!” Kevin
“Thank you guys for an AMAZING weekend of running. Way out of my comfort zone and just what I needed. I learnt a lot, laughed a lot and ate a lot! PLEASE let me know when the next one is, it’s going straight on my running calendar!!” Eve
"What a brilliant weekend of off-road running from Beeley that was! Fantastic organisation and fabulous routes, plus great company and support. Thank you Peak Running!” Julie
“Well done for an excellent event. Well organised and friendly – I would come again!” Rollo
“My expectation was that there would be a load of people being very serious about the running but you smashed that. You've taken the fear out of doing an event like this before I've even attempted one.” Jim (non-runner)
“Thanks for putting on a great weekend, I really enjoyed it. The location was good, Dukes Barn delivered great good, the runs were fab, and I think the team did a very good job at keeping everyone together with such different abilities.” Rachael
“Thanks you for such a great weekend. It has massively reinvigorated my enjoyment and given me a new perspective on the ‘purpose’ of running that I had forgotten. The guided aspect of this event was invaluable.” Janine
“I really enjoyed the weekend. I felt everything was put together and delivered to a high standard with plenty of knowledge shared and a great all round experience.” Jack
“That you catering team - you are legends!” Emma
“Excellent accommodation, food, staff, runs and entertainment. Friendly, lots of advice, supportive and encouraging. Perfect it was.” Angela
“Really enjoyed the running workshop – especially Andy’s very handy nutritional advice.” Daisy
“I got lots of advice and tips from different members of the team. Fantastic weekend, thank you so much!” Michelle
“Thank you! It has been epic – really left motivated!” Sara
The Trail Run Series
The runs will kick off on Friday evening with our 5-mile Hob Hurst's Fell Race, where you have the option to take part in the race or run the route with one of our guides. On Saturday and Sunday there will be two guided runs of around 14 miles (23km) and 10 miles (16km), taking in some of the best countryside in England. Throughout the weekend you will have the option to just choose the runs you want to do, or to take shorter routes.
You will experience a wide range of terrain over the course of the weekend, including open moorland, forest trails, country estates and impressive vistas of the Peak District.
All three runs will start and finish at our base in the village of Beeley. They will be lead by our team of experienced trail and fell runners, so you do not require navigational skills, and you don't need to be a fast runner to keep up. We will split into smaller groups as necessary, with each group going at a pace that everyone can comfortably cope with.
As well as building in some time to relax, socialise and explore the local area, we are planning a number of related activities that will be fun, educational and inspiring.
Exercises and discussions led by UK Athletics licensed coaches, which are an opportunity to learn about various topics such as energy systems, training strategies, nutrition, flexibility, navigation and kit choice
Inspirational talks about running adventures
Use of large games room and outdoor activity area
Plus, coaching staff and experienced trail/fell runners will be on-site throughout the weekend to provide advice and guidance on training and other aspects of trail running.
Our base for our weekend is Dukes Barn, situated in the historic village of Beeley on the edge of the Chatsworth estate.
Dukes is an exceptionally well equipped outdoor centre. In addition to comfortable sleeping accommodation (small dormitories), there is a large games room, cinema and outdoor activity areas. The location on the edge of the village means there are great views of the surrounding hills.
Accommodation on Friday and Saturday nights is included in our all inclusive option, as is catering throughout the weekend:.
All meals which are prepared freshly on site from high quality locally sourced produce. (Dietary requirements can be catered for.)
Unlimited water, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
We also have run only and non-residential options for anyone based locally or preferring to arrange their own accommodation.
Provisional Programme - Full details & timings to be confirmed
Note:There is always the possibility that we may have to make changes to the programme or timings at short notice, due to extreme weather, or other factors outside of our control.
To secure your place(s) on this great weekend, select the package you require below and provide us with your details. We will then contact you to confirm your place and arrange payment.
Note: By clicking 'Book' you are indicating that you agree to our terms and conditions.
Our venue, Dukes Barn, is located on the eastern side of the Peak District, approximately 25 miles north of Derby and 15 miles south west of Sheffield.
For those travelling by road it is approximately 30 minutes from the M1 to the east or 60 minutes from M6 to the west.
The address is School Lane, Beeley, Matlock.
Post code for sat nav: DE4 2NU
The nearest railway stations at Matlock (7 miles) and Chesterfield (10 miles) and local bus services serve Beeley village hourly.
We are happy to provide more detailed advice for your travel arrangements and help arrange taxis from local railway stations.
For adventurous souls planning to come by bicycle, there is space at the venue to secure their machines.
The area surrounding our venue is world famous for its spectacular landscapes, which are a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, and its historic towns, villages and stately homes. There is also abundant wild life in the area. A Dusky Thrush was a recent visitor, but you may have more luck spotting the deer in the park!
Dukes Barn itself is part of the Chatsworth Estate, and within walking distance of the grounds of Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The house and gardens are open to the public and are one of the UK’s premier tourist attractions. www.chatsworth.org
The historic market town of Bakewell, famous for the Bakewell Pudding (www.bakewellpuddingshop.co.uk), is just 4 miles away in the next valley. And a little further down the road is the county town of Matlock its neighbour Matlock Bath, a 19th century spa town nestling below the Heights of Abraham.
A little closer, just 200 metres down the village, is the Devonshire Arms. Originally an 18th Century Coaching Inn, this is now a popular pub serving locally brewed real ale and quality food. The Old Smithy tea rooms are also in the village, which along with the Devonshire Arms, is a good option for a meal for those arriving early on the Friday or staying in the area longer.
The Old Smithy
Chatsworth House & Gardens
The Original Bakewell Pudding Shope
Heights of Abraham
Frequently asked questions
Terms and conditions
Your booking for a full weekend package is secured with a £50 deposit per person, with the remaining balance is to be paid no later than 8 weeks prior to the event. If you choose run only options, full payment can be made in advance or on arrival. Payments can be made by bank transfer (preferred), cheque or cash (run only options).
Accommodation is within small dormitories, which vary in size from 2 to 8 beds. If you are coming as a group or couple we will do our best to keep you together, but this cannot be guaranteed. As far as possible we will segregate sexes for those that prefer a single sex dormitory, but there may be a requirement for a mixed area. If you have any specific requests, please discuss when booking, as once places are allocated it will be difficult to move you around. Our ability to honour requests will depend on the make up of attendees.
If you need to cancel your booking, please contact us as soon as possible. However, the following conditions apply.
If you cancel less than 4 weeks before the start of the event, we will retain 100% of the full amount paid by you.
If you cancel less than 8 weeks before the event, we will retain 50% of the full amount paid by you.
If you cancel more than 8 weeks before the event, we will just retain the deposit.
If you fail to pay the balance by the due time we will, unless agreed otherwise, assume you have cancelled and retain your deposit.
You may transfer your booking to another person without incurring additional charge. However, it is your responsibility to identify a substitute, unless we have someone on a waiting list that is willing to take your place.
Peak Running reserves the right to make adjustments to the programme of events, including the cancellation of one or more activities, at short notice and without prior notice (e.g. in the event of extreme weather or external events outside of our control). If this is necessary, Peak Running will take all reasonable steps to provide alternative replacement activities but is not obliged to provide participants with any refund.
In the event that it is necessary to cancel the entire event, prior to its commencement for reasons that were under Peak Running’s control, participants will be offered a full refund or the opportunity to transfer to a future event. However, no liability is accepted for any associated costs (e.g. travel bookings) incurred by participants.
Must be 18 years old or above;
Take responsibility for ensuring their own fitness to participate in the event and associated activities;
Declare all relevant medical details;
Inform the event management team immediately in the event of injury or illness affecting their ability to take part; and
Follow the instructions given by the run leaders at all times during the run series.
Peak Running reserves the right to, at any time, remove participants from the event or prevent participants participating in activities if, at the event manager’s sole discretion, they consider such action necessary for safety reasons or the proper enjoyment of the event by other participants, or for any other reasonable reason. No refund shall be made if the participant has acted negligently, maliciously, with wilful misconduct or otherwise without due care and attention for the event or other participants, so as to cause his/her removal.
Peak Running accepts no liability for any damage, injury or loss suffered by participants, or to any other persons, or to any property in connection with the event or otherwise.
While Peak Running will take all reasonable care with the staging of any event, participants acknowledge that personal accident and personal items insurance are his or her sole responsibility.
Unless specifically requested otherwise, the participant consents to being photographed and filmed throughout the event and that these films and photographs may be used in any media for the purpose of advertising, publicity and otherwise in relation to the promotion of the event and/or future events promoted by Peak Running.