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The totally MAD 'lots of Peaks' Challenge

Public Transport based walk with Steve Rawlins.

28.0 mi


Walk leader to join at the walk start. Many of us will be camping at the campsite near Hope railway station.

Bit of a summer challenge to stretch the legs, taking in some of the best hills the Peak District has to offer.

Starting from Hope, we'll make our way towards Win Hill and Wooler Knoll that should offer supberb views of the Ladybower Reservoir, famous as a test area for the Dambuster's Bouncing Bombs.

We'll then head towards Edale and join the Pennine way through Barbers Booth and up Jacobs Ladder until reaching the campsite in Hayfield.

Bit of a long trek follows along the ridge of Lord's Seat until reaching Mam Tor. The glorious great ridge then awaits and we'll visit Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill. By then we will be fed up with hills so we head for the pub!

Most of this walk is on decent paths however may still be muddy depending on the weather.

There are drop out points at Edale (railway station) and Hayfield (bus service) but a small amount of self-navigation would be required.

In terms of difficulty, this walk is quite comparable to the Yorkshire 3 Peaks so please ensure you are capable of this length/ascent as the pace will be quite brisk due to the length.

Plenty of parking available in Hope

If you have any questions please feel free to email


Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

07:35: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 07:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Hope

07:49: Train departs for the walk start at Hope Rail Station.

08:40: Walk starts at Hope Rail Station.

Return from Hope Rail Station. 39 mins past the hour

Waypoints: Hope, Win Hill, Wooler Knoll, Ladybower Reservoir, Edale, Jacobs Ladder, Hayfield, Lord's Seat, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor, Lose Hill

1-7-2017 07:35 1-7-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London The totally MAD 'lots of Peaks' Challenge Hope Rail Station MAD Walkers
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