Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Peak District Walking Festival 2011

This years festival ran for 16 days and the Mountain House Team led 13 walks, concentrating mainly on the harder moorland terrain though on one walk through Cressbrook Dale we guided some intrepid walkers to the summit of
St. Peter’s Stone.

This year we tried to give the walks descriptive names that would conjure up the spirit of the walk: A Kinder Experience; Delights of the Upper Derwent; Aircraft Wrecks, The Big One’s; etc.

It was a successful couple of weeks where we made new friends and hopefully inspired clients to get out and join us on our holidays and navigation courses. Much praise was expressed to us for the way we made the walks enjoyable and even taught a few skills like using a GPS during one of the walks.

Mike enjoyed every one of the 13 walks but thought using his compass and navigation skills during poor visibility crossing Kinder Scout to be a highlight.

We are already refining our walks in preparation for the 2012 Peak District Walking Festival.  Keep an eye out for next years programme and come and join us.