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25th Apr 2015 Magnificent Walk 2015


Take on the fantastic Edale Skyline.

We have a superb choice of walks planned for this year's Magnificent Walk on Saturday 25th April




  • There's the lovely 4 mile family circuit down by the river and via Castleton
    START: 10:30am
  • 9+ miles taking in half the skyline above Edale over Lose Hill, Mam Tor and Castleton
    START: 10am
  • 14 miles for more of a challenge, adding 5 miles over Win Hill to the 9 mile route
    START: 10am
  • 20 miles for the full iconic Edale Skyline, out via Lose Hill and back via Win Hill
    START: 9:30am

Join us for a magnificent day out in our most beautiful countryside, while supporting the charity which is dedicated to its protection.


Registration fees:

£12 for the 20 / 14 / 9 mile walks

£7 for the 4 mile walk

Under 16s are free

£3 extra on the day


Advance booking has now closed.

Please call 0114 279 2633 or email Julie for more info.


You can download a registration form below, but please print it out and bring it with you on the day.

Registration form

Sponsorship form

Conditions of entry


Route description: 4 mile route

Route description: 9 and 14 mile routes

Route description: 20 mile route

Map showing all four routes: side 1 and side 2


Hope Valley College location map below or follow this link:


HVC location





Hope Valley College, Castleton Road, Hope, S33 6SD

25th Oct 2014 Dame Fiona Reynolds lecture 'The case for beauty'

If you’re passionate about our green and pleasant land, help support the work of Friends of the Peak District as we celebrate our 90th anniversary, by attending this special lecture given by Dame Fiona Reynolds. 

The lecture will describe the inspiration behind the countryside conservation movement and the challenges we face in protecting our beautiful landscapes for the future. 

Dame Fiona reversed 430 years of tradition when she became the first female master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge in September 2012. She was previously a Director General of the National Trust, held posts at CPRE and the former Council for National Parks, and is also a very keen walker.

Fiona’s lecture will describe the campaign for beauty which has shaped the conservation movement in Britain, born out of the clash between beauty and industrialisation. The campaign led to the establishment of National Parks, nature and countryside protection, the safeguarding of historic buildings and monuments, and the gradual ‘greening’ of farming and forestry policy as these industries, too, industrialised in the 20th century.

Today there is as stark a choice as in the nineteenth century, as politicians compete for credibility on the economy, making the things we care about but can’t put a material value on vulnerable once again.

In a world now facing climate change, the lecture promotes ‘beauty’ as a way of looking at the world that can help us find solutions to living more sustainably, valuing and protecting the things we depend on that money can’t buy.


On Saturday 25th October at 6.30pm for 7pm start

** Refreshments (canapés and wine) included in ticket price **

Tickets cost £10. Click here to buy online.

Student and unemployed tickets cost £5. Click here to buy concessionary ticket online.

Or contact Julie Gough on julie@friendsofthepeak.org.uk or call (0114) 279 2655 for more information.

For directions to the Cantor Building, visit the Sheffield Hallam University website http://www.shu.ac.uk/university/visit/find-us/city.html

Sheffield Hallam University

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