Join us for two days of pre-conference activities to enjoy and learn about the beautiful Peak District National Park. There are four activities available for you to choose from, including hill walking, rock climbing, caving and abseiling, or a guided tour of Chatsworth House.


Join a group to walk a high level hilly route from Bamford to Castleton in the Hope Valley. The journey will include ascents of Win Hill, Lose Hill, Mam Tor and take views into the valley of Edale to Kinder Scout beyond. There will be plenty of time to consider local geography and geology and to discuss tourism in the National Park.

Ratio 1 instructor to 8 walkers
Cost £50 per person

Rock Climbing

We will visit Stanage Edge, high above the Hope Valley, for outstanding gritstone climbing. Stanage offers classic gritstone climbing at every grade and draws climbers from around the world. If you are a climber, bring your gear and our team will help you to find some routes to enjoy. If you are a beginner, we will provide all of the kit and instruction needed for a good day on the rock.

Ratio 1 instructor to 6 climbers
Cost £50 per person

Caving and Abseil

The Peak District is one of the UK’s major caving regions with deep vertical potholes, long streamways and large chambers. We will explore Carleswark Cavern and Giants Hole. Both caves offer exciting exploration with ladder climbs and abseils. Aimed at introduction level to include complete beginners, these trips will include all equipment.

Ratio 1 instructor to 6 cavers
Cost £50 per person

Guided tour of Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House

Visit Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, to experience the house, garden and estate. The day will include a guided tour of the house and its collection, as well as a tour of the garden and its historical features. There will also be time for you to walk in the 1000 acres of parkland, home to red and fallow deer, sheep, cattle and many wild animals.

Cost £25 per person

Key Dates

  • February 2015
    Abstract submission opens
  • April 2015
    Registration opens
  • Friday 3 July 2015
    Early bird rate closes
  • Monday 10 August
    Booking closes for activities
  • Tuesday 1st September 2015
    Registration closes

In association with

Trek and Mountain
Jagged Globe
Jagged Globe
Sheffield, the Outdoor City
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