Castleton - The Great Ridge

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Tim Bowman

Walk Description:

Castleton - The Great Ridge

Do you watch Channel 4? Have you seen the robot walking along a ridge?

This is that walk!

Follow in the robots' footsteps along one of the most iconic ridges in the country, this walk starts at Mam Nick Car Park, and climbs to the summit of Mam Tor and on to Lose Hill before dropping in to Castleton.

Once we leave Castleton we'll head up Cave Dale around the back of Peveril Castle before returning to the car park and heading home.

09:30- 14:00 Gear 1 and Hills Moderate Walk 12.1km and 500m of height gain.

Tips to help get the most out of your walk:

1  Suitable clothing and footwear - layers are best

2  A small rucksac 

3  Light refreshments (water, fruit juice, etc)

4 Mobile phone is useful for any last minute changes

5 Walk Leaders mobile number

6 Please contact me if you need to hire poles, £1 payable on the day of the walk 

Changes due to Covid-19

Dogs - If you bring a dog it must be on a lead and under control at all times, I use a harness with mine and would be happy to offer advice on buying one, you must also be able to help your dog over stiles etc. where needed.

Symptoms – If you have any symptoms, please cancel your walk well in advance. By attending a walk, you confirm you and anyone in your household are symptom free, or have been tested negative. I will be checking my temperature on the morning of walks so may need to cancel at short notice should I develop symptoms. Unfortunately, if you have been sent a letter telling you to self-isolate we won’t be able to walk with you at the moment. There are Online options to help keep your fitness on track.

First Aid - You will need to bring your own basic First Aid Kit (Platers, Bite and Sting Cream, Suncream etc recommended)

Sanitiser - I’d recommend Hand Sanitiser over gloves but the choice is yours. (There will be some available to purchase on the day, (£2.50 with a handy clip, and greater than 70% Alcohol)

Face Coverings - again the choice is yours, but they may be handy if we unexpectedly find it impossible to Socially Distance. A scarf or neck gaiter forms part of the governments recommended methods)

Stiles & Gates – Although I will try and keep routes to a minimum of stiles and gates, you need to be able to climb stiles unaided.

Equipment – Please bring your own poles where possible. Hired poles will be wiped down with alcohol gel, and all straps will be machine washed after every use. The walk includes a short mobilisation of joints prior to walking and a cool down stretch at the end.

Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 24 hours’ notice. To see the full policy click HERE    

Following the social distancing guidelines from NWUK... POLES APART, IN FACT 2 POLES APART! 

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