28-30 July 2023
We going back to the Peak District for our Outdoor Adventure Girls weekend in July 2023.
Outdoor Adventure Girls big weekends are designed to give you the time to reconnect with yourself, get outdoors in nature and connect with other women. We now host OAG retreats all over the UK throughout the year, this being our ninth weekend away, with more to come in 2023.
Ever wondered what it’s like on one of our weekend trips? Watch our vlog below
Outdoor Adventure Girls weekend – Peak District
DATE: 28 – 30 July 2023
LOCATION: Peak District
ACCOMMODATION: YHA Castleton
We are heading to the beautiful Peak District, at the southern end of the Pennines. It is a stunning place to visit with much of it is upland above 1,000 feet and its highest point being Kinder Scout.
Despite its name, the landscape has fewer sharp peaks than rounded hills, plateaus, valleys and limestone gorges (hence the name of many of it’s peaks being know as edges).
The National Trust owns about 12% of the land in the national park, including its three estates (High Peak, White Peak and Longshaw) and other significant areas at Derwent Edge, Hope Woodlands, Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Dovedale, Milldale and Winnats Pass.
Please note that this is subject to change, but will give you an idea of what to expect. An itinerary will be sent to all booked guests one month before the event, with all details needed to attend the weekend. There is also a WhatsApp chat for all attendees to plan car sharing and chatting before.
Friday 28 July
5pm onwards: Check in, meet your fellow OAG guests and grab a drink from the bar inside the hostel
6pm: Welcome from OAG
7:30pm: Welcome dinner
8.00pm: Empowerment session with Amy
Saturday 29 July
9.30am: Guided group hike up (Kinder Scout or Mam Tor and the Great Ridge)
*hikes are weather dependant
*Remember to bring your lunch with you!
4pm: Wild swim in a nearby waterfall
5pm: Back to YHA to dry off and relax
8.30pm: Free time to relax or games night
Sunday 30 July
9.30am: Check out
10.00am: Yoga and guided meditation class
12.00pm: Lunch at a local pub
Our accommodation for the weekend is the stunning YHA Castleton, a fully refurbished gothic mansion, set within 27 acres of parkland and offering stunning views across its picturesque surroundings.
Castleton itself is one of the Peak District’s most charming villages, with Peveril Castle, plenty of small, independent shops and numerous pubs for guests to explore and enjoy. Castleton is also famed for its caves and caverns, most notably the Blue John Cavern, and is a haven for walkers, with walks up Mam Tor among a vast range of routes.
Our accommodation for the trip will be in 4-bed and 6-bed dorms, exclusive to our group.
NOTE: There is car parking at this hostel, but it is limited and there may be other guests parking at the hostel too.
£250 per person (see below what’s included)
- 2-nights accommodation
- 2 x breakfasts at YHA
- 2 x dinners at YHA
- Empowerment workshop
- Group guided 12km hike up to Kinder Scout in the heart of the Peak District
- Group yoga class with meditation and mindfulness practice
- Group wild swim (location TBC)
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Travel to and from the weekend
- Transport to the hike on Sunday
- Saturday lunch is not included as we will be out – please bring a packed lunch with you (you can store it in the YHA fridges overnight)
*Rooms will be allocated randomly unless you request to share with someone.
I can’t wait to host you on another OAG big weekend!