OAG weekend – Peak District

3-5 February 2023

We are off to the Peak District for our Outdoor Adventure Girls weekend in February 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. 

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OVERVIEW

Outdoor Adventure Girls weekend – Peak District

DATE: 3 – 5 February 2023

LOCATION: Peak District

ACCOMMODATION: YHA Castleton

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THE LOCATION

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.

THE SCHEDULE

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. 

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Friday 3 February

5pm onwards: CHECK IN to YHA

+ meet your fellow OAG guests and grab a drink from the bar inside the hostel

6pm: Welcome from OAG with ice-breaker

7:30pm: Welcome dinner at YHA

8.00pm: Empowerment session with Sophie

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Saturday 4 February

8.00am:  Breakfast at YHA

8.30am: Pick up from YHA to activity day (transport provided)

*Remember to bring your lunch with you!

9am: Adventure activity day

You will be split in to teams and you will compete against each other to get as many points as possible through a variety of tasks, which will include orienteering, abseiling, rock scrambling and other team building activities.

4pm: Back to YHA to relax, have a nap or get a drink.

7.30pm: Dinner at YHA

8.30pm: Free time

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Sunday 5 February

8.00am: Breakfast at YHA

9.00am: Check out 

Travel to meeting point for start of Mam Tor hike (guests to use their own transport)

9.30am: 10km hike up Mam Tor in the heart of the Peak District (3-4 hours with stop)

1pm: Lunch at a local pub

3pm: DEPART

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THE ACCOMMODATION

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.

If you would like to request a private room please let Sophie know in advance for a small fee.

NOTE: There is car parking at this hostel, but it is limited. Please arrive early to secure a spot – please do not park outside residents driveways or houses. If there is no space please go and park in the village centre.

THE PRICE

£250 per person (see below what’s included)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 2-nights accommodation
  • 2 x breakfasts at YHA
  • 2 x dinners at YHA
  • Adventure activity day with transport included to and from the activity centre
  • 10km hike to Mam Tor in the heart of the Peak District
  • Sunday lunch at a local pub/restaurant

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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.

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I can’t wait to host you on another OAG big weekend! 

Sophie xxx

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About Me

Sophie is a travel writer, based in the UK, always thinking about her next adventure. Sophie set up Outdoor Adventure Girls in 2020 with the aim to provide safe spaces for women to connect, get outdoors and push themselves out of their comfort zone.