BBC Salford Mid-Summer Adventure 2023

With the Peak District on our doorstep and summer warming the air, there can be no better way to spend a weekend than enjoying a fresh-air adventure, walking and biking! Guided by qualified local leaders, here’s your opportunity to join these cut-price adventures on a super-weekend getaway.

Guided Walking – Edale, Mam Tor, Brown Knoll & Jacob’s Ladder
24th June 2023

Nature: This will be a super walk leading you from the picturesque village of Edale up to the heights of Mam Tor. From here we will keep the high ground and continue west for Rushup Edge, Brown Knoll and finally Edale Cross. A descent down Jacob’s Ladder will offer a superb view along the Edale Valley and deliver us back in tme for a well earned pint! (Other beverages are also available of course!) The total distance for this wonderful tour is 17Km – which is just a tad over 10.5 miles (in old money).

Meet at: Edale Railway Station, S33 7ZA
Timings: 10:35 am meet – and allow around 6 hours for the walk (note: trains from Manchester Piccadilly arrive at 1031)
Bring: come equipped for a day on the hill and especially come with your lunch
Led by: Will– qualified Mountain Leader
Price per person: £20pp

Guided Mountain Biking – Hope Valley Highlights
25th June 2023

Nature: This wonderful Peak District mountain biking trail takes in three whopper hills in order to get in three fabulous flowy descents. None of the descents are overly demanding, though to get the most from them you do need to know a little bit about what you’re doing. If you’re struggling with the hills, you can always miss out the final ascent and not do Shatton Edge. (But it would be a huge shame to miss this out!) By starting and finishing at Bamford Station or Hope Station, this is an ideal route to access by public transport too, which allows you to have a swift pint before heading home and saves the environment at the same time!

Meeting location: Bamford Station S33 0AH
Timings: 10:30 am meet – and allow around 6 hours (maximum) for the ride (note: no trains from Manchester Piccadilly on this day)
Distance: 22 miles / 35 km (though can easily be shortened)
Height gain: 969m
How tough? If you do all three climbs – strong legs, good heart and big lungs required!
How technical? Some steep descents could easily throw you from your bike – but nothing more technical than about a blue route
Nearest bike hire: The Bike Garage – Bamford/Hope Valley
Local pubs we would recommend: The Traveller’s Rest, Brough, S33 9HG
Bring: Lunch, a drink, and your helmet!
Wear: Mitts, glasses and a small bag for your lunch and a spare layer
Led by: Will– MIAS L2 Mountain Bike Leader, and qualified Mountain Leader
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