Adrians Walk is a sponsored 52 mile 3 day hiking challenge from Bakewell to Edale taking in some of the most attractive and challenging countryside in the Peak District
And Every Penny raised in sponsorship goes to charity
Adrian, who has lived in Chesterfield since 2004 and walked in the Peaks most of his life, wrote the Guide book to Adrian’s walk – Roughin it in the Peaks (usually a 3 day walk, but can be longer) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pennine way – Adrians Walk to Hadrian’s Wall and to raise money for the Edale Mountain Rescue team, who Adrian volunteers for as a body! Adrian also writes in the Guide:
“The final day of the Walk is in memory of those who stood up for our right to roam. The first 2 are dedicated to removing the beer belly I’ve been working on the last few years”.
Walk is an energising and energetic celebration of Britain’s most popular
outdoor pastime and a great way to raise funds for Edale Mountain Rescue.
The route takes you from the meandering and peaceful country lanes of the White Peaks; to single dirt tracks and strenuous uphill slogs in the Dark Peaks. The rewards are the exhilarating views and the absolute feeling of accomplishment.
“My life what a walk, what a mini adventure we’re about to go on, what a training session for the Pennine Way - Adrian’s Walk to Hadrian’s Wall”. If you like hiking, like taking photos, if you like discovering what’s around you whilst you’re walking, then you’re going to love this little guide and you’re also going to love this 3 day 58 mile hike – obviously you can take longer.
“One of the things that I love about the Peak District is you never know what to expect. The terrain is as unpredictable as the weather, and it’s often the weather that makes the terrain so unpredictable. Rain, fog, sleet, snow and glorious sunshine often in the same afternoon - am I sellin it well?”
Not only does the Adrians walk guide book list the exact route for the day walk it also describes a little local history and what you can see around you such as Peter’s stone which takes its name due to its shape resembling the basilica of St Peter's in Rome and was where the last Gibbet (a gallows used to display the bodies of criminals before or after their execution) in the county stood. Adrian Writes “You could just imagine the raven pecked bleaching bones of the dead rattling against the cold rusting metal cages in the wind, chiming their eerie warning to other would be criminals as they follow the route (not be camping here then!!)”
There will be an award and presentation evening (Don’t worry you don’t have to make a speech) shortly after the event which will be held at the pub whose team raises the most amount of money. The awards and prizes will be presented by invited dignitaries, event sponsors, the press and members of the Edale Mountain Rescue team.