In celebration of Ethel Haythornthwaite and 100 years of CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire, we are leading guided walks up the many Ethels on land cared for by the National Trust.
The Ethels are 95 hills in the Peak District named in tribute to Ethel Haythornthwaite, who founded CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire in 1924 (then called the Sheffield Association for the Protection of Rural Scenery.) Her activism saved Longshaw Estate from development and helped establish the Peak District as the UK’s first National Park in 1951.
This moderate guided walk explores some of the Peak Districts’ most spectacular archaeological sites. Beginning in Edale, the walk ascends the historic Chapel Gate path onto Rushup Edge, where it tracks East to Lords Seat. We'll then carry onto Mam Tor and the Great Ridge before descending back into Edale.
Our Walk Leaders will pause at Lords Seat, an ancient Bronze Age burial site, and Mam Tor Iron Age Hillfort to discuss their history and the essential restoration work currently underway to protect their important earthworks.
The walk is approximately 6.5 miles and includes a steep ascent, steps, and follows an uneven footpath. Dogs on leads are welcome but there may be some stiles.
|10:00 - 14:30
|1 adult and 2 children
- Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895 Ticket sales will end 24 hours before the event.
Older accompanied children are welcome.
- Meeting point
Please meet at the Penny Pot Café by Edale railway station.
- What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water. Dogs on a lead are welcome.
This is a moderately challenging 6.5 mile and includes a steep ascent, steps, and follows an uneven footpath. Dogs on leads are welcome but there may be some stiles
Please arrive by 09:50 to leave promptly at 10:00. The walk may be cancelled in the unlikely event of extreme weather.
Explore 10km of guided trails in the heart of the Peak District. Led by our Leader in Running Fitness with extensive knowledge of the National Trust's conservation work and wider landscape.