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International Women's Day: Talk on Ethel Haythornthwaite and Higger Tor Walk

In celebration of International Women's Day and 100 years of CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire, we are hosting a talk on the life and work of Ethel Haythornthwaite followed by a guided walk up Higger Tor.

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In celebration of International Women's Day and 100 years of CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire, we are hosting a talk on the life and work of Ethel Haythornthwaite followed by a guided walk up Higger Tor.

We will hear from Cassa Townsend, CPRE Engagement Lead, about Ethel’s campaigning and environmental activism, which protected greenspace surrounding Sheffield and the Peak District including Longshaw Estate. This dedicated work eventually led to the establishment of the Sheffield Green Belt and Britain's first National Park, the Peak District.

Afterwards, there will be a guided walk up Higger Tor, the closest ‘Ethel’ to Longshaw Estate. The Ethels are 95 hills in the Peak District devised by CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire supporter and hillwalker Doug Colton - and are named in tribute to Ethel Haythornthwaite.

It is a moderate 8km walk from Longshaw café with a fairly steep 180m ascent onto the Tor. The route continues to Upper Burbage Bridge before returning along the Sheffield Country Walk in the shadow of Burbage Rocks.

Our walk leaders are incredibly knowledgeable, so please ask as many questions about the area as you like!

Other walks in the Walk The Ethels series are available here - https://bit.ly/3DbDkG5 Accompanied children are welcome but the walk is not suitable for pushchairs or prams.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All £7.50

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Accompanied children are welcome.

Meeting point

Meet at the Longshaw Café

What to bring and wear

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.

Accessibility

This 8km walk is moderately challenging, includes a steep ascent, and follows an uneven footpath. Dogs on leads are welcome but there may be some stiles.

Other

Please arrive by 09:50 for the presentation to start at 10:00.

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