First Light Adventures offer trail races, training courses, guided runs and walks and wild camping in the Peak District, Derbyshire.

Guided Walks

First Light Adventure offer guided walks on an “open” basis – set dates which people can sign up for a particular walk (see the calendar for open walks) or bespoke dates for a personalised walk / experience suitable for families, groups or corporate / fundraising. Enquire for further details on a specific requirement.

Unless specified, all walks are circuits so we shall return to the starting point. Times given are an approximation based on an average person’s walking speed. Other factors may influence pace on the day so please bear this in mind.

The Edgy Walks

These are the walking version of our popular guided trail run routes. Both are in the region of 9 miles in length and take in the undulating terrain over moorland trails and footpaths as well as the rocky edges towering high above the Derwent Valley. The Edgy North is a little more involving than the Edgy South with a few extra obstacles to navigate. Both walks offer splendid views and photo stops aplenty.

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The Edale Skyline

A popular long-distance route in the Peak District, once the initial climb has been negotiated the route stays on high ground with constant views in all directions. As the journey circumnavigates the Edale valley we encounter many of the famous peaks, ridges, and rock formations so synonymous with the area. Naturally, each is worth a photo stop, and it’s at one of these where we’ll have lunch for an atmospheric break. With approximately 20 miles to cover this can be a big day out, expect to be 8 hours or more depending on conditions. Time very well spent.

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The Kinder Circular

Another fabulous long-distance walk that requires an initial climb and then stays high until the final descent. This route ascends Grindslow Knoll before we proceed clockwise or anti-clockwise around Kinder’s most beguiling edges and rocky outcrops formed by weathering and erosion. These unusual features are scattered all the way around and make for some very atmospheric settings. Ambling amongst The Woolpacks is like walking on another planet. With 19 miles of route expect a big day out and some fabulous imagery before returning to Edale for its hospitality.

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Derwent Valley Skyline

The longest of our open walks at 24 miles, suitable for people with good fitness and endurance and those training for a challenging walk. It’s a serious walk, often across demanding terrain, which takes in the watershed above the Upper Derwent reservoirs. This route offers vast views and allows you to get close up to some more outstanding Peak District rock formations such as Wheel Stones, Salt Cellar, and Alport Castles. It is a rewarding full day out.

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We can offer guided walks up to 50km and beyond on a bespoke basis. These are suitable for corporate teams/fundraisers / personal challenges. Contact us for further information.
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