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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  538m

Dist:  26 mi

Min age:  18

Duration:  3

Ten Peak Challenge

Trek Adventure

Adventure Cafe have devised this route to take in a stunning marathon distance (26 miles) circular route within the Peak District National Park. The day challenge starts in Hathersage. The route starts off by heading north and taking us through Burbage and towards the iconic Stanage Edge which forms the border between the High Peak of Derbyshire and Sheffield in South Yorkshire. The highest point here is 538m at Black Tor. An ancient Roman road guides the way on top of Stanage leading us towards the reservoirs of Ladybower and Derwent. Here we will see the grindstones and maybe even a buzz of the dam at Derwent in honour of the great dam busters! Crossing between Derwent and Ladybower we head back onto the hills and take in a few more peaks up towards Win Hill before following the River Noe back towards Hathersage and the finish of the challenge. Now it's time for celebratory drinks after a well-earned day in the Peak District! For a more manageable challenge, check out our Peak District Marathon/Half Marathon event page.




19:30    Pre event dinner in Hathersage. 

21:30: Latest arrival at evening accommodation,* check in and evening briefing ready for the challenge ahead.


07:30: Prepare for challenge*

08:00: Start trek challenge, this challenge is 46km and will take around 12-14 hours depending on your teams pace. It’s going to be a long day!

 20:00: Finish challenge. Return to hotel (Target Time Latest)

20:30: Arrive at hotel, a quick clean up and get ready for the celebrations


09:00: Breakfast and a relaxed morning in your own time before returning home after a hard earned challenge.


Route Map


We will be staying in clean, comfortable hotel accommodation for 2 nights. Breakfast & Bedding is provided. Please bring your own towel.


What is a Level 4.0 Trekking Challenge Like?

You are now moving into the realms of serious challenges - where you are likely to encounter rough and steep terrain, sleep deprivation – ie very long days, or even high altitude. In any case - be prepared for an event which is going to take you well past the limits of your comfort zone. Trekking days will be up to 13 hours, or slightly less if the event stretches over several days. The severity of the challenge may be magnified by various factors - and you will need to be more resilient - variable weather conditions, simple food and maybe camping – these factors forms a part of the challenge. You need to be in good shape to undertake any of these events, and you need to be training regularly. The height gain each day is greater than for level 3 - so expect plenty of hills! A level 4 challenge would involve a very long day (in excess of 28 miles) or some serious hill climbing (multiple peaks in one day) - or possibly both!


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 4.0 ‘Trek’?

To participate in these events you need to be in very good fitness. You enjoy taking exercise, and do it regularly (a couple of times a week minimum). You may well partake in several different types of activity, possibly including the gym, swimming, running, or circuit training. You probably are capable of running up to 5 or 6 miles, but in a good steady speed (around 9-10 minute miling). If you do not run - you should be regularly undertaking challenging walks or other strenuous exercise. You should be comfortable walking 17-19 miles in the English lowland countryside.


Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.


Included In Trip

Fully Qualified, Experienced & First-Aid Trained Mountain Leader throughout the event (ratio apx. 1:10).
Assistant leaders as necessary (in case of intermediate number of participants).

2 Nights Accommodation.
2 Breakfasts.
1 lunch


2 Dinners

All necessary safety equipment (to be carried by leader).


Excluded From Trip

Transport to and from the event.


Equipment Required

Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc

Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)

Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s) 
Bladder system (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking poles (highly recommended)
Sun hat (wide brimmed), neck scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches, but please check this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Warm clothing
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava

Trek Clothing
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear

Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery

Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife

Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), head torch with spare batteries and bulb

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.


Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions. If you do not follow their instructions, and principally stay in visual contact with your leader, the leader cannot be responsible for keeping you safe.



This itinerary can be run as a summer or winter event, but for either, variable weather conditions can be expected. Please pack according to the Kit List.


Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

£Price on application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

Event Location

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