Latest weather update (20.9.2018)

Please note that the weather is forecast to be wet and windy. Please dress accordingly - wear a waterproof coat, waterproof walking boots and anything else you think might be appropriate to protect you from the elements.

Where is the walk taking place?

Derbyshire is the setting for our annual Peak District Walk. This 8-mile all-family walk takes place in some of the most stunning scenery in the Peak District National Park. It was here that the brave crews of 617 Squadron trained in their specially adapted Lancaster bombers for their epic raid on the Ruhr dams in May 1943.

In its third year, this charity walk will start and finish at The Yorkshire Bridge Inn. It will follow the designated walking route around the east of Ladybower Reservoir up to Fairholmes, and will return via the west of Ladybower Reservoir and back to The Yorkshire Bridge Inn where there will be a hog roast and an opportunity to mingle with lots of like-minded people.

Car parking will be at The Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Heatherdene and in a local residents field.

Participants will be directed to the cafe at Fairholmes as the half way point refreshment facility.

Why walk for the AAT?

This walk will provide you with plenty of opportunity to meet people with experience of aplastic anaemia, enjoy the great Derbyshire outdoors and work up a healthy appetite for when the walk is completed! It's also an opportunity for you to raise money for the Aplastic Anaemia Trust so that we can carry on funding patient support and research into this devastating rare bone marrow failure.

National Park Rangers will join us on our walk and will be able to tell you all about this fascinating location. 

Why not make a weekend of it?

Why not make a weekend of it and fully immerse yourself into exploring the beautiful Derbyshire countryside? There are 14 rooms available at the award winning Yorkshire Bridge Inn, where the walk will start. You need to hurry though, as the rooms go quickly. Alternatively, you can try The Ladybower Inn or the Crookhill Farm B&B, or the Underleigh House B&B.

Here are the joining instructions for the day.

We cannot wait to see you, your family and friends, including the four-legged ones, on 22 September 2018!

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