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Rustick Walks Weekender May 2019

If you enjoyed Rustick 2018 and can’t wait till we return in 2020 why not join Sam Armstrong, the local Instructors and their Teams for a taste of the Rustick walks over three days in May 2019 (May 3rd, 4th and 5th)

Although there will not be a central HUB it’s still a great way to enjoy these iconic walks such as the Dovedale Challenge, Thorpe Cloud, Tissington Trail etc with competent leaders and back markers. There will plenty of opportunities to socialize and mix with other Nordic Walkers too.

Each walk will be loaded onto the NWUK Exercise Anywhere Portal and those with FREEDOM passports will be able to book in to as many or as few as you can fit into over the weekend. If you haven’t got a Passport, Sam and the Team will be offering a conversion and/or tuition package with a set itinerary too.

Available Walks – Friday 3rd May 2019

Part 1 - Ilam and the Compete Angler

A two-part walk taking in the crème de la crème of Dovedale and the Manifold Valley.

Part 1
Date:
3rd May 2019
Time:
08:30am
Distance:
3.9 miles
Gradients:
Lowest: 425ft Highest 528ft Total ascent 466ft

The walk starts at Ilam Park at the National Trust Car Park (free to members) passing by Ilam church, look out for the shafts of two 1,00 year old Saxon crosses in the churchyard. In the distance you’ll see Thorpe Cloud. Following a surfaced path here you’ll find alpine style houses and a school and then the Ilam Cross which was commissioned by Jesse Watts-Russell as a memorial to his wife Mary, and is officially known as the Mary Watts-Russell Memorial Cross. Jesse and Mary lived in Ilam Hall and had a lasting impact on the look and character of Ilam village… Click here for full description and to Book

Part 2 - Looking over the Dove and Manifold Valleys

A two-part walk taking in the crème de la crème of Dovedale and the Manifold Valley.

Part 2
Date: 3rd May 2019
Time: 11.30am
Distance: 4.4miles
Gradients: Lowest: 425ft Highest 528ft Total ascent 466ft

The walk starts at Ilam Hall National Trust Car Park. Heading across to Hinckley woods over St Bertram’s Bridge. The single span bridge known as St. Bertram’s Bridge survives as a good example of a medieval or early post-medieval single span bridge with later parapet addition, retaining much of its original stonework, named after the pilgrim who became a hermit… Click here for full details and to Book

Dovedale Challenge walk

Date: 3rd May 2019
Start Time:
10:00
Distance:
9 miles
Gradients: total ascent 2000ft, allow 5.5 hours

This is a challenging walk because of the distance & the hills, but also a beautiful one with far reaching views.The ultimate hill bagging challenge in this area. Walk two hills dipping in and out of Dovedale… Click here for full description and to Book

Tissington and Above the Dove Valley

Date: 3rd May 2019
Start Time:
10:00am
Distance: 8
miles
Gradients: lowest 600 ft Highest 1172ft Total ascent 929 ft

Following part of the Tissington Trail to start towards Thorpe joining Gag Lane where Dick Turpin used to roam this runs due south and is little used today. In the past it is thought to have been the main route from Ashbourne and in the 1760’s was a turnpike road… Click here for full description and to Book

Laura's Hardwick Hall Nordic Walk & Natter

Date: 3rd May 2019
Start Time:
10:00
Duration:
1.5 Hours

Join Laura and our fantastic team for a one hour Gear 2/3 Nordic walk around the grounds of the beautiful Hardwick Estate… Click here for full description and to Book

Tissington A Tale of Two Villages

Date: 3rd May 2019
Start Time:
10:00am
Duration: 3 Hours

The approach to Tissington is through a magnificent avenue of lime trees, and when you first see the place it completes the idyll of a perfect village… Click here for full description and to Book

Temple View Buxton

Date: 3rd May 2019
Start Time:
10:00
Duration:
3 Hours

Join Tim for walk to Temple Tower. Built in 1896 the tower overs magnificent views…. Click here for full description and to Book

Available Walks – Saturday 4th May 2019

Adventure Walk in Chatsworth Park and the surrounding estate

Date: 4th May 2019
Start Time:
10:00
Duration:
3.5 Hours

JoinA leisurely walk through beautiful parkland, where deer roam freely, with outstanding views of Chatsworth House… Click here for full description and to Book

Thorpe and Ilam Loop

Date: 4th May 2019
Start Time:
9:30am
Duration: 3 Hours

Thorpe Cloud dominates the view when walking to Lin Dale via Gag Lane and Thorpe Pastures… Click here for full description and to Book

Learn to Nordic walk fast track course

Date: 4th May 2019
Start Time:
2:00pm
Duration:
3 Hours

The fast track course will cover all the elements of the Learn to Nordic Walk course in 3 hours and helps you to understand how to gain propulsion, gradually increase the workload and learn how to Nordic walk for fitness… Click here for full description and to Book

Bakewell Trails and Dales

Date: 4th May 2019
Start Time:
10:30am
Duration: 4 Hours

This iconic walk takes us through Bakewell, Ashford in the Water, Monsal Head and Great Longstone… Click here for full description and to Book

The Complete Angler

Date: 4th May 2019
Start Time:
10:30pm
Duration:
4 Hours

A lovely walk starting through the picturesque village of Alstonefield to picturesque Milldale crossing Viator’s Bridge, a packhorse bridge named after a character in the best-selling book The Compleat Angler… Click here for full description and to Book

Mam Tor & Trek Caverns White Peak Adventure

Date: 4th May 2019
Start Time:
9:30am
Duration: 6 Hours

ThisReady to explore some of the best views in the white peak and discover 330 million years of history in a cavern… Click here for full description and to Book

The Dragons Back Peak District

Date: 4th May 2019
Start Time:
10:00pm
Duration:
3 Hours

Join Tim for a walk to Dragon’s Back… Click here for full description and to Book

Rustick Evening Social Get Together

Date: 4th May 2019
Start Time: 6
:00pm

Join Samantha Armstong and the Rustick NWUK Team for a Social Evening at The Dog Pub, Thorpe, Ashbourne… Click here for full description and to Book

Available Walks – Sunday 5th May 2019

Iconic Walk to The Cloud, The Stepping Stones and along the Dove River

Date: 5th May 2019
Start Time:
10:00am
Duration:
3.5 Hours

An iconic walk which will start at Tissington Trail car park, after a short walk across fields you soon reach Thorpe and the top of Lin Dale to walk up Thorpe Cloud from the eastern side… Click here for full description and to Book

Alstonefield and Hartington circular

Date: 5th May 2019
Start Time:
10.00am
Duration: 4.5 Hours

Walking from Alstonefield we are going down hill to the Dove from where we follow Wolfscote Dale, this lovely riverwalk brings us to Hartington, where we will have a coffee/lunch stop… Click here for full description and to Book

Minninglow and walking through time along the Roystone Trail

Date: 5th May 2019
Start Time:
10:00pm
Duration:
2 Hours

Minninglow is surrounded by a magical ring of beech trees, the hilltop is littered with strange slabs of pale limestone; they could be teeth extracted from some stone giant… Click here for full description and to Book

Meet the Team

Samantha Armstrong

Samantha Armstrong

Sam from Coreconcept Mid Derbyshire Nordic Walking was keen to offer a Rustick Invitation weekend after the success of the Rustick Festival and has the support of many local Instructors to offer this. As a long standing NWUK Delivery Partner she is proud to offer you these walks this year and to share the some of the best of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales Walks.

June Holden

June Holden

June has been a NWUK Instructor Brand Ambassador for Coreconcept for many years now and is a very enthusiastic, experienced and inspiring role model. June was born in Tissington Village and is delighted to be offering some walks this weekend as well as further afield.

Janneke Gorzeman

Janneke Gorzeman

Janneke enjoys delivering Nordic Walks in and around Thorpe and Dovedale and has became a NWUK Instructor a few years after she started walking with Coreconcept and then became a Brand Ambassador. She is highly experienced and knowledgeable about the local area.

Jayne & Billy Ward

Jayne & Billy Ward

Jane, an experienced physio and NWUK Delivery Partner and her Husband Billy also a NWUK Instructor and personal Trainer run Steps towards health in the Sheffield area. Together they are offering a fabulous walk in the Dark Peaks, another famous and iconic area.

Tracy Hall

Tracy Hall

I Discovered Nordic Walking in 2016 when I was looking for an outdoor, sociable activity that would complement my sedentary and often isolating proofreading work. As soon as I joined a Nordic Walking UK group and started walking regularly I found I had more energy, felt uplifted and generally happier.

Laura Daniels

Laura Daniels

My aim as an Instructor is to inspire more people, to be more active, more often. Nordic walking is a fun, safe and sociable way to improve your health, fitness and wellbeing and I am passionate about encouraging more people to include physical activity into their weekly routine.

Tim Bowman

Tim Bowman

Tim has had a love for the outdoors and history for as long as he can remember. He likes to help and encouraging people to try new things, to keep active and challenge themselves and he thinks Nordic Walking is ideal for this.

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