Starting from Narlows Car Park in Thorpe, Colin will take you along the top of the Dovedale Valley for several miles before dropping down to where the River Dove runs through the valley. Using your new skills ascending in style up to the Nabs and returning along the top of the valley again through fields and farms.
The views from above are some of the most iconic in this area whilst keeping you away from the crowds below. It will exhilarate and challenge you whilst feeling you’ve really achieved something at the end. Your endorphins will be on a high, your adrenalin pumped and feel satisfied with your efforts.
You also must be of the required fitness levels to walk for 6 miles at a higher intensity.
Distance: 6 miles
Elevations: Lowest 517ft Highest 1172ft Total Ascent 1227ft
Terrain: Open access land, can be rough in some places underfoot, farmland and paths.
Toilets: None in the Car Park, nearest are the public toilets in the village of Thorpe located in the small car park.
Gear: Think light, shoes with a good grip, low weight and flexible. Same for the backpack, no more than 25ltr, low compression straps keeping it close to your body, built-in hydration pack or side pockets for easy access to water. Jacket - breathable, perhaps zipped air vents.
Parking Location: A really useful APP called WHAT3WORDS can direct you straight to the location. Click on this link Or, copy this code https://w3w.co/marine.warned.observer The three-word address refers to an exact 3m x 3m location.
Feedback from participants:
"So much more challenging than going to the gym and so much more enjoyable being outdoors" "I've learnt loads about pole types, pole technique and body posture right through from dynamic stretch warm-up, speedhyke over different terrain and gradients and cool-down stretches. Plus how to best apply what I’ve learnt".
"Oh, my goodness! I'd have been lost without the poles. Definitely helped with upper body comfort, nowhere near as haunched as I am normally"
"Well, I’m absolutely loving it. Colin is an excellent coach, the people are lovely, the setting is beautiful and it’s highly convenient for me. I’m getting a lot out of it".
"They were great on both the ascents and the descents where the terrain was particularly challenging. I was also aware that my posture was much better, where normally I tend to become more stooped. Even in places where I was walking, I felt I was maintaining a much better pace than I would have been without the poles"
"I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's session and definitely want to do more. It was a mental work-out as well as a physical one and great fun too".
WALX Derwent and Dales have a late cancellation policy whereby full price will be paid for any walks cancelled within 12 hours of the start of the walk.
Any refund will be at the discretion of WALX Derwent and Dales and will be dependent on the cancelling client making contact with us before cancelling.
Colin McLean 07950 492322