We are delighted to announce our Peak District 2023 Trail & Yoga Escape
Surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park, this fabulous long weekend will be based in the pretty village of Edale. Edale is known to many as the start of one of Britain’s most famous long distance trails, the Pennine Way, which is right next to our home for the weekend.
Deep in the valley, with Kinder Scout high to the north and the Great Ridge of Mam Tor to the south, our accommodation at Belmont House and Mam Tor Loft provides the perfect base for our Trail Escape. Belmont House is a fine Edwardian country house in the heart of the village and Mam Tor Loft is a beautifully converted loft apartment right next door. Located approximately five minutes’ walk from the train station and with plenty of off-street parking, it holds 5 star "Excellent" grades from both Trip Advisor and Owners Direct.
The three runs over the weekend will be social paced. We are there to have fun and make friends, not race. The runs are chilled and not competitive – so please expect stops for taking photos, to re-group and to admire the views.
Running in the Peak District can be challenging but rewarding. You must have a good level of fitness and used to running trails. She Runs Outdoors experienced team will support you along the routes and can provide first aid support if needed.
This long weekend will give you the opportunity to escape your busy lives with like-minded women in a truly stunning area. Join us for a weekend to remember.
Secure your place with £165 deposit-balance due 8 weeks before.
Based on your own bed in a shared room. We have a small number of single occupancy rooms available with a supplement. Please contact us to find out more and see if available.
Settle into your room, meet other guests
Choice of either a short trail running technique coaching session or yoga
Evening homemade meal in Belmont house provided
Time to chill and relax after your journey
Self-serve Breakfast provided
14 mile/23km Kinder Scout 10am-start time
Homemade soup and a roll, on return
Afternoon free time, late afternoon yoga for runners.
Homemade dinner at Belmont House provided to eat together.
Making our way along the Pennine Way, we will turn up through Dale head and up and across to Brown Knoll, Edale Cross and Kinder Scout. We will then make our way along the ridgeline back to Edale, with far-reaching views of the High Peak and the Hope Valley.
We run/hike from Belmont House up to the Great Ridge for a stunning run along the ridge, including Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill. We then Drop down to the pretty village of Castleton, where you can decide if you would like to hike back to Edale or continue the run via, beautiful Cave Dale, impressive Winnats Pass and returning to Edale via Rushup Edge and Lord's Seat.
Self-serve Breakfast provided
14mile/23km The Great Ridge and Castleton mid to late morning start-this run is split in two, see below.
The charming village of Castleton is 7 miles into our run, where you will have options to buy a light lunch, a coffee, or an ice-cream before continuing the run or choosing to stay to potter around the quaint shops, then hike back.
Afternoon free time and yin restorative yoga.
BBQ at Belmont House provided to eat together, then we can walk to the pub for a drink or two (drinks not included)
Self-serve breakfast provided
Final goodbye run 7mile
Say goodbye to your new friends
Check out 12pm
We have planned a 7 mile run up onto the moors above Edale, returning via Jaggers Clough. We can also offer a 4 mile option which would be led by one of the team other than Rachel.
Rachel Murphy will lead your runs, with support from her team. Rachel is an experienced trail runner, qualified in Outdoor first aid, she is UK Athletics, Fell and Mountain Running Coach and run leader and UESCA Certified Ultra Running Coach and Salomon Ambassador.
Rachel will be on hand all weekend to answer any coaching questions
All runs and itinerary are subject to last-minute changes if it is felt necessary.
About the yoga
Our yoga practice will either take place in the garden or up in the loft to help you unwind after a day on the trails.
Lizzy has served and taught in Sivananda Centres and Ashrams in Australia, USA, France, and UK. Since returning from Vietnam where she taught in a range of studios and retreat settings, she is excited to be back in England combining her practice of Yoga with her love for the outdoors bringing joy, peace and happiness to all walks of life.
Yoga for Runners
This class will offer a lower-impact yoga practice that eases tension, releases tight muscles, and calms the body after running
This restorative yoga is practiced at a slow pace, focusing on long holds, stillness, and deep breathing. Bringing a deep sense of relaxation as well as a calming and healing effect on the mind and body.
Belmont House, Edale, Derbyshire S33 7ZA
When we aren’t running, we want you to relax and enjoy yourself.
You will stay in either Belmont house or right next door in Mam Tor Loft, with a gate in the garden between the properties for easy access between the two.
Belmont House and Mam Tor loft are beautiful and spacious, with
All guests will have their own beds in a shared bedroom which are light and airy. Bedrooms are either en-suite or have their own bathroom next door. Towels and bedding included. We do have a couple of single rooms which you can request if still available, a single supplement will apply to secure this.
The dining room has a large antique oak table, this allows everyone to dine together and get to know each other over dinner. Please let us know any food allergies or requirements.
The main sitting room has a period style wood burner set in an ornate, Jacobean fire surround; comfortable seating on two large sofa's plus a Chaise Longue and comfy chairs, flat screen TV. A wide selection of traditional board games and DVDs are provided.
The second sitting room / morning room opens onto the large kitchen there is a large sofa, chairs and oak table and wood burning stove.
The grounds feature a mature garden full of visiting birds and amazing views of the surrounding peaks.
Drying facilities for wet clothing and shoes are all provided.
Edale village has a post office, an excellent General Store, an information centre, two pubs and two cafes serving food, all just a few minutes’ walk from the door.
Our guest staying in Mam Tor loft will be able to enjoy the large arched windows offer incredible views to the North, South and West of the property. Self serve breakfast and teas and coffee are available in the loft or you are welcome to join us in the main house.
We will eat our main meals together in Belmont House.
If you approach from the Manchester side you will drop into Edale down Mam Nick, at the bottom of the hill follow the road around to the right and keep on for about 0.5 mile, take the first left (just before the car park). Drive under the railway bridge, past the Rambler on your left, you will then pass Fieldhead Campsite on your right, and then Edale Church, Belmont House is the second house after the church.
If approaching from the Sheffield side, turn right in Hope opposite the church, then follow this road for approx. 5 miles until you see some new houses on your left and the car park on your right, turn right here just after the car park, drive under the railway bridge, past the Rambler on your left, you will then pass Fieldhead Campsite on your right, and then Edale Church on your left, Belmont House is the second house after the church.
“Thank you for such a fantastic weekend in the Peak District. I had an amazing weekend and met some truly inspirational women, including you. The opportunity you created for like minded women to meet, build friendships, and do something they love together is absolutely priceless and I know the people I met there I will stay connected with, so for me it was everything I had hoped for."
“Thank you again so much for an amazing weekend
You totally delivered everything you promised and bags more
I have found a new tribe and couldn’t be happier! What a feisty, fun group of women, tough and hardy yet incredibly supportive
Home and happy"
Edale is on a direct train line from Manchester or Sheffield, taking approximately 40 minutes from either. Trains depart direct to most major destinations from one of these stations (London in approx. 2hrs, Birmingham 1hr, Liverpool 1hr, Edinburgh 3.5hrs). When you arrive at Edale station turn left up the slight hill, past the Rambler Inn, you will then pass Fieldhead Campsite on your right, and then see Edale Church, Belmont House is the second house after the church. About 6 mins walk.
Accommodation at Belmont House or Mam Tor Loft
Guided trail runs by fully qualified running coach
Coaching advice and guidance throughout the weekend
Free digital photos after the weekend
Additional drinks and snacks
Lunch in Castleton
Transport to and from Edale
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.