For this year's knees up, we are staying at Hargate Hall near Buxton. hargate-hall.co.uk
Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, this family-run venue and accommodation is truly stunning. Built in 1899, Hargate Hall is a unique building near Buxton, surrounded by the beautiful Derbyshire landscape. This large country house is situated in over 7 acres of grounds, and looks out onto the picturesque views of the Peak District.
It’s that time of year where we come together, share memories of trips throughout the year, re-acquaint ourselves with members who we’ve met on trips (and meet those who’ve not been on a trip recently - if that’s you don’t worry, we’d love to see you!).
Saturday evening is the main event, when we’ll have:
- a photo slideshow of the past year
- a prize giving
- a vote for ‘Rockhopper of the Year’
- a dinner and,
- a dance led by a local ceilidh band.
If the weather is dry, climbing is a possibility at nearby Chee Dale, Miller's Dale or Staden Quarry.
In terms of walking, the above dales through which the River Wye cuts through make for a stunning walk and nearby trails include the Limestone Way, Pennine Bridleway (not just for horses!) and the Monsal Trail (a former railway with many tunnels).
If the weather is unfavourable or you just don't fancy the outdoors, there are plenty of local and cultural attractions within a short drive. Namely; Chatsworth House (30 mins), Haddon Hall (also 30 mins), Buxton Opera House (10 mins) and Poole's Caverns (15 mins).
One of the following payments is required for this meet at the time of booking.1 Adult - 2 nights accommodation, dinner and entertainment £75.00