Fund Raising Page https://giving.ben.org.uk/pf/garage-hive-community
Date - 11th October
Meeting Time - 09:00
Hike Start Time - 09:30
Estimated Time - 6-7 Hours
Estimated Finish Time - 16:00
Sun Rise - 07:26
Sun Set - 18:21
Distance - Estimated 20 km
Difficulty - This is a difficult and challenging hike and should be taken seriously, a moderate level of fitness will be required.
Whatsapp Group Link
Edale Car Park - HPBC
Water Meadows, Hope Rd,
Edale, Hope Valley
Car Park App PayByPhone
Car Park Location Code 806749
There are toilets available at the Car Park and lots of parking available. Parking costs £6 for 10 hours.
There are a few people camping the night before to save travelling in the morning, the campsite is half a mile from the starting location.
Recommended Navigation App https://www.alltrails.com/en-gb
GPX Navigation File - https://www.alltrails.com/en-gb/explore/map/ben-hike-a3545bd?u=m&sh=bclpjv
There is sporadic phone signal around the hike, it is recommended you download an "offline" version of the trail for navigation. Without a navigation app it will be easy to get lost.
With the amount of people attending it is inevitable that we will split into smaller groups. The first hour of the hike is by far the hardest, this is a steep scramble up a stream. It is then roughly 2-3 more hours until the summit, there is a nice meeting point before the summit where we plan to wait for everyone to catch up and have lunch, we will then go to the summit as a group. After the summit people can make their way round and back down. The plan is to meet in the pub next to the car park.
The pub is called "The Ramblers Inn" and is a 30 second walk from the car park https://maps.app.goo.gl/Fb7E2GU5ox824paL7
People are ofcourse free to leave whenever they wish and do not need to wait for anyone else.
Ideally we will get photos in the car park before we start, at the summit and in the pub afterwards.
Recommended Equipment -
High ankle water proof walking boots - Trainers will not be suitable, the ground is very rough and it will be very wet and muddy.
Quality walking / hiking socks - These will prevent blisters
Water proof jacket
2 Litres of water
Energy snacks + a small lunch
Blister plasters (If you are prone to blisters I recommend you put the plasters on before the walk) - Amazon Link
Most importantly, lets enjoy the day and raise lots of money! 😊