• Pick-up: 09:00 am Middlewood Park & Ride, S6 1TQ
  • Drop-off: 18:30 pm Middlewood Park & Ride, S6 1TQ
  • Endurance: Hard

Meet your guide, Steve

I began my career as an outdoor leader in 1999, volunteering at a local school on camps and venture group activities which I did for 17 years. I became a DofE leader in 2002 and a centre Coordinator in 2014. I have worked as a leader in many of the UK's National Parks and mountain regions, am ITC Outdoor first aid qualified and a member of the HCC Training Team.

Peak District Abseils and Scrambles


Spend the day enjoying the finest crags and rocky outcrops in the UK in this end-to-end day on the rocks!

Region: Peak District National Park

Trip Type: Adrenaline

Max Group Size: 14

Grading: Hard

Day Itinerary

Meet your guide at 09:00 am Middlewood Park & Ride, S6 1TQ

Load up on adrenaline with a fun morning abseiling down cliffs in the fantastic setting of the Derbyshire Peak District!

Under the supervision of a qualified instructor, practice sailing with confidence down the rock face using ropes and learning the techniques to control your descent and master your abseil.

There’s time for a picnic lunch on the rocky outcrops, with stunning views of the Dark Peak moorlands and the Hope Valley, before continuing with more rocky adventures in the afternoon!

Learn mountain scrambling skills on a popular scramble set in the higher and wilder part of the Peak District, the Grindsbrook and Crowden Cloughs.

With beautiful and varying scenery throughout, this is a great walk up a picturesque valley with an abundance of crags and rock formations.

This exhilarating route is a ‘Grade 1’ scramble – a perfect first-time scramble for hikers looking to progress onto more adventurous terrain – you’ll use your hands as well as your feet making your way up the slopes.

Traverse rocky slabs, boulders, brooks and waterfalls with your skillful expedition leader to help you improve your balance, footwork, and movement skills, and improving your confidence in the climb.

At the summit, add a small rock to the cairn, and enjoy the extraordinary views across Edale and the Great Ridge, snapping those final photos just as the sun begins to set.

It’s finally time to end the day’s rocky-road adventure with a return to the drop-off at 18:30 pm Middlewood Park & Ride, S6 1TQ.

Walk details: 9.7 km / 6 miles | Total ascent 600 m | approx. 3.5 hours

Terrain: Stony paths and boulders. Steep terrain which will be very rocky and unsteady in places. Depending on the water levels, some areas of muddy ground.

Note: If you are booking onto the Sunday 29th May Navigation Skills and Show Caves Peak District tour and/or would like to camp overnight, send us a message and we’ll provide details of where we are staying!

  • Pick-up: 09:00 am Middlewood Park & Ride, S6 1TQ
  • Drop-off: 18:30 pm Middlewood Park & Ride, S6 1TQ
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All entrance and activity fees
  • All abseiling equipment: helmet, harness, ropes, belay
  • Full-day guided experience
  • Local knowledge, folklore, and history

You’ll need to bring:

  • Pack lunch + water
  • Suitable hiking shoes
  • Beginner’s abseiling experience in the heart of the Peak District National Park
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Dark Peak moorlands and the Hope Valley
  • Experience a Grade 1 beginner scramble
  • Learn mountain scrambling skills
  • Climb the Grindsbrook and Crowden Cloughs
  • Enjoy small and friendly group tours
Members only This tour can only be booked by members. To book this tour, sign up by purchasing 1 Year Membership.