Sat, 05 Aug|
LGBT+ Wild Walk: Padley Gorge
The walk is in the Peak District, near the National Trust Longshaw Estate; and will take us through ancient woodland, a ravine with waterfalls, and open moorland.
Time & Location
05 Aug 2023, 12:00 – 17:00
Upper Padley, Upper Padley, Grindleford, Hope Valley S32 2JA, UK
Who can come?
This event is for LGBT+ people and their friends - we won't be policing this in any way and trust you to know whether that includes you.
What is a wild walk?
They’re a chance for us to learn, connect and enjoy nature together - we explore a green space at a leisurely pace, pointing out interesting plants or fungi we come across. Sometimes we’ll talk about wild food and tasty things you can forage, but this isn’t the primary focus. It’s a space for us to share our knowledge rather than flaunt it - we’re far from professional botanists so can’t identify everything and encourage others to share what they know too!
Meet at Platt Fields Market Garden Car Park at 11am if you want to get a lift in the van from Manchester to Grindleford.
Meet outside Grindleford Station Cafe at 12.30 if you want to join for lunch / cuppa at Grindleford Cafe. Grindleford Station Cafe is a local institution, famous for selling pints of tea. See their menu here: https://grindlefordstationcafe.org/menu/
Meet outside Grindleford Station Cafe at 1.15pm if you are making your own way there and don’t want to join us for lunch / a cuppa.
There are some steep slopes on this walk and uneven ground.
The route we are planning on taking is here https://www.zoegoesplaces.com/padley-gorge-walk/
The whole walk itself takes about 2 hours, walking at an average speed. We will probably take much longer as we will be looking at every nice log / mushroom / patch of moss as we go past.
There will be potential to break off for a rest at Padley Gorge and not visit the moorland, rejoining us for the walk back to Grindleford if you want a shorter walk and don’t mind waiting for the rest of us.
The only toilets on the route are at Grindleford Station Cafe and are for customers only, but there will be areas where you could easily slope off for a tree-wee if needed.
What to bring
Sturdy boots and weather appropriate clothing
Money for lunch / a cuppa at Grindleford Station Cafe
Cash for an ice-cream if you want one at Padley Gorge (I think the ice cream van there is cash only)
Cash for parking if you are driving there and want to park in Grindleford
If you have any questions get in touch with us at email@example.com!
Meeting at Platt Fields Market Garden Car Park at 11am£0.00
Meet us there ticket
Meet outside Grindleford Station Cafe at 12.30 if you want to join for lunch / cuppa Meet outside Grindleford Station Cafe at 1.15pm if you are making your own way there and don’t want to join us for lunch / a cuppa.£0.00