TrekFest – The Peaks
Discover the picturesque Peak District on this spectacular charity challenge trek!
Join us for TrekFest – The Peaks on Saturday 31 August 2019! The Peak District National Park is home to stunning scenery and more than lives up to its reputation as one of Britain’s most inspiring National Parks. Both routes start in the beautiful Hope Valley – the heart of the Peak District home to picturesque and ancient landscapes. The 25km route encompasses part of the enchanting Ladybower reservoir and the 50km route summits Kinder Scout – a moorland plateau that at 636m (2,087ft) is the highest point in the Peak District, Derbyshire and the East Midlands! Join us and discover the rugged beauty of the Peaks for yourself!
25km & 50km Routes
Explore one of Britain’s most inspiring National Parks, the Peak District. Renowned for its network of footpaths and its breathtaking views, on the 25km route you’ll follow part of the Ladybower reservoir and on the 50km route you’ll trek to the summit of Kinder Scout.
Sign up as a team
Teams of any size are welcome on TrekFest and members can register on either route, and fundraise for the team’s chosen charity or their own individual choice. Round up your friends, family or colleagues, and make a weekend of it! We’ll be supporting you every step of the way.
The TrekFest Village
Both routes start and finish at The TrekFest Village where you can find toilets, showers, food and drink, even camping plots and car parking! Join us for a BBQ on the Friday evening before the event or enjoy a celebratory drink once you have crossed the finish line.
Make a Difference
Since TrekFest launched in 2013, thousands of individuals have taken on the challenge – helping to raise almost £2 million for charities nationwide. We encourage you to help make 2019 our best fundraising year yet and make the steps count for a cause you’re passionate about!
Thank you so much for an absolutely amazing day. Was so well organised and the support was brilliant!
A very well organised event, food was fabulous. Staff were awesome and encouraging at the finish line, even at 2:30am when the last 50km person crossed the line.
Thanks for an incredible event. What a bunch of friendly and supportive marshals. The food was amazing!… Well done to the organisers and trekkers!
We leave the TrekFest Village and head straight through Castleton. We soon get a feel of the beautiful Peak District as we climb up and over Hollins Cross, to reach our first checkpoint in Edale. Following a quick pit stop we walk through Edale and join the Pennine Way which will lead us up and over Kinder Scout. Once we have summited we will make our descent into Hayfield for our second checkpoint and food stop and then continue following the Pennine Bridleway to our third checkpoint in the Peak Forest. The last section of the route leads us through fields to the village of Bradwell and continues through the villages of Brough, Shatton, and Aston before returning through Hope and back to the TrekFest Village.
We leave the TrekFest Village in the opposite direction to those on the 50km route and head through Hope and the villages of Aston and Thornhill before heading north to reach the beautiful Ladybower Reservoir and the location of the first checkpoint. Following a quick pit stop we continue following the edge of the reservoir alongside woodland until we reach Haglee Ford. The route joins a bridleway to Nether Booth and then on to our second checkpoint at Edale. From Edale the route will climb up and over Hollins Cross before returning through Castleton to the TrekFest Village.
*Please note that all routes detailed above are strictly subject to change.
Need more information? All of our most commonly-asked questions are answered on our FAQ page here – but if you still have questions about TrekFest then don’t hesitate to call us on 01244 676 454 and we’ll be happy to chat!