Time & Location
24 Jul 2021, 08:00 – 12:00
Castleton, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WS, UK
About the Event
Length: 12.4 km
Elevation gain: 500 m
Route type: Circular
Ready for a little adventure?
Hop on our comfy minibus and relax while we whisk you for the day to the Peak District for two amazing locations that offer moderate walks with plenty of rewards.
The Roaches and Lud’s Church is a circular trail in the Peak District National Park.
Lud's Church is not a physical church but a hard find 60 ft deep chasm, penetrating the bedrock which was created by a massive landslip. It’s a foreboding place with steep and jagged rock faces covered with moss and lichen, always much cooler than the open countryside, and whatever the weather there is always the sound of dripping water. Several famous figures have sought refuge in the church which is so hard to find that most hikers miss it entirely and more than one horse rider has met their death by falling down from the earth’s surface above.
In the 15th century a group of Protestant reformers, known as Lollards, led by John Wycliffe met here in secret to escape persecution. Bonny Prince Charlie once hid here, as did Robin Hood and Friar Tuck. Lud’s Church is said to be the home of the Green Chapel in one of the famous tales of King Arthur. In the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the stranger arrives at Camelot and challenges King Arthur’s men to take a swing at him with their ax, so long as one year later the Green Knight is allowed to return the favor. Read the rest of this story here: https://stephenliddell.co.uk/2014/07/29/the-mysterious-lud-church-and-the-green-knight/#:~:text=In%20the%20tale%20of%20Sir,allowed%20to%20return%20the%20favour.
According to legend, Lud’s Church was said to be the home of the Devil and even today it takes a strong soul to stay out after dusk.
INCLUDED IN FEE
Minibus travel from London to the trail and back
A lovely day out with fabulous people
WHAT TO BRING:
- Hiking shoes
- Waterproof jacket
- Hiking or sports clothes (please be mindful that the Peak District is colder than London)
- Water bottle
8 am Meeting in front of Premier Inn hotel outside Kings Cross station. 26-30 York Way, Kings Cross London N1 9AA
1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and private messages sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip. On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.
2 - As with any road trip, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents, and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions.
- Ticket type
Peak Luds Church 25/09/2021Price£68.00
+£1.70 service fee+£1.70 service fee