Men's Event - Walking Weekend
17-19th May 2019
14 Men from HBC walked the 34 mile Peak Pilgrimage Walk, from Ilam to the ‘plague village’ of Eyam over 3 days. Thanks go to David Johnson for planning and leading the weekend.
Eyam has a sense of being a holy place because of the sacrifice of its people in 1665 when they refused to flee in the face of the plague that arrived from London. Led by the rector, their self-sacrifice motivated by their Christian faith saved the surrounding area but cost about a third of them their lives.
We stayed at a National Trust Bunkhouse at Ilam – information can be found here
Go to the Peak Pilgrimage website to see the route.
The Bunk House
Warming up for the first days walk!
To the valley bottom
Smile for the camera
Our intrepid explorer
Time for a rest
Anyone for an ice cream?
Or a drink?
Ready for day 2
Lunch stop on Monyash
The challenge of Lathkill Dale
Lathkill Dale Weir
A well deserved Bakewell Pudding in Bakewell
Dinner Time for the weary walkers
Heading round Chatsworth House