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Easter hillwalking and activities week in the Peak District

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Building works at centre have over-run


29 March @ 08:30 5 April @ 16:00

It is with huge disappointment that we have to cancel the 2024 Easter trip to Castleton in the Peak District. Unfortunately, the centre has recently had renovation works to the toilets and showers that the scouts use in the dormitory block we stay in and this has run over schedule meaning we cannot use the venue. We have tried to look at alternatives in the area but being such short notice, we have not found anywhere else that is not already booked out. 

We apologise for the short notice of this, we were only informed today by the team that run the centre that we cannot now stay there on the dates we have booked. 

We will be sending out full refunds to everyone over the coming week or so. Please bear with us with that. 

We are looking at the possibility of running a small activity and sleep over at the Den over the Easter weekend in its place. Once plans are made for that, we will send round details for scouts to sign up should they wish to. 

Our annual Easter Walking and Activity Week to Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District will take place during the Easter holidays from Friday 29 March (Good Friday) – Fri 5 April, open to all Scouts in Renown and Solebay Troops.

We have a varied programme including hill walking, swimming and other activities such as cycling and low-level climbing, as well as the opportunity to head into the local village and activities & games in the centre. We have exclusive use of the Rotary Centre in Castleton, with several buildings including a purpose-build dormitory block with bunk bed accommodation in rooms of four and central heating.

Walking groups are based on age and experience, and are led by an experienced leader or instructor. For the older Scouts there will be the opportunity (weather permitting) to complete a two-day expedition challenge, as part of the Chief Scout’s Award, an experience that will leave some great memories.


£260 includes a £50 non-refundable deposit

The week costs £260, which includes all transport, activities, accommodation, and food and represents excellent value for money for a full week away. Numbers are limited to 36 Sea Scouts and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

A £50 non-refundable deposit is required on booking, with the balance by 5 March.

How to book

Please book at https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb-activities/e/ev-shj9-20240329000000 and pay the deposit to secure your child’s place. Invoices for the balance payment (if not paid when booking) will be sent out nearer the time through the Parent Portal.


Walking boots (not DM’s) and decent waterproofs are essential for this trip, and the Group has a number of good quality waterproofs and rucksacks that can be hired. There is a small hire charge of £5 per item to cover wear & tear and to help cover the cost of cleaning and replacing them. These borrowed items will be collected at the end of the week before we return home.

Pre-Trip Meeting

We hold a pre-trip meeting for parents and those going on the trip at The Den on Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm, All those attending the trip should attend. Group equipment will be available to hire on this evening.

Castleton, Derbyshire United Kingdom