Christmas at Alpkit Hathersage with Peak District Deli & Adventure Expertise

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We're so happy to share this post from our amazing friends at Alpkit. It's going to be a truly special event and we hope you can join us:

Guided Dark Peak Walk - Locally Sourced Seasonal Warming Menu - Winter Hillwalking Skills Talk



On the 14th of December 2019, the Alpkit Hathersage team will be co-hosting an exciting festive event with our good friends from Peak District Deli and Adventure Expertise. 

The event will begin with a guided walk starting from Hathersage in the the heart of the Dark Peak lead by one of our experienced in house mountain leaders. Once back from the walk with rosey red cheeks you will be greeted by a mulled cider, followed by a locally sourced seasonal winter warming menu freshly prepared by Lauren and Ralph from Peak District Deli. To conclude the day we will be sitting back and relaxing listening to the outdoor wisdom of Andy & Jake from Adventure Expertise who will be giving a talk on winter hillwalking skills and clothing systems allowing you to get hands on with some Alpkit product.

Itinerary & Detailed Information


Meet at Alpkit Hathersage (Main Rd, Hathersage, Hope Valley S32 1BB)- 12.00

An all abilities welcome 2/2.5 hour guided walk led by one our experienced mountain leaders. The route for the walk will be dependant on the weather 12.30 - 14.00

*Please note that this is a guided walk- we will be showing you some of our favourite routes, this is NOT instruction and you are responsible for yourself and party at all times.




Back at the shop, food and a complimentary drink will be provided by Ralph and Lauren from Peak District Deli. Peak District Deli is an independent business exclusively selling high quality produce made here in the Peak District and Derbyshire. They offer online shopping and delivery alongside pop-up supper clubs, event catering and private dining. Their focus is delivering delicious high quality, high welfare local food while supporting the community and safeguarding the environment. They are committed to only working with producers who share their values, promote high standards in animal welfare and practise sustainable farming or production methods. We're really excited to be collaborating with a local business that shares our passion for the Peak District and beautiful environment around us- 15.00-17.00

Menu (Vegetarian and Vegan Options Available)

- Warm mulled cider from Darley Abbey accompanied by canapés including curried rarebit (veg) with pickled pineapple and sticky whiskey pork belly.

- Smoked brisket, charred winter root tabbouleh (veg) and our own poutine of sautéed potatoes(veg), local curd and dark ale gravy plus pickled cucumbers and fermented chilli sauce for those that like it hot

- Dark chocolate orange truffle cake with a Peak District mead

If you have any dietary requirements or requests please contact Peak District Deli by December 7th directly at:

 *Please note that Peak District Deli work in a kitchen with multiple allergens and whilst every effort is made to handle every ones dietary requirements food will be prepared in a kitchen that may be subject to allergens so please let us know any requirements before hand!




After the food Andy & Jake from Adventure Expertise will be giving a talk on winter hill skills. Adventure Expertise is an independent company that uses their depth of experience of our staff team to deliver safe, high quality outdoor training. Adventure Expertise is based in Hathersage in the heart of the Peak District National Park and their experience, qualifications and operations allow them to operate all across the UK and overseas with ease. Their aim is to set the standard for outdoor training courses and guiding in the UK and to encourage more people to enjoy the outdoors more often. Getting outdoors safely full of knowledge is at the heart our Alpkit DNA, working with Adventure Expertise is the perfect avenue for you to gain knowledge and get to know our gear a little more personally- 17.00-18.30 

Talk Topics

- Cold Weather Layering Systems (Using Alpkit Products)

- Winter Navigation

- Avalanche Awareness (Scottish Winter & Scottish Avalanche Information Service)

- Safe Movement In Winter (Interactive Section With Ice Axe's & Crampons)

- Weather Map Reading (Predicting Weather Patterns)


We really excited to bring you this festive event alongside our friends at Peak District Deli and Adventure Expertise. If you have any questions at all about the event, the walk, the food, the talk or anything at all please don't hesitate to contact us. We really hope you can make it, and we can't wait to see you there!

The Alpkit Hathersage Team

01433 730 930