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The Peak Pilgrimage Ilam to Eyam

Take the famous pilgrimage marking the 350th anniversary of the plague on eBike instead of walking

  • 6 hr
  • From 130 British pounds
  • Ilam Park Tea Room - DE6 2AZ

Service Description

Our Peake Pilgrimage Tour is based upon a famous long distance footpath Pilgrimage which normally takes 3 to 4 days to complete on foot. As with the walk the tour invites a visit to 12 churches scattered along the route with an opportunity to stamp your visit at each church. The journey starts at Ilam a pilgrim destination since medieval times and the shrine tomb of St Bertram found inside Holy Cross church. The tour then passes above the beautiful Dovedale Valley and out towards Milldale an enchanting picture postcard village where the primitive Chapel is your first and smallest visitation. Minor roads then take you up into the wonderful saxon village of Alstonfield where St Peters Church can be found. Minor roads are generally followed into Hartington where St Giles’ and a cheese shop can be visited. Tracks and trails are then followed out to Monyash and Over Haddon where as well as the churches some lovely hostelries and cafes also provide a welcome rest. It is then onwards to Bakewell (home of the Pudding) and beyond to the enchanting Chatsworth village of Edensor. The pilgrimage travels north avoiding where possible busier roads to visit Baslow, Curbar and Grindleford. Wonderful scenery, valleys and villages with many opportunities for refreshment are happened upon before heading back just south of Eyam following a farm track to take you into Stoney Middleton. This minor detour allows the steep Jacobs Ladder bridleway to be avoided. The final journey retraces the old road back to the final destination of your pilgrimage the church at Eyam. Eyam provides a rich history of houses and graves of those who endured the plague in isolation rather than infect the surrounding villages. A poignant conclusion to your pilgrimage. Difficulty – Black Advanced Tour (due to distance and a few off road climbs) Theme - Historic Sites Surface - Mainly minor roads, short stretches on main roads, tracks and bridleways Distance - 35 miles Time allocated - 6 hours Refreshment Stop Options - Hartington, Monyash, Over Haddon, Bakewell, Edensor, Baslow, Curbar, Grindleford & Eyam Transportation - price includes a taxi ride back to Ilam and delivery / collection of the eBikes Tour Ref - 37

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Start Point & Booking Queries

  • Ilam Park Tea Room - DE6 2AZ

    +44 (0)1629 352122

Cancellation Policy

Running Tours is our business so as a general rule we cannot accept last minute cancelation requests where we cannot easily re-book the date. If you need to change the date of your pre-booked tour we do ask for at least seven days notice so that we have the opportunity to re-book your slot. There is no additional charge for changing the date of your tour. If you give us less than 7 days notice and we cannot resell the slot we reserve the right to charge a 50% re-booking fee. We do not offer refunds on cancelled tours only the opportunity to re-book As a general rule we will not cancel any eBike tours based on the weather unless the conditions are so extreme they are not safe for cycling. We use the Met Office to monitor if any severe weather warnings are expected

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