We're stepping out into the Peak District this spring for a half-day walk and conversational adventure.
The National Park will be an alternative, natural environment for Fellows to meet, think creatively, and discuss new ideas or interests while on the move. We hope to create meaningful connections, spark and support ideas, and boost wellbeing whilst rambling through beautiful scenery. Experienced walker and outdoor facilitator, Toby Rhodes FRSA, will be joining us to lead the way, with a treasure trove of local knowledge to share along the route.
At three points on our journey, we’ll break briefly to listen to a Fellow share an idea in support of rural communities or the natural environment. We’ll be able to think and talk about each idea as we walk on, together. If you have an idea you’d like to share in our mobile Speakers’ Corner, please email [email protected] by Friday 8th March.
We will be walking in the Dane Valley and Roaches – a moderate 3-4 hour walk with some hills and turnstiles. A reasonable level of fitness is required. We advise wearing walking shoes/boots and waterproofs.
Unfortunately, on this occasion, the event isn't wheelchair-accessible. We are planning an accessible walk on 12 July – please look out for booking information in May.
To ensure group safety and conservation of the local area, numbers are limited to 16. Please register your place now; full details of the starting point and route will be emailed to all those who have booked in early March.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Rachel Barker, RSA North Area Manager: [email protected].
Feedback from Fellows who took part in last year’s Meetup in the Peaks:
“I was particularly struck by there being no agenda or leading topic, and how this led to a relaxed atmosphere that really enhanced the way I interacted with people and not their job titles or remits or organisations. Refreshing and enjoyable.”
“…the countryside walk contributed greatly to the ability to talk to a wide range of people and created a great atmosphere..”
Location: Meeting at the Roaches Tea Rooms, Paddock Farm, Roach Road, Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 8TY.