Castleton can be reached from other European and worldwide destinations by road, rail, coach or plane!
The hostel entrance is on the A625 from Sheffield/Hathersage and is on the East end of the village and has a large guest car park.
By road: From the west, take the A625 from Chapel en le Frith following signs for Castleton Blue John Caverns and turn down the Winnats Pass (very steep). The detour signs from the west can be confusing and add considerably to the journey. Please follow these directions rather than Satnav as the postcode covers a large area.
Regular buses connect with Castleton and the road end leading to our accommodation at Losehill Hall YHA. For bus timetable visit First South Yorkshire and search for the Sheffield-Castleton line no. 272 or no. 271 which goes via Bradwell, Hathersage and Hope. Timetables are published 2 months in advance.
If you are wish to travel by train Hope is the closest railway station which is 2 miles away from Castleton. Hope train station is on Hope Valley line from Manchester to Sheffield. The no. 272 bus passes through Hope taking you directly to the road end for our accommodation.
Manchester and Liverpool are the closest international airports (40 minutes and 75 minutes respectively).
Further details on Castleton and the Hope valley can be found on the local tourist office website.
Please contact us if you need further advice on your specific travel requirements.
You must have the appropriate insurance for your chosen activity including emergency helicopter rescue, repatriation and medical costs. We also advise you take out Trip Cancellation/Curtailment Insurance in the event of you being unable to join the trip.
If you are joining a trip in the UK helicopter/mountain rescue insurance is not required as this is a free service.
The insurance referred to should only be purchased AFTER we have confirmed your trip is guaranteed to run.
The insurance clause set out in our Terms and Conditions is below:
Insurance: It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical expenses, injury, illness, death, cost of repatriation, and personal accident risks. This must include cover for the activities to be undertaken during the trip. For tours taking place outside the United Kingdom you must ensure that your insurance covers rescue from the mountains, including helicopter rescue. It is the right of the leader to make a decision to call for helicopter rescue if such assistance is needed. Costs incurred by you, the client, due to an evacuation, rescue or other emergency shall be your responsibility. Any subsequent costs incurred for expenses, not limited to but including such costs as hotels, food, transport etc, shall be borne by you, the client. You are responsible for ensuring insurance cover is adequate for the particular needs of your chosen activity. You must be fully aware of the implications involved in arranging your own travel insurance and understand the limitations and exclusions of the policy. By agreeing to our Terms and Conditions you are authorising Tracks and Trails Ltd, or the person employed to lead the trip for Tracks and Trails Ltd, to instigate rescue and/or helicopter evacuation procedures without previously obtaining the permission of the company issuing your insurance policy. We reserve the right to cancel your booking at any time if we are not satisfied you have the necessary insurance policy covering your activity. Please ensure that your insurance covers you to the maximum altitude given on your trip itinerary. If you are unsure or are joining a bespoke trip then please contact us for specific details.
You must bring all insurance documentation with you at the time of the activity. We also recommend your insurance covers you for trip cancellation and baggage loss/damage. Tracks and Trails Ltd are unable to accept responsibility for the loss or damage to any client equipment or luggage.
For further details, please read the Insurance section on our website.
When packing for a trip in the mountains it is important to have appropriate equipment and clothing. This kit list features items we believe are necessary for the weather you will encounter and for the accommodation you will be staying in.
Choose from the following items according to the weather on the day. Please ask if you require advice.
Personal First Aid
If you have any questions with regards to what to bring on your specific trip then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Personal First Aid Leaders are all first aid trained and will carry their own first aid kit
This running camp is designed for those wishing to start trail running or improve their current knowledge in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Losehill Hall is in a fantastic location and offers some great facilities with the ability to run literally from the door! The focus will be on technique, fun and learning.
Suitable for regular runners who would like the freedom of getting out and exploring new places, designed to make you feel more confident and informed about exploring off the beaten track. If you can comfortably run 10 - 20kms (6.2 - 12.5 miles) or can run for 1-2 hours and are looking to learn, explore and improve then this trail running camp is for you!
We stress that this camp is not a 'race' nor is it about being highly competitive with the others on the camp. Everyone will benefit from working with our two excellent coaches, and we feel sure you will benefit whatever your goals and aspirations.
For each of our trips there is a minimum number of guests required to book before we can 'guarantee' your trip will run. It depends on the particular trip in question, but it is normally 4. The maximum number of guests on your trip is displayed in the 'At a Glance' box on the righthand side of the trip page.
We strongly advise you do not book travel until we have confirmed your trip is 'guaranteed' to run. If you book travel before we have confirmed it is 'guaranteed' we cannot be held responsible for any financial loss if the trip does not go ahead.
When booking a holiday as a solo traveller a twin or quad bedded room comprising of two or four single beds, is booked as standard. This will be with someone of the same gender unless you request to pay extra for your own room. A small number of single rooms are available for a supplementary fee of £120.
Dave Taylor is an experienced UK Athletics coach (specialising in Fell and Mountain Running), Mountain Leader, Orienteering Coach and successful fell runner. Dave won the 2015 English Fell Running Champions (V50 category) and has completed the Bob Graham, Paddy Buckley and Charlie Ramsay Rounds. Dave works full time as a Trail & Fell Running Guide offering coaching, guided runs and navigation training to runners of all abilities.
Dave's passion is running on the trails and fells, mainly in the Peak District but also further afield. As a Fell Running Guide, he's contributed to numerous articles and featured in magazines such as Trail Running, Outdoor Fitness and Men's Running. Dave has been heavily involved in the organisation of major mountain marathons and races including the Edale Skyline and the Ultra Tour of the Peak District.