Over the last six years our annual Peak Mountaineering and Peak Park Conservation VolunteersPick & Play events have developed into well established and much loved days of collective community activism. We’ve welcomed many hundreds of participants and collectively we’ve both spread the word about the ongoing litter problem as well as collecting hundreds of kilos of rubbish from the Peak District National Park.
This year we welcomed the most participants to date (infact we had to reluctantly turn some people away) and we continue to be supported by some amazing brands. We’ve even set a date for next year – so please do put May 17th in your diary and fill in one of our Contact Forms here to secure your place.
But, we really wanted to keep the momentum going in between and so, after various meetings, diary checking and excited discussions, it is time to reveal our 2019 Pick & Play Summer Tour. The idea is simple – we are inviting people to join us for an evening outdoor activity but, while you are out and about, we’ll also be asking that participants spend a little of their evening collecting rubbish around the venue. It is a simple way to make a difference and have fun doing it.
As always, the events are completely free, you’ll be looked after by fully qualified instructors and all litter collecting and activity equipment will be provided – all you need to bring is yourselves and suitable clothing. These events wouldn’t be possible without the support of summer tour sponsors Rab and Lowe Alpine.
We are limiting places for each event to 12 people. So, please don’t delay in contacting us if you are able to come along for one or more of the sessions. Together we can make a difference both by cleaning up the Peak District National Park and by spreading the word.
The dates we have set for the summer are;
Thursday 8th August – Abseil at Millers Dale (6-9pm)
Wednesday 21st August – Climbing at Burbage North (6-9pm)
Thursday 12th September – Bushcraft at Stanage Plantation (6-9pm)
We will send out meeting details once people have booked a place and will try and help out anyone travelling by public transport (we can usually pick up and drop off from local train stations). Infact, we strongly encourage people travelling to the events by public transport.
Families are welcome to attend (and very much encouraged), but children under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent at all times. We love our new idea and hope you do too. We see this as a starting point for a much bigger campaign. Please, come and pick…..and play……with us!
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