Peak District walks - patches
We have designed some lovely Peak District iron-on patches, perfect for backpacks, clothes, blankets, cushions or wherever else you want to put them.
It will be a great way to keep track of all the awesome walks you’ve done and places you’ve visited in the Peak District National Park.
The patches make wonderful presents for both adults and children or you can simply treat yourself.
One of the ideas is that you can encourage children to get more excited about walking and exploring the Peak District by collecting the patches.
We started with two designs Mam Tor and Kinder Scout, but have now added Thorpe Cloud, The Roaches and Win Hill to the collection. We also now have our very own Peak District Walks design so you can show your support a patch!
The patches are iconic Peak District hills, landmarks and locations, all designed by Laura from Laura Hodgkinson Creative.visit the shop here
raising funds for charity
Our patches will not only make great gifts but £1.75 for EVERY patch will also go to charity. (The total raised will be updated monthly – see below). The idea is to give something back to the volunteers who are there to take care of us if we ever have an accident on the hills or out walking.
We started out raising money for the Edale Mountain Rescue Team, however, as our patches have grown in popularity and cover a wider area we decided to share the love with all the Mountain Rescue Teams that cover the Peak District!
The seven Mountain Rescue teams that cover the Peak District are: (Edale, Derby, Buxton, Kinder, Glossop, Oldham and Woodhead).
The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation (PDMRO) is the umbrella body for all seven mountain rescue teams and one cave rescue team that operate within the Peak District.
As with all mountain rescue teams the PDMRO is a registered charity (no. 506681) and is made up entirely of volunteers. They solely rely on public donations to fund their activities of helping people in distress and are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
Read more about the seven Mountain Rescue Teams and the role of the PDMRO here.
Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation (PDMRO) is a registered charity (no. 506681). The charity formed in 1964 after two separate and fatal incidents in the Peak District highlighting the need for a combined approach with the Mountain Rescue Teams.
The team organises the call-outs received for the Peak District and works with all seven Mountain Rescue Teams
The team of volunteers go out on emergency calls in the Peak District at all times of day covering a wide area, including Kinder Scout, Mam Tor but also places further south like Chee Dale and Padley Gorge so they are kept very busy.
The sale of these patches will only donate a small amount but the idea is that seeing the patches on backpacks whilst out hiking will create conversations, therefore increase the knowledge of Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation and the great job that they do.
how much have we raised?
Thank you so much to everyone that has ordered a charity patch. The total raised for our chosen charity (Peak District Mountain Rescue Teams) is…
Thank you very much
Becky (and Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation + Teams)
*Updated 1st May 2022
Message from PDMRO May 2022 – “Your donations are being used to part fund our regional training programme. Every year (covid excepted) we organise a Foundation Course which sees new MRT members being put through a weekend of training scenarios. Your donations go a long way to fund this weekend.”visit the shop here
Peak District gift ideas
Need more help planning your Peak District trip?
Check out the 7 YHAs in the Peak District and find the best walks direct from your accommodation.
Find out what maps you will need for your trip here.
Top tips - Read our useful guides on hiking tips here.
Guided Walks with an introduction to map reading (see dates here).
Visit our hiking recommendations page, (footwear, clothes + kit).
Or get in touch and I will help as best I can :).