Guided Walks and Mountain Expeditions

Introduction

We regularly run guided walks in the the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake DistrictSnowdonia and the Scotland as well as leading international expeditions abroad.

Dates

We do not schedule these in advance on specific dates, as we prefer to make each one bespoke for you and adapt them to cater for different levels of ability and experience.

Purpose

Sometimes these guided walks may be challenging day walks, requiring sound navigational skills and knowledge of the terrain. On these occasions, it pays dividends to have an experienced guide. At other times, these could be multi-day trips in some of the more remote mountain regions of the UK – perhaps multi-day trips based in a hostel or similar accommodation, or perhaps wild camping.

One very popular choice is booking a guided walk of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Recent expeditions

We have recently led international expeditions for other well-known adventure travel firms. These have included Mera Peak & Island Peak in Nepal, and Kilimanjaro (by both the Rongai and Machame Routes).

Instructor:client ratio

The maximum ratio for these courses is 1:12 maximum, depending on exact activities. However, a more typical ratio is around 1:6.

Other courses:

If one of our guided walks is not right for you, then have a look at some of the other courses and guiding that we offer:

Three ladies explore the sides of Hull Pot in the Yorkshire Dales during a guided Yorkshire Three Peaks walk

Course Details

Who is the course for?

Guided walks are for anyone and everyone. You may be a complete novice to the outdoors; or you may have experience but want to take on a walk that will push your own boundaries; or you may be organising something for a group of friends and know that a guide will take the pressure off you.

Where is it held?

Our most popular guided walks are in the Lake DistrictSnowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales and in Scotland, for example GlencoeBen Nevis and the Cairngorms.

How long is the course?

Each guided walk is a minimum of one day in duration, but is often booked as a two-day weekend. We can also guide mountain walks for longer periods using the accommodation of your choice (indoors or outdoors) – for example the 10 highest mountains in the UK (all in Scotland) over 5 days.

What does the course cover?

  • Help and advice with planning the trip
  • Recommendations for routes and accommodation options
  • Preparatory information, such as recommended kit lists
  • Mountain guiding throughout the trip

What equipment is included?

You will need to provide: warm clothing including a waterproof jacket; walking boots; and a rucksack of about 30 litres.

We will discuss an appropriate kit list when you book.

What does it cost?

Mountain walks (Snowdonia, Lake District and Scottish Highlands):- Prices for mountain walks for one day start at £180 for one person; £200 for two people (i.e. £100 per person); £220 for three people (i.e. £73 per person); £240 for four people (i.e. £60 per person); etc. A group of 12 would therefore cost £400 for the day (i.e. £33 per person). From the 4th day, a discounted rate will apply.

Yorkshire Dales:- These are priced at £40 per person assuming a minimum of 4 people booking for the day (not necessarily from the same party). The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is £45 per person (minimum of 4 people).

Significantly reduced rates are available for family groups walking in more gentle terrain, starting at £40 per adult and £20 per child (aged 8-18).