The Peak District sits on the doorsteps of Sheffield and Manchester and is the UK’s first national park. It’s rolling hills make it perfect for getting fresh air and seeing the countryside, while its grit-stone edges make it the UK capital for rock climbing!  Lined up here we have a selection of Peak District adventures and ideas for the visitor looking for guided tours, an adventure or an activity in this beautiful national park.

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Peak District Adventures and Activities

Rock climbing courses with Will4Adventure in the Peak District

Image of a woman rock climbing in the peak district

Book a day of rock climbing 

Peak District adventures and activities… Enjoy a day of rock climbing outdoors. Learn the fundamentals to rock climbing on the grit-stone edges of the Peak District – no experience necessary. We provide the kit, the knowledge and a fully qualified leader.

Price

From £120 per half day & £160 per whole day for groups numbering up to 4 (for larger groups up to 6, add £20 per extra person taking part). Or, combine this with half a day of abseiling and book the whole day of both activities for £180 (for up to 5 participants).

Price includes:

  • All activities
  • Equipment
  • Instruction and tuition

Location: the gritstone edges of the Peak District National Park
Instructor/client ratio: 1:6
Meeting point: Surprise View Car Park, S32 1DA, Derbyshire
Public transport: By rail to Hathersage railway station and/or the 271/272 buses. This bus runs from Hathersage and also from Sheffield and takes you right to the Surprise View car park where we meet.

Abseiling in the Peak District

abseiling activity in the Peak District

Try Abseiling 

Peak District adventures and activities… Abseiling! If you have never tried abseiling this is the best way to go about it. We start small and begin by teaching you about safety and technique on a low wall. Once you are familiar with how it works we then to take you to an open quarry face with a big open view looking down over the Hope Valley where you can enjoy the exhilarating feeling of a fast descent on a rope.

Time required

3 – 4 hours

Price

From £120 per half day for groups numbering up to 4 plus £20 per extra person taking part. Or, combine this with half a day of mountain biking, or rock climbing and book the whole day of both activities for £180 (for up to 5 participants).

Price includes:

  • All activities
  • Equipment
  • Instruction and tuition

Location: the grit stone edges of the Peak District National Park
Instructor/client ratio: 1:6
Meeting point: Surprise View Car Park, S32 1DA, Derbyshire
Public transport: By rail to Hathersage railway station and/or the 271/272 buses. This bus runs from Hathersage and also from Sheffield and takes you right to the Surprise View car park where we meet.

Hill walking days with Will4Adventure in the Peak District

image showing a group of walkers in the Peak District National Park

Go hill-walking with your own personal walking guide from £40

With our public rights of way and historic access-land Britain offers a wealth of brilliant walking. Here are a handful of choice walks you might like to book a leader for … Perfect for getting out and about, or for groups on walking holidays, we can tailor a day (or days) to suit you.

Walks in The Peak District

  • Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill – the locals call this the Dragon’s Back … and when you see it you’ll realise why. Easy to organise a walk that is short and within a half day – though a steady head for heights might be necessary for a climb to the top! This walk is easy to access from Bakewell or Buxton.
  • Spend half a day or a day exploring the Monsal and Lathkill Dales situated between Bakewell and Buxton– wonderful walking combining hill tops with valley bottoms.
  • Adventure walk on Kinder Scout. A perfect day out, scrambling through the water falls of Crowden Clough, followed by a traverse of the edges or an adventure of peat bogs and finally a search for an aircraft wreck. If you want us to take you up here it would be best to allow a day to do so. Close to Castleton, Hope, Edale.
  • Marsden to Edale – Leave the car at home – and use the train to access this great walk which aims to cover the first two days of the Penine Way (in a single day). This is an arduous day’s trek across the toughest terrain the Peak District can throw at you … The route traverses approximately 25 miles of rough, wild, moorland and is unrelenting in its challenge with the culmination crossing the highest point of the Peak – Kinder Scout.

Price: from £40pp per day (depending on group size with a minimum of three bookings, and choice of route)

Mountain bike riding in the Peak District with Will4Adventure

mountain biking boys loving the technical trails

Mountain Biking

Peak District adventures and activities… Mountain biking! Join us for this mini-cycling adventure in the Peak District. Twelve miles of countryside cycling with some slight hills stopping en-route at the idyllic Slippery Stones for a picnic lunch before heading back with delightful off-road biking returning us to our start point. For the more adventurous and experienced cyclists out there, we have a whole host of trails and rides to introduce you to!

Location: Ladybower and Derwent Reservoirs

Price

From £160 per day for groups numbering up to 6 or £120 for half a day

Price includes:

  • All activities (excluding bicycle hire)
  • Instruction and tuition

Price does not include any bike hire costs where required.

Leader/client ratio: 1:6
Meeting point: Fairholmes Visitor Centre, Hope Valley S33 0AQ
Public transport: 273 bus from Sheffield

Challenge: 10 climbs in 10Km in 10 hours with Will4Adventure

image showing a rock climber in the Peak District

10 climbs, in 10Km, in 10 hours – from £65

Can you climb 10 routes in 10Km inside just 10 hours? Here’s your chance to try!? Join us for this excellent Peak District challenge and mini-adventure. No previous experience is necessary. We will provide all the kit, expertise and plenty of encouragement!

Location: the grit stone edges of the Peak District National Park
Price per group (up to 4): £65pp
Instructor/client ratio: 1:4
Meeting point: Stanage Edge, Derbyshire

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