Mid-week guided walks

Scheduled guided walks in the Peak District and Derbyshire, leading walks open to all across the Peak District National Park. Walks offered at all levels: take a look to see what’s coming up next.

From £35 pp

Guide for hire

Perfect for discovering the best that the Peak District offers, walking holidays, charity challenges, or special occasions, we can tailor a day (or days) to suit you. Get in touch for some ideas.

From £40 pp (min 3 people) or £180 (for up to 6 people)

Hill & Navigation Skills

Our Peak District navigation courses will teach you all aspects of map reading & using a compass. Complete novices to budding mountain leaders all welcome.

From £85 pp

Bamford Edge – Tuesday 30th January 2024

This is a super walk that opens up a circular route along Bamford Edge. The route also incorporates a wander along the far northern end of Stanage Edge and then takes us on a boggy yomp from one edge to another. But once up onto Bamford Edge the views over the nearby Ladybower Reservoir are stunning!

Start / Finish LocationCutthroat Bridge Car Park, A57, S10 4QZ

Distance: 7 miles / 12 km

Timings: 0930 meet up, and maybe 3 – 4 hours to complete the walk

Height gain: 300m

How tough? Expect uneven terrain, hills and some boggy bits too.

Price: £35pp

Recommended kit list for UK hill walking

Stanage Edge from Hathersage – Tuesday 20th February 2024

As you look north out of Hathersage, Stanage Edge dominates the horizon, just begging to be explored. This guided walk links up local paths to take us on a delightful journey to the heights of Stanage before descending back to Hathersage. And even the journey back to base has its esoteric delights as we pass through Mitchell Field Farm and then finally down through a wonderful deciduous woodland.

Start / Finish Location – Pay & Display car park, Oddfellows Rd, Hathersage, S32 1DU

Distance: 6.5 miles / 11 km

Timings: 0930 meet up, and maybe 3 – 4 hours to complete the walk

Height gain: 402m

How tough? Footpaths, bridleways all the way with some considerable height gain.

Price: £35pp

Recommended kit list for UK hill walking

Derwent Edge – Tuesday 5th March 2024

Start / Finish LocationCutthroat Bridge Car Park, A57, S10 4QZ

Distance: 7 miles / 12 km

Timings: 0930 meet up, and maybe 3 – 4 hours to complete the walk

Height gain: 300m

How tough? Expect uneven terrain, hills and some boggy bits too.

Price: £35pp

Recommended kit list for UK hill walking

What equipment will I need?

These guided walks are designed to appeal to the novice as far as is possible and so they should be as accessible to as many people as possible. For that reason kit requirements are kept to the minimum and often we’ll be able to lend you stuff for no charge.

The time of year can impact on what’s needed. So in the summer months, shorts and t-shirt with a pair of trainers could be fine. In the winter months warmer clothes, robust wet weather kit and boots are more important – plus also a torch maybe!

Some ideas of hill walking kit you should take with you can be found here.

Once you book your place a full kit list will be included with the details we send you.

About the Peak District

About three hours drive from London, The Peak District is our first national park and sitting on the doorsteps of Sheffield, Derby and Manchester, possibly the most visited national park in the UK. It is named after the people who lived here – the Peaks. There is evidence that people have settled here as long ago as 7000 years back.

The Peak District spans four counties and is normally considered to constitute two parks – The Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak in the south – so called due to the geological make up of the earth. The Dark Peak – also known as the High Peak – has a lot of peat and grit-stone showing through in its soil – hence it looks dark. The White Peak on the other hand has a base formed from limestone – hence looking lighter in colour. The Dark Peak is wilder and more rugged whereas the White Peak is less hilly and more densely populated – its scenic villages drawing in the visiting tourists.

Further information on the history of the Peak District (tongue in cheek and in fewer than 750 words) can be read here.

Finally – the Peak District with its miles upon miles of rocky edges and outcrops is the home to UK rock climbing offering the rock climbing enthusiast thousands of routes to choose from!

Further Reading