Peak District guided walks

We launched our first guided walk in June 2021 organised by Becky Angell (Mountain Leader) from ‘Peak District Walks’ and Emma Holland (Mountain Leader) and experienced teacher in navigation courses from ‘Emma Holland Mountaineering’.

Our walks are different to most ‘Guided Walks’ as we cover an Introduction to Map Reading, which means you can enjoy a beautiful walk in the Peak District and learn a few beginner skills too!

 

Book our walks here

We have a mix of different walks you can book from Guided Walks with an introduction to map reading, Group Guided Walks and even some tough challenges. Find out more about our different Guided Walks below.

If you have any questions please get in touch with Becky at peakdistrictwalksuk@gmail.com.

Guided Walks with Map Reading

If you have ever wanted to learn map reading now here’s your opportunity. Our Guided Walks with map reading offer you an introduction to learn some new skills. These events are tailored at a beginner’s level so you can decide if you want to learn more or if not, you can simply enjoy the walk.

book your place here

Register your interest here

If you are unable to join one of these walks but are interested in finding out when the next walks are, please join the mailing list and we will email when we have new dates. If you have questions or ideas about future routes you’d like to do please drop me an email at peakdistrictwalksuk@gmail.com.

Thanks, Becky

About your guides

Meet your guides for the walks right here, a short introduction before you meet us in person!

Becky Angell

Becky Angell
Mountain Leader

Becky is a qualified Summer Mountain Leader. She runs ‘Peak District Walks’ and personally walks and writes up most of the walks on the website!

 

In addition, she runs a second website Becky the Traveller, where you can find more adventures, including her long distance challenges and wild camping tips! 

 

Becky loves the outdoors and has hiked all over the UK and abroad, in 2019, she hiked 952 miles from Lowestoft to Ardnamurchan Lighthouse (E2W Challenge). But with the Peak District not far from home she’s been regularly visiting for over 12 years and always finding new places to explore. 

 

Becky also has a passion for nature and wildlife, especially mushrooms so she’s bound to point those out during the walks!

Emma Holland

Emma Holland
Mountain Leader

Emma is a Summer Mountain Leader and Navigation Instructor. She runs her own business Emma Holland Mountain Training.
 
Emma is an accredited Course Director for the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS). She also delivers navigation courses for all levels and abilities from beginner to advanced. Emma holds an outdoor first aid qualification, public liability insurance and she is also a mental health first aider, working a lot to support people to access the outdoors for wellbeing and recovery.
 
Emma also mentors and coaches people working towards their recognised outdoor qualifications. She loves wild camping, exploring remote areas and wandering off the beaten path. She is a keen amateur naturalist although always learning and looking forward to sharing her knowledge on a walk with you soon!

what to bring + wear?

For our ‘Guided Walks’, you’ll be responsible for wearing suitable clothing for hiking and also bringing your own personal items on the walk.

Here’s a suggested list of what to wear and bring on your guided walk*. If you don’t have any of the items or have any questions please get in touch before the walk.

Kit list

  • Backpack to carry your items in (20-30 litres)
  • Waterproof jacket (essential) + waterproof trousers (optional)
  • Warm jacket/mid layer
  • Hat + gloves
  • Food (lunch + snacks) + water bottle/flask in cooler months
  • Personal medication
  • Suncream + sunglasses (depending on weather)
  • Cash for car parking
  • Map (Peak District OL1 – Dark Peak) or Peak District OL24 – White Peak (order via our shop and we’ll bring on the day).
  • Compass – I use the Silva Expedition or the Silva Ranger is another good model (both available to order via our shop).

Read our detailed guide on what to pack for a day hike here. 

What to wear?

  • Hiking shoes or hiking boots (no fashion trainers)
  • Hiking socks
  • T-shirt or long-sleeved base layer (not cotton)
  • Mid layer/warmer jacket
  • Waterproof jacket (you’ll either be wearing or it’ll be in your bag!)
  • Waterproof trousers (optional but good if it’s a wet day)
  • Shorts/leggings or hiking trousers (no jeans)
  • Hat + gloves (weather dependent)

*Please note if myself or Emma (both qualified Mountain Leaders) feel you don’t have suitable clothing for the walk, for example, no waterproof jacket (on a rainy day) or footwear that could cause you to slip you might be unable to join the walk. This is for yours and the group’s safety on the hills.

guided walk photo gallery

View some of our photos from previous Peak District Guided Walks, including Kinder Scout from Edale, Alport Castles Kinder Scout from Hayfield and Baslow Edge walks.

View our photo gallery here