Peak District guided walks
Our walks will be a little different to most ‘Guided Walks’ as we will also be covering an Introduction to Map Reading, which means you can enjoy a beautiful walk in the Peak District and learn a few skills too!
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 as soon as we have new dates. If you have questions or ideas about future routes you’d like to do please drop me an email.
“Having been on the recent guided walk with an introduction to map reading I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone planning day hikes or longer, it was really interesting and learned some great new skills.
I found actually seeing the flora and fauna really good and the guides were so knowledgeable and helpful answering any questions, this is something you don’t get from any guidebook.
It was a perfect day with a great team and fabulous leaders, just what I had hoped. 10/10 recommend, thank you Becky and Emma.”
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Baslow Edge + Birchen Edge Walk
Sunday 10th October 2021
This walk starts in the quaint village of Baslow in Derbyshire. We begin our walk hiking up to Baslow Edge, enjoying the views of the valley and across to the popular Curbar Edge before heading to a moorland section.
Then the route takes us along two more Peak District edges – Birchen Edge and Gardom’s Edge, both with stunning views.
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Padley Gorge + Burbage Edge Walk
NEW DATE COMING SOON
A stunning walk from the beautiful Longshaw Estate in the Peak District National Park. The route takes us through Padley Gorge with its stunning woodlands and streams along the way.
The second part of the walk heads up to some iconic gritstone formations including Over Owler Tor and Higgor Tor, before looping back along Upper and Lower Burbgage Edge which has views of the area.
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Kinder Scout Walk
NEW DATE COMING SOON
Setting off from the Derbyshire village of Hayfield to Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District. We will set off from Hayfield in the morning heading towards Kinder Reservoir before beginning our ascent up to the Kinder Plateau.
Once at the top, we’ll navigate around the plateau, past Kinder Downfall until we reach Kinder Low Trig Point. From there, we will enjoy views down the valley before looping back round and down to Hayfield.book your place here
Don’t delay get booked on your walk now before the spaces fill up!
Or if you have any questions please get in touch with Becky at email@example.com.
order your map for the walk here
You can order Peak District maps here for our Guided walks ONLY. They are not available for general ordering.
Please place your order at the time of booking the guided walk and we’ll bring the map with us on the day.
We’ll let you know which map you need for the walk, or alternatively treat yourself and buy both!
about the walks
Our Guided Walks will vary between 8-10 miles in length. You’ll need a good level of fitness and be able to walk for 6-7 hours on uneven and rocky terrain and be comfortable with ascent and descent. Block out a day to yourself and come along!
Each Guided Walk also includes an introduction to map reading. It will not be a full day of map and compass skills but the aim is to get you started on your map reading journey. During the walk, we will spend between 1-2 hours, spread out throughout the day discussing the following topics.
These are the key learnings you will take away from the day regarding the map skills.
- Understanding the basics of your map.
- How to estimate and work out approx time and distance.
- Why and when do you need to use a compass.
- Getting from A – B: Choosing a basic navigational strategy.
- What to do if you get lost.
The pace of the walk will allow time for plenty of photo stops, it won’t be a time trial from start to finish but a day you can spend outside walking and enjoy the scenery and company of the group. We will also point out different flora and fauna (Bell Heather, Star Moss or Pixie-Cup Lichen) on the route, as well as looking out for birds (Skylarks, Meadow Pipits or Red Grouse) and wildlife, maybe a Mountain Hare, if we’re quiet enough!
You will also need suitable footwear and clothing for the walk. See our suggested kit list below. Please ask if unsure before booking.
Our group size will be between 6-10 people.
About your guides
Meet your guides for the walks right here, a short introduction before you meet us in person!
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.
- 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
- Personal medication
- Suncream + sunglasses (depending on weather)
- Cash for car parking
- Map (Peak District OL1 – Dark Peak) or Peak District OL24 – White Peak + compass (if you don’t have we can provide you with both for the walk) – I use the Silva Expedition or the Silva Ranger is another good model.
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)
*Please note if myself or Emma (our qualified Mountain Leader) feels 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.
Register your interest here
If you’re unable to make these dates but are still interested in joining a future walk, pop your details below and we will email you when the next dates are added.