Peak Walking Adventures was founded in 2009 by Cath Lee who simply wanted to share her love of the beautiful hills and moorlands of England with others. Cath, who is a qualified mountain leader still owns and runs Peak Walking Adventures. She currently provides guided mountain and moorland walks on the western side of the Yorkshire Dales and the south east of the Lake District.
From May 2019 onward, Rachel Bolton, who has her own guided walking business in the Peak District has made her walks available to book through the Peak Walking Adventures website. Some of Rachel's walk are led by her associate, Richard Tower. Both are qualified mountain leaders with a wealth of knowledge of local knowledge.
Therefore if you book a Peak District walk or navigation training course, you are booking with Rachel via this website. If you book a Lake District or Yorkshire Dales walk, you are booking with Cath.
All guided walks offered are ideal for small groups of adults, couples and individuals. Cath, Rachel and Richard all like to help their clients to learn about the countryside and the upland environment, by sharing local knowledge. All hold up to date outdoor first aid qualifications, and have civil liability insurance for guiding walks.
Rachel is a qualified Mountain Leader, a member of the Mountain Training Association and the British Mountaineering Council. She holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and worked with children as a teacher and headteacher for nearly 30 years. She is also a qualified Alexander Technique teacher.
Rachel is passionate about being in the outdoors walking, scrambling, winter mountaineering and climbing.
Richard is a qualified Mountain Leader, a member of the Mountain Training Association and the British Mountaineering Council. An experienced walker with over 30 years experience in the hills, Richard is also a National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Bronze and Silver tutor.
As a qualified sailing instructor who has run overseas yacht and dinghy sailing holiday centres for novices, experts and families, Richard's passion is supporting people to enjoy the outdoors whatever their interest or ability.
Cath is a qualified Mountain Leader, a member of the Mountain Training Association, and the British Mountaineering Council. She has over 12 years experience of professionally guiding mountain and moorlands walks.
She loves spending time exploring the beautiful hills and moorlands of Britain, and introducing people to her favourite walks.
Cath and Rachel are passionate about protecting the environment and helping to sustain local communities within the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Lake District. There are some amazing, but fragile landscapes, wildlife, and plant life that you can enjoy on their guided walks. They want people to be able to enjoy these for generations to come in the same way that we enjoy them today. More information can be found on the environmental and sustainability page.
Through their individual businesses, Cath and Rachel support a number of charities by corporate sponsorship or similar donations.