Semi-Wild Camping & Trekking Expeditions in the Peak District

Semi-Wild Camping, Peak District

Our semi-wild camping and trekking expeditions in the Peak District make a great introduction to wild camping.  They involve easier hill walking than our Snowdonia mountain wild camps.  That makes them especially suitable for anyone who isn't sure how they would cope with carrying the weight up a large, heavy rucksack up a steep mountain side.


We have gained permission to camp on private land in a lovely countryside location amongst trees.   


These semi-wild camping experiences offer an opportunity to enjoy guided countryside walks in the Peak District over two consecutive days, camping overnight along the route. We provide light weight but strong mountain tents and suitable cooking equipment.  Your evening meal and breakfast will be enjoyed in beautiful surroundings!   


We follow the principles of 'Leave no Trace' minimising our impact on the fragile countryside environment.  You also learn about the law relating to wild camping in the UK.  


Although involving less ascent and descent than our Snowdonia wild camping weekends, you must still have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to carry a large rucksack throughout the walk containing your day walking kit, tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, cooking equipment and food.  All of this can weigh around 13 - 14 kilos.


Available on a private guided basis, on flexible dates.  Please note however that most of our weekend dates for 2017 are now booked up.



Day 1

We meet at lunchtime in the small town of Wirksworth to discuss and plan the adventure, then get the local bus to Carsington Water from where we head off on foot into the beautiful countryside to enjoy stunning scenery.  


We will reach our camping place late afternoon or early evening and having set up camp, you will cook and enjoy your evening meal in 'the great outdoors'.   


Day 2

After breakfast we will pack up camp and continue on our walk through the beautiful landscapes of the Peak District, returning to Wirksworth via a different route at about lunch time.



This experience is available on a private guided basis for small groups of between two and four people on flexible dates at the price of £440 (works out at £110 each if there are four in the group).  


Contact us to book and with any questions. 


What's included

Semi-wild camping expedition
Semi-wild camping expedition
Sunset at our camping location
Sunset at our camping location

Included in the price

  • Fully guided walks throughout the expedition
  • Hire of high quality, light weight mountain tents
  • Hire of light weight cooking equipment, plates and cutlery
  • Hire of expedition sized rucksacks, large enough to carry everything
  • Hire of roll-up type sleeping mats (if you prefer a self inflating mat, you are welcome to bring your own)
  • Camping fees payable to the land owner 
  • Tuition regarding choosing a suitable camping spot and minimising your impact on the environment. 

Not included - you will need to bring:

  • Full mountain walking kit including strong, comfortable, well worn-in walking boots and waterproof jacket and trousers (Gortex fabric or similar).  A full kit list will be provided.
  • 3 season sleeping bag
  • Food for evening meals, snacks, and breakfasts (advice regarding suitable foods will be provided)