Peak District Open Group Guided Walks

Open group walks in the Peak District and Derbyshire are perfect for individuals, couples, or friends who would like to join a small group of others on a fully guided hill, or moorland walk.  Why not book for two consecutive days and enjoy a walking weekend? 

  • Small groups - usually no more than six people (reduced to no more than five during COVID-19 pandemic)
  • No minimum number required for walks to go ahead, so you can book with confidence.
  • Known guide - Almost all walks are led personally by qualified and experienced guides Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   

It is essential that you have proper hiking boots, outdoor clothing, and a reasonable level of fitness.  If you prefer a gentle stroll in the countryside, then private guiding might be more suitable for you.  Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  Dogs are not usually allowed on open group walks.

 

All open group walks, including trek training, challenge walks, navigation training days and workshop clinics that still have availability are listed below.  Please see the guided walking calendar for the full walking programme.

 

Open group walks in April

Circuit of Kinder Scout Challenge, Peak District
Saturday 24 April 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   A guided mountain challenge walk as part of a small group, right around the top edge of the mountain called Kinder Scout in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District.  ... (Read More)
£40.00
Kinder Scout Edge and along the Pennine Way
Sunday 25 April 2021    This walk features stunning views, streams, rock formations and an ancient packhorse route.    The Pennine Way National Trail is approximately 250 miles in length and starts in Edale, weaving i ... (Read More)
£38.00

Open group walks in May

Bleaklow and the Superfortress Air Crash Site
  Sunday 23 May,  Saturday 5 June, Saturday 19 June, Saturday 10 July.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   This is a guided walk with wilderness and history, visiting the 1948 crash site of a US Superfortress bomb ... (Read More)
From £38.00
Carsington Water and Harborough Rocks
Saturday 29 May and Sunday 30 May 2021 With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   Less than 30 minutes from Derby and starting from Carsington Water, this guided walk rises up onto high pastureland, providing quick relief from ‘ ... (Read More)
From £38.00
High Peak Trail, Cromford Canal, Black Rocks and W
Sunday 2 May 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   A guided walk as part of a small group to explore the pretty countryside of the Derbyshire Dales, including an old railway, canal and rocks.  Throughout the day, your guide ... (Read More)
£38.00
Kinder Scout - Following the Route of the Mass Tre
Wednesday 19 May 2021   This walk starts in the village of Hayfield and we follow the route of the famous mass trespass, which in 1932 involved over 500 walkers who trespassed on mass to secure access right to open country for ... (Read More)
£0.00
Kinder Scout Edge and along the Pennine Way
Wednesday 5 May 2021   The Pennine Way National trail is approximately 250 miles in length and starts in Edale, weaving its way up the backbone of England and finishing just over the Scottish border in Kirk Yetholm.    ... (Read More)
£0.00
Kinder Scout. Rocky Tors and Ringing Roger
Wednesday 12 May 2021   For this walk we will explore the eastern part of Kinder Scout.  We ascend one of the best routes by the side of Grindsbrook stream on to the Kinder Plateau.  This involves some very easy scrambling and ... (Read More)
£0.00

Open group walks in June

Bleaklow and the Superfortress Air Crash Site
  Sunday 23 May,  Saturday 5 June, Saturday 19 June, Saturday 10 July.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   This is a guided walk with wilderness and history, visiting the 1948 crash site of a US Superfortress bomb ... (Read More)
From £38.00
Gritstone Edges Challenge Walk, Peak District
Saturday 26 June 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   A guided challenge walk in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District, as part of a small group.   Also known as The Nine Edges Challenge Walk, this is a 21 ... (Read More)
£40.00
Kinder Scout - Exploring Crowden Brook
Wednesday 23 June 2021   Crowden brook is less visited than its more popular neighbour Grindsbrook.  Nevertheless, it offers a terrific route on to Kinder Scout!   We can enjoy this climb which starts in beautiful woo ... (Read More)
£0.00
Kinder Scout - Exploring Grindsbrook - Half Day Wa
Wednesday 16 June 2021   This walk gives a nice introduction to the Kinder Scout plateau and suitable for those who don’t have a full day or want to take their time to fully appreciate the landscape.   We ascend one o ... (Read More)
£0.00
Lathkill Dale. Peak District
Sunday 20 June 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   A guided walk in the White Peak area as part of a small group of no more than five people plus your friendly, professional walk leader.  Throughout the walk your guide wi ... (Read More)
£38.00
The Edale Skyline Challenge, Peak District
Saturday 12 June and Saturday 21 August 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   A guided mountain challenge walk of approximately 22 miles/35km and 1,400 metres of ascent, in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District.  This wal ... (Read More)
From £40.00
Trek Training (challenging hills), Peak District
Next available dates - 19 June.  Guided Trek Training Walk with Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.  Dates as detailed on our Trek Training page.  
£38.00

Open group walks in July

1. Cave Dale, Mam Tor and Castleton, Peak District
Saturday 3 July 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   Our open group guided walks this weekend are a little shorter than our normal walks, making them ideal for families with children, and giving ample opportunity to explor ... (Read More)
£38.00
2. Back Tor and Lose Hill, Peak District
Sunday 4 July 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   Our open group walks this week a little shorter than our normal walks, making them ideal for families with children, and giving ample opportunity to explore the many attra ... (Read More)
£38.00
Bleaklow and the Superfortress Air Crash Site
  Sunday 23 May,  Saturday 5 June, Saturday 19 June, Saturday 10 July.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   This is a guided walk with wilderness and history, visiting the 1948 crash site of a US Superfortress bomb ... (Read More)
From £38.00
Dark Peak Backpacking and Camping Weekend
Friday 23 July - Sunday 25 July 2021.  With Rachel Bolton.   Do you have some experience of walking in the hills?  Would you like to explore the Peak District over two days on a backpacking adventure and camp under the stars?  ... (Read More)
From £110.00
Jacobs Ladder, Edale Cross and Brown Knoll
Wednesday 7 July 2021    Our walk follows the Pennine Way National Trail as it slowly works its way up via Jacobs ladder, a packhorse route – this gets its name from a local farmer Jacob Marshall who in the 1700’s carved steps ... (Read More)
£0.00
Kinder Scout - Getting up close with the bogs!
Wednesday 14 July 2021   This walk is a must for any nature lover and will be great fun for anyone who enjoys getting a little muddy!   We will ascend the Kinder Plateau via Crowden Brook.  The fun starts when we reac ... (Read More)
£0.00
Stanton Moor, Peak District
Saturday 31 July 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   A guided walk in the delightful Derbyshire Dales as part of a small group, plus your friendly, professional walk leader.  Throughout the walk your guide will 'bring the ... (Read More)
£38.00
Trek Training (challenging hills), Peak District
Next available dates - 19 June.  Guided Trek Training Walk with Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.  Dates as detailed on our Trek Training page.  
£38.00

Open group walks in August

Robin Hood's Stride, Peak District
Sunday 1 August 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   A guided walk in the delightful Derbyshire Dales as part of a small group, plus your friendly, professional walk leader.  Throughout the walk your guide will 'bring the ... (Read More)
£38.00
The Dark Peak Challenge, Peak District
Saturday 14 August 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   A guided 24 mile/38km challenge walk as part of a small group in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District.     The walk begins in the village of Hathersa ... (Read More)
£40.00
The Edale Skyline Challenge, Peak District
Saturday 12 June and Saturday 21 August 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.   A guided mountain challenge walk of approximately 22 miles/35km and 1,400 metres of ascent, in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District.  This wal ... (Read More)
From £40.00
The Plantlife and Natural Habitat of Kinder Scout
Wednesday 18 August 2021   The aim of this guided walk is to view and walk amongst the Peak District colourful heather that is usually at its best this time of year.  We will also explore and hopefully view a range of other pla ... (Read More)
£0.00
Trek Training (challenging hills), Peak District
Next available dates - 19 June.  Guided Trek Training Walk with Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.  Dates as detailed on our Trek Training page.  
£38.00

Open group walks in September

The White Peak Challenge, Peak District
Saturday 11 September 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.    The White Peak Challenge walk was devised by the walker John Merrill who was once a native of Derbyshire and has written over 370 guidebooks of his walks!  ... (Read More)
£40.00

For guided walks and events in the Peak District beyond September 2021, please see our guided walking calendar.