Trek Training Walks

Trek Training in the Peak District.  Photo by Frank Peters 

Trek Training in the Peak District.  Photo by Frank Peters

Great training for Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp or the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge!


Our trek training walks in the Peak District, Lake District, and Yorkshire Dales are specially designed for those preparing for non-technical, overseas guided treks, in summer conditions, up mountains such as Kilimanjaro, the High Atlas Mountains, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and Everest Base Camp.


They are also useful for those training for guided mountain challenges in the UK such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.


Most tour operators organising mountain walking holidays or charity challenge treks, recommend hill walking as being one of the most effective methods of preparing your body to sustain several consecutive days of uphill climbs.


We can guide you on some of the most challenging hill walks in the Peak District, and on mountain walks in the Lake District.  This could form a valuable part of your personal training plan for your trekking holiday or charity challenge trek abroad.


Trek Training in the Lake District

There are two options for Trek Training walks:

  • Join open group walks on the set dates listed below
  • Arrange private guided training days on mutually convenient dates. 

We can suggest suitable local accommodation if required.


If you will be travelling by public transport, please contact us for advice.    


You might also find our Trek Training Advice useful.  It includes our Top Ten Tips for training!  

Open Group Trek Training Walks

The cost to join our open group trek training walks is £38 per person, per day.  You will be in a small walking group of usually no more than six participants plus your friendly, professional guide.  Dates are below.  


 JUNE - Lake District


Saturday 22 June (Guided by Cath Lee)

From Ambleside, the route will include Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, and High Pike.  Approx 11 miles/17km and about 1,200 metres of ascent.   


Sunday 23 June (Guided by Cath Lee)

From Ambleside, the route will include Red Screes, Little Hart Cragg and Scandale Fell.  Approx 10 miles/16km with about 1,100 metres of ascent.  


JULY - Peak District


Saturday 20 July (Guided by Rachel Bolton)

Starting from the village of Hope, the route will include Lose Hill, Back Tor, Nether Booth, Hope Cross, Ladybower Reservoir and Win Hill.  Approx 11 miles/17.5km with approx 1,100 metres of ascent. 


Sunday 21 July (Guided by Rachel Bolton)

From Castleton, the route will include Mam Tor, Edale, Grindslow Knoll, Grindsbrook Clough, and Hollins Cross.  Approx 11 miles/17.5km with approx 1,100 metres of ascent.


Further dates for 2019

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August - Yorkshire Dales, Ingleton and Clapham area (Guided by Cath Lee). 

Saturday 12 October and Sunday 13 October - Lake District, Ambleside/Langdale area (Guided by Cath Lee).

Saturday 23 November and Sunday 24 November - Lake District, Ambleside/Langdale area (Guided by Cath Lee) 

Saturday 7 December and Sunday 8 December - Southern Peak District and Wirksworth area (Guided by Rachel Bolton)


On most of our trek training walks, we meet at 9:15am ready to set off at 9:30am.  Meeting points vary and will be advised to you with your confirmation of booking.  Please contact us if you need to know the starting point before booking.


Please note that dogs are not normally allowed on our 'open group' trek training walks. 

Book an Open Group Trek Training Walk

Trek Training - Challenging Hill Walk

Next available date - Saturday 22 June.  Guided Trek Training Walk.  Dates as detailed on my Trek Training page.  

Guided Trek Training Walk


  • Places available

Private Guided Trek Training Walks

Private guided trek training walk

We can offer Trek Training walks on a wider range of dates throughout the year for small groups, couples or individuals booking on a private guided basis.


This allows greater flexibility, as we can tailor the day to your individual requirements.  For available private guiding dates, please see our guided walking calendar.


Prices from £150 per day, the cost of which can be shared between members of your group, so for four or more people it can work out cheaper than joining one of our open group walks.


Please contact us to enquire and to book.

In recognition of the fact that many of our customers are training for treks abroad where they will be using the services of local mountain porters, Peak Walking Adventures provides corporate sponsorship to the International Porter Protection Group as well as other charities.