Trek Training Walks in the Peak District

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 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 challenging guided mountain treks 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 for the requirement to sustain several consecutive days of uphill climbs experienced during the ascent.


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


Trek Training
Trek Training in winter. Photo by Martin Stubbings

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


The Peak District has the advantage of being only a short journey from most parts of England and is easily accessible by public transport. See our travel page for details.  


There are two options for our Trek Training walks in the Peak District:

  • 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.


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 for our forthcoming open group trek training walks are below.  



Saturday 2 September - Fully booked

A walk zig-zagging our way up and down the hills around Ladybower Reservoir.  Approx 11 miles with about 790 metres of ascent.


Sunday 3 September - Fully booked

From the village of Hope.  Highlights of the route include Losehill, Back Tor, Hope Cross the side of Ladybower Reservoir and Win Hill.  Approx 11 miles with about 750 metres of ascent.


Saturday 23 September

Not specifically a trek training walk, but you might like to consider our walk on Kinder Scout which is suitable for training.  Approx 12 miles with 970 metres of ascent.  



Saturday 21 October

A walk zig-zagging our way up and down the hills around Ladybower Reservoir.  Approx 11 miles with about 790 metres of ascent.


Sunday 22 October - Fully booked

Up and down five hills around the village of Castleton, including Cave Dale, Winnatts Pass, Mam Tor, and Hollins Cross.  Approx 10 miles with about 900 metres of ascent. 




Sunday 26 November

From the northern end of Ladybower Reservoir, a route including Alport Castles and the eastern end of Kinder Scout.  Approx 10 miles with about 800 metres of ascent. 

Further dates are:  


2 & 3 December (2 Dec fully booked)

16 & 17 December

6 & 7 January 2018

10 & 11 February 2018

24th & 25th March 2018

5 & 6 May 2018.  

Further dates for 2018 to be added.  Routes to be decided. 


On all 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.   Unless otherwise stated, all trek training walks are in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District.  Please contact us if you need to know the starting point before booking.


Gift vouchers are also available for our Trek Training Walks.


NEW for 2017.  Book three or more walks at the same time and qualify for a Bronze or Silver navigation course discounted by over 30% with Beyond the Edge on 2 & 3 December 2017.

Book an Open Group Trek Training Walk

Trek Training - Challenging Hill Walk

Next available date - Saturday 21 October.  Guided Trek Training Walk in the Peak District, dates as detailed on our Trek Training page.  


  • Places available

Private Guided Trek Training Walks

Trek Training with a personal guide

We offer Trek Training walks in the Peak District 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. You can choose the date of the walk and we will be happy to tailor it 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.

We recommend that you undertake trek training walks with us on two consecutive days, wearing the boots, and using kit that you intend to wear and take on your trekking holiday. It is a good idea to start your hill walking training schedule at least six months before you are due to go on your trek.

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 Peak District based charities.