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!


My trek training walks in the Peak District and Lake 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 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.


I 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

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


The Peak District is easily accessible from most parts of England and has public transport links.  See my travel page for details.  


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. 

I can suggest suitable local accommodation if required.


Open Group Trek Training Walks

The cost to join my 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.  



Saturday 24 November - Fully booked

From the village of Longnor.  The route will include up to six hills in the area including Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill. About 10 miles with up to 830 metres of ascent.


Sunday 25 November - Fully booked

From the southern end of Dovedale, the route will zig-zag it's way up and down the hills on both sides of the valley.  About 9 miles with approx 800 metres of ascent.  



Saturday 12 January - Fully  booked

From the Vale of Edale, the walk will involve a double ascent/descent of Kinder Scout via different routes.  About 10 miles/16km with approx 800m of ascent. 


Sunday 13 January

From Ashopton Viaduct, we spend the day zig-zagging our way up and down the hills on both sides of Ladybower Reservoir.  About 11 miles/17km with approx 790 metres of ascent.


Saturday 19 January

Same route as 12 January


Sunday 20 January

Same route as 13 January

Further dates for 2019

Saturday 23 February and Sunday 24 February - Peak District

Saturday 6 April & Sunday 7 April - Peak District

Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June - Lake District, Ambleside area

Further dates to be added.  


On most of my 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, trek training walks are in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District.  Please contact me if you need to know the starting point before booking.


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

Book an Open Group Trek Training Walk

Trek Training - Challenging Hill Walk

Next available date - Sunday 13 January.  Guided Trek Training Walk.  Dates as detailed on my Trek Training page.  

Guided Trek Training Walk in the Peak District


  • Places available

Private Guided Trek Training Walks

Trek Training with a personal guide

I 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 I can tailor the day to your individual requirements.  For available private guiding dates, please see my 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 my open group walks.


Please contact me to enquire and to book.

In recognition of the fact that many of my 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.