Great training for Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp or the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge!
Our 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, Jebel Toubkal, 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.
Of course you don't have to be training for anything to enjoy one of these walks. If you simply enjoy a challenging hill walk, then they could be perfect for you!
We have two options for Trek Training walks:
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!
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 (reduced to five during COVID-19 pandemic) plus your friendly, professional guide
Our trek training routes do vary in the degree of difficulty. As a general rule, the more ascent, the more challenging the walk will be. If you are in doubt as to the best walk to book for the particular trek you are training for, please contact us for advice. If you are completely new to hill walking, or have any doubts about your fitness level, you might like to choose one of our ordinary 'open group' walks first. All routes are subject to change depending upon weather and ground conditions. Dates are below.
Saturday 22 May - Lake District - Fully booked
(Guided by Cath Lee). Starting from The Kirkstone Pass near Ambleside, the route includes Red Screes, Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Crag and Stony Cove Pike. Approx 10 miles/16.5km with about 1,250 metres of ascent. This is a tough one! A good level of fitness is required.
Sunday 23 May - Lake District - Fully booked
(Guided by Cath Lee). Starting from Ambleside, the route includes Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Dove Crag, High Pike and Low pike. Approx 10.5 miles/17km with about 1,220 metres of ascent. This is a tough one! A good level of fitness is required.
Saturday 19 June - Peak District
(Guided by Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower) Double ascent of Kinder Scout including Crowden and Grindsbrook Cloughs. Distance approximately 10.5 miles/17 km. Total ascent 3080 ft/939m.
Saturday 10 July - Peak District
(Guided by Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower). Bamford Edge, Derwent Edge and Win Hill. Distance approximately 12 miles/9.3 km with ascent 3,244 ft/989m.
Sunday 11 July - Peak District
(Guided by Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower). From Fairholmes Visitor Centre, Derwent, Hollin Clough, Derwent Edge, Crook Hill, Lockerbrook Farm. Distance 10.4miles/16.8 km with ascent 3,175 ft/968m.
Saturday 24 July - Lake District
(Guided by Cath Lee). From Grasmere. Easedale Tarn, Tarn Crag, High Raise, Calf Crag, Gibson Knott, Helm Crag. Approx 11.5 miles/18km with approx. 1,060 metres of ascent/descent. Meet 9:00am for 9:15am start.
Sunday 25 July - Lake District
(Guided by Cath Lee). From National Trust car park at Old Dungeon Ghyll in Langdale. Angle Tarn, Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags, Great Knott, Pike of Blisco. Approximately 10 miles/16km with about 1,320m ascent/descent. Meet 8:30am for 8:45am start (early start to get car parking)
FURTHER DATES FOR 2021
Peak District - 7 & 8 August. 9th & 10th October. 13th & 14th November. 20 & 21 November.
Please contact us for the exact location of the above walks before booking accommodation.
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 exact starting point before booking.
Please note that dogs are not normally allowed on our 'open group' trek training walks.
Please select your guide, location and dates, then book and pay below.
We can offer Trek Training walks in the Peak District or Lake 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, as we can tailor the day to your individual requirements. For available private guiding dates, please see our guided walking calendar.
Prices from £170 per day, the cost of which can be shared between members of your group, so for five or more people it can work out cheaper than joining one of our open group walks.
Please contact us to enquire and to book.