Trek Training Walks

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

Trek Training in the Peak District.

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! 

Trek Training in the Lake District

We have 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 (reduced to four 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 15 August - Peak District - Fully booked

(Guided by Rachel Bolton) From Longnor, The Dragons Back.  Hitter, Parkhouse and Chrome Hills.  Approx 9 miles/15km with about 840 metres of ascent.  9:15am meet.  Maximum 4 people.   


Sunday 16 August - Peak District  - Fully booked

(Guided by Rachel Bolton) From Warslow village (by Greyhound Inn) Ecton Hill, Wetton Hill, Thors Cave and the Manifold Valley.  Approx 12 miles/19km with about 1,000 metres of ascent. 9:15am meet.  Maximum 4 people.




Saturday 7 November - Peak District

(Guided by Rachel Bolton).  Double ascent of Kinder Scout, starting from Edale.  About 11 miles/17.5km with approx 1,130 metres of ascent.  


Sunday 8 November - Peak District


(Guided by Rachel Bolton). Mam Tor, Back Tor and Lose Hill, from Castleton.  About 9 miles/14.5km with approx 1,160 metres of ascent.  


Saturday 21 November

(Guided by Rachel Bolton).  A route in the hills around Dovedale in the southern part of the Peak District.  About 9 miles with approx 870 metres of ascent.


Sunday 22 November

(Guided by Rachel Bolton).  A route around Monsal Dale, Taddington, Brushfield and Monsal Head, starting from White Lodge car park on the A6 between Bakewell and Taddington.  About 10.5 miles/17km with approx 800 metres of ascent.




Saturday 5 December - Peak District

(Guided by Rachel Bolton).  Starting from Bamford, Bamford Edge, Win Hill and Derwent Moors.  About 12 miles/19.5km with approx 990 metres of ascent.


Sunday 6 December - Peak District

(Guided by Rachel Bolton).  Starint from Ashopton Viaduct, Crook Hill, Fairholmes and Derwent Edge.  About 11 miles/17km with approx 970 metres of ascent.   


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. 

Book for an Open Group Trek Training Walk

For the remainder of 2020, all trek training walks and challenge walks will be booked with Rachel Bolton, and be guided by her.  Cath Lee continues to offer ordinary open group, hill and moorland walks. 

Trek Training with Rachel Bolton - Challenging Hill Walk

Next available date - Saturday 7 November.  Guided Trek Training Walk with Rachel Bolton.  Dates as detailed on our Trek Training page.  

Guided Trek Training Walk, Peak District or Derbyshire with Rachel Bolton


  • Places available

What to wear and bring with you
Download our general information sheet that provides further information about our guided trek training walks, including what to wear and what to bring with you on the day.
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Private Guided Trek Training Walks

Private guided trek training walk

We can 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, 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.

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.