Great training for Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp or the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge!
Trek Training in the Peak District. Photo by Frank Peters
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, 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 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.
Due to the current Coronavirus crisis, all walks are cancelled, initially until the end of June
Saturday 4 July - Peak District
(Guided by Rachel Bolton). Details available soon, if it is able to go ahead.
Sunday 5 July - Peak District
(Guided by Rachel Bolton) Details available soon, if it is able to go ahead.
More dates to be added once the Coronavirus crisis is over
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.
Next available date - Saturday 4 July (if able to go ahead). Guided Trek Training Walk in the Peak District and Derbyshire with Rachel Bolton. Dates as detailed on our Trek Training page.
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.