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 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.


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

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


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


There are two options for 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 are below.  



Saturday 9 June - Fully booked

From the village of Hope.  Highlights of the walk will include Lose Hill, Back Tor, Hope Cross, Ladybower Reservoir and Win Hill.  Approx 11 miles with about 750 metres or ascent.


Sunday 10 June - Fully booked

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


Saturday 23 June

Not specifically trek training, but you might like to consider our Lake District guided walk up Skiddaw.


Sunday 24 June

Not specifically trek training, but you might like to consider our Lake District guided walk in the mountains next to Derwent Water. 




Saturday 7 July

This walk is in the White Peak area.  Starting from the southern end of Dovedale, we zig-zag our way up and down the hills on both sides of the dale.  Highlights include Thorpe Cloud and Bunster Hill.  Approx 9 miles and 870 metres of ascent.


Sunday 8 July

This walk is in the White Peak area.  Starting from Longnor we ascend five hills - Hollins Hill, Chrome Hill, Parkhouse Hill, Hitter Hill and High Wheeldon.  Approx 10 miles and 830 metres of ascent.



Further dates for 2018 are:  

18 & 19 August - Not specifically trek training, but you might like to consider our guided mountain walks in the Lake District. 

23 August

22 & 23 September - fully booked

29 & 30 September

20 & 21 October.   

24 & 25 November

8 & 9 December


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.   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.


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

Book an Open Group Trek Training Walk

Trek Training - Challenging Hill Walk

Next available date - Saturday 7 July.  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, as we will be happy to tailor the day 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.

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.