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!

 

My 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.

 

I 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 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 in the Peak District:

  • 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.  

SEPTEMBER

 

Saturday 22 September - Fully booked

From Castleton.  A double crossing of The Great Ridge and an ascent of the southern edge of Kinder Scout.  About 12 miles with approx 1,100 metres of ascent. 

 

Sunday 23 September - Fully booked

From Ashopton Viaduct.  We zig-zag our way up and down the hills on both sides of Ladybower Reservoir. About 11 miles with approx 800 metres of ascent.

 

Saturday 29 September - Just one place left

From Castleton.  A double crossing of The Great Ridge, and an ascent of the southern edge of Kinder Scout. About 12 miles with approx 1,200 metres of ascent. 

 

Sunday 30 September

From Ashopton Viaduct.  We zig-zag our way up and down the hills on both sides of Ladybower Reservoir. About 11 miles with approx 800 metres of ascent.

 

OCTOBER

 

Saturday 20 October - Fully booked

From Ashopton Viaduct.  We zig-zag our way up and down the hills on both sides of Ladybower Reservoir. About 11 miles with approx 800 metres of ascent.

 

Sunday 21 October

From the northern end of Ladybower Reservoir.  Highlights of the walk will include Alport Castles and the eastern tip of Kinder Scout. About 10 miles and 900 metres of ascent. 

 

NOVEMBER

 

Saturday 24 November

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

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.  

 

DECEMBER

 

Saturday 8 December & Sunday 9 December

Routes to be decided.


Dates for 2019

Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January 

Saturday 23 February and Sunday 24 February 

Further dates to be added.  These will be in the Yorkshire Dales or Lake District. 

 

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, all 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 - Saturday 29 September.  Guided Trek Training Walk.  Dates as detailed on my Trek Training page.  

£38.00

  • Just one place left

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.