We base our courses from lovely villages in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, and sometimes further afield in the North York Moors, Peak District, Scotland and Northumberland. Our courses and walks are designed to be sociable, enjoyable and informative, and there is nowhere better to relax after a great day on the hills or […]
Like-minded people who love the outdoors and want to either learn new skills or be guided across the hills and mountains. We’ve taken all ages and abilities out from children to octogenarians; however, the ‘typical’ age range is between 30 and 60. Everyone is very welcome. The best part of the walk is getting to […]
There’s no need to be, as our courses and walks are very sociable and attract like-minded people – by the end of the day everyone feels like they’ve known each other for years! Our multi-day courses include an optional evening ‘meet-up’ at the village pub (usually for a meal, drink and route planning).
Almost all of our walks are suitable for all ages. Under 18s (minimum age 14) may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The child must be accompanied at all times during the walk by their parent/legal guardian. Some of our walking weekends are only suitable for over 18s.
We are very sorry, but we do not accept dogs on any of our courses or walks. This is due to ground-nesting birds, cattle and livestock, terrain and weather, other group members, members of the public and other dogs. We have also, sadly, experienced a number of incidents in the past where people’s dogs have […]
Please provide your own walking boots and personal walking clothing (base layers, walking trousers etc); we can provide everything else including waterproof jackets, waterproof trousers, fleeces, hats, gloves and rucksacks. We also provide maps, compasses and head-torches, as well as most of your camping kit for our wild camping trips. We do have a small selection […]
Our walks go ahead whatever the weather, unless there is ‘extreme’ weather forecast or prevailing (please see ‘cancellations’ section below). We can provide waterproof clothing, to ensure you stay as comfortable and dry as possible. Sun protection is essential from spring to autumn, with clothing, hats and sun-screen. Adverse weather often adds to the experience!
The simple answer is none as full training and/or guidance will be given; it is our job to inspire you and give you the skills to head to the hills yourself. However, some of our more advanced navigation skills courses require you to have some previous experience, such as our Mountain Skills courses and the […]
Well, it depends on the walk, as walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks is going to require a much higher level of fitness than our 1-day Map Reading course. We have a wealth of experience dealing with all ages and abilities, and so our walks are always flexible and dynamic to match weather and ground conditions […]
Of course you can – as long as your medical condition is well controlled and will not make it unsafe for you to take part, then it is fine. We regularly take people out with asthma, diabetes, epilepsy etc – just make sure you give us plenty of detail about your condition(s) on your booking […]