Mountain Walking offers tailor made guided walks designed to suit your needs and experience.
We take pride in giving you the best experience possible and as such we do not run pre-planned walks but try and accommodate to your schedule as far as possible.
We take individual or group bookings with numbers from 1-10 on higher level walks. Larger numbers can be accepted on low level walks. The walks can then be planned based on client’s requirements and capabilities.
To deliver the optimum service we organize walks into three levels:
- High Fells and Peaks
- Exploring the Fells
- The valleys and the Lakes
Examples of each levels of walks are listed below.
Look at our information page to see which best fits with you!
The one thing we can’t control is the weather and one the day of a walk this will influence the level of walk that can be undertaken – your safety is our primary objective next to enjoyment!
We want to make this your day so if you have a goal in mind tell us about this and we will design your day around this
High Fells and Peaks
Typical of “high hills day”
- Distance: Between 10 and 25 km
- Time: 4 to 8 hours
- Terrain: Summits over 750 m, rocky, with steep walking sections
- Tracks: Generally, on path but often go off-path for adventure
Listed below are a few examples of the many harder walks available –
- The Kentmere Horseshoe
- The Fairfield Horseshoe
- Scafell Pike via the corridor route
- The Langdale Pikes
- Helvellyn via Catstye Cam and Swirral Edge
- Coniston Old man via Goat’s tarn
- Blencathra by Hall’s Fell ridge
Exploring The Fells
- Distance: Between 8 and 15 km
- Time: 4 to 6 hours
- Terrain: Typically, below 750 m. Less strenuous
- Tracks: Generally, on good paths
The lower fells with summits below 750 metres. Can be rocky but usually on good paths. Less strenuous days than the High Hills with walk lengths 5 – 10 miles; 3 – 6 hours walking. A few examples of ‘Exploring Fells’ walks are shown below –
- High Spy to Catbells
- Ullswater and Place Fell with steamer trip
- Ingleborough and the limestone pavements
- The Weasdale Horseshoe
- The Easedale skyline
- The Calf from Cautley Spout
- Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell
The Valleys and the Lakes
Just starting out in the hills or want a more leisurely day. You don’t have to go high to experience the beauty of the English Lakes or North Yorkshire
Typical of a “Valley and Lake Day”
- Distance: Between 8 and 15 km
- Time: 3 to 6 hours
- Terrain: Stay below 500m. These walks can be accomplished in almost any weather
- Tracks: Stay of good paths / bridleways (Maybe with a café stop or two!!)
Examples of the amazing valley and lake walks
- The Eastern shores of Ullswater with a Steamer trip
- Wise Een tarn and Claife heights – Beatrix Potter Land
- Coniston’s Coppermines Valley and Lever’s Water
- Around Derwent Water
- Grisedale Forest and Carron Crag
- Ash Fell and Smardale Gill nature reserve
- The wilds of upper Mallerstang Valley
Requests for specific walks can be discussed at the time of booking.
Mountain Challenges and Long Distance Trails
In addition to the walks above guiding can be provided for specific Mountain Challenges and Long Distance footpaths:
- Yorkshire Three Peaks
- Coast to Coast
- National three peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon)
Introduction to Mountain Walking
We can give information and advice to facilitate your introduction into the wonderful world of mountain walking. Clothing, equipment, planning, mountain safety and navigation are all topics that can be covered before and during the walking. Taster sessions can provide a gentle way into the mountain environment.
Cost of Guided Walks
Our guided walks cost £40 per person, with a minimum daily rate of £120.
Please do not book your travel or accommodation until we have contacted you and the booking is confirmed.
The walks will go ahead in all weathers and would only be cancelled if the conditions could compromise safety.
Reasonable options can usually be found even in the foulest weather.
The Minimum Age for our walks is 8 years of age, but this depends on a child’s experience and ability. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at times.
Mountain Walking recognises that hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
As our guides and leaders will be responsible for your wellbeing, we require each walker to complete our medical and experience form and return it to Point 5 Adventures prior to the start of the walk. You may download a copy here.