For examples of guided walking please go to the “Guided Walking”
The fells and hills of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Pennines offer truly amazing outdoor experiences. To get the most out of your day the correct choice of walk level is essential.
When you book, we can discuss what you want to achieve and your experience to date. This will be a guide to the level of walking that is the best fit. All walks are by arrangement and designed around what you want to achieve.
High Fells and Peaks
This is often routes going above 750m on the higher fells / peaks of longer routes i.e., horseshoe circuits on lower ground and includes steep ascents and descents over rocky terrain. Here we don’t always stick to the path, going of-path to seek quieter routs. This does require a high level of fitness and stamina for a full day. This isn’t a race through and there will b plenty of breaks to take a breather and have snack or two
Exploring The Fells
Here we stay on the lower fells or peaks below 750 metres. These walks can be rocky but are mostly on good, well-established paths. These are less strenuous days than the High Hills with walks but still require a reasonable level of fitness. Once again enjoyment is the top priority (next to safety!) and stops are frequent and the pace set with this in mind.
The Valleys and the Lakes
There is some of the most scenic and picturesque walks anywhere in the world through the valleys and round the lakes. Here we rarely go over 400 m and the walking will generally be easy walking on good paths and bridleways. These walks can be done in almost any weather and are used as alternatives to the High Fells and Peaks and Exploring the Fells if the weather is bad.
Mountain Challenges and Long-Distance Trails
Point 5 Adventures also offers guiding for multi day trails such as the Coast to Coast, the Yorkshire Three Peaks and the National Three Peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon). These are by arrangement with good notice. Please email to discuss arrangements. Guiding for other mountain areas in the UK is available by arrangement.
Introduction to Mountain Walking
New to the mountains and want to learn what to do and how to make the most of your days in the hills. Here we can support your vacation through custom designed days where we will take you on a walk and give full advice to enable your introduction into the wonderful world of mountain walking. This would include route finding, navigation, weather, safety, clothing, planning, and equipment. These “introduction” sessions provide a gentle way into the mountain environment.
What to bring
Good equipment makes hill walking a much more enjoyable and safer experience. The walk leader will carry essential emergency equipment but there are number of items we ask you to bring with you.
- Waterproof and breathable jacket and over-trousers.
- Good walking boots with hill walking tread (incorrect footwear is the cause of many mountain accidents)
- Day rucksack; 30 – 40 litres is ideal
- Technical base layer (underclothing)
- Hat and gloves
- Spare warm clothing
- Water bottle / flask
- Personal first aid needs (the leader will carry a full first aid kit)
- Insect repellent
- Hot weather kit – Sun screen; sun glasses; sun hat; shorts
- Recommended but not essential –
- Walking poles
- Sit mat
- Head torch
Where training in navigation and hill craft have been requested, compass and map will be provided.
Health and medication
In the interest of safety it is important that you let us know if you have any health problems and or are tasking any medication. This will need to be declared before any walk and we send a declaration form to you.
This information will be treated with the utmost discretion.