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Part of the award winning English National Park Experience Collection.
We specialise in providing the best personalised private guided walks available, taking you on the best hikes and creating bespoke guided walking experiences and multi-day hikes. Ideal for individuals, couples, families, corporate groups or clubs. We are currently able to provide activities for up to 5 people , to enjoy walking in the great outdoors.
Going on a trek, challenge walk or hiking holiday? Private Guiding is the perfect way to prepare.
We offer a selection of 1 day and 2 day walkers navigation training courses at a choice of Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level navigation training, located in the Peak District or Lake District.
If you'd prefer a more personalised or 1-to-1 navigation training course then we can put together your own navigation course booked as Private Guiding.
Organised guided group walks taking you to some of the best hiking locations in the Peak District National Park. We only take small groups on our hikes so we can give you the best possible service and personal attention. We also offer a range of walks to suit all abilities.
A must for any nature photographer! This is a fantastic and unique photography and nature experience including a walk through one of the wildest parts of the Peak District National Park. Your guide will locate the best spots to see the mountain hares and help you to take great photographs. You will have plenty of time to photograph and observe the mountain hares in their natural habitat. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the ecology and restoration of these amazing bog and moorland habitats. Each trip will be planned especially for you and operates as a private bespoke experience.
Experience the wild side of the Peak District National Park with a walking tour to mountain-top crash sites, an optional two-course lunch at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn and a visit to Derwent Dam, famous for the RAF’s 617 Dambusters squadron.
This experience is part of the award winning* English National Park Experience Collection *Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award 2019
My name is Paul Smith and I run myGuidedWalks and lead the activities.
My aim is to share my enthusiasm and love for walking in the outdoors and my 25 years experience in leading groups in the hills and mountains. I hold Mountain Leader, outdoor first aid and Gold DofE Assessor qualifications. Navigation and photography are two of my other passions and I get a real sense of achievement through passing my knowledge and skills on to other people.
Safety has always been core to everything we do and how we operate. This is even more in focus now. In addition to following all national and governing body guidance, we place an extra emphasis on adapting our activities, routes and group sizes to make activities as safe as possible and we hold the Visit England "Good To Go" Mark of approval.
I do the hard work of planning the hikes, navigating and looking after the group. I also share a wealth of knowledge from over 25 years of leading guided walks, including the best routes as well as the local flora, fauna and history of the areas you'll be hiking in. myGuidedWalks only operate small groups to ensure you have the best experience possible. Based in the Peak District National Park where most of the guided walks take place, we also offer hiking and navigation activities in Snowdonia, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.
I hope you'll be inspired to book with me for a truly memorable experience.