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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Temporary Suspension of Events between 20th March to 31st May (click to read more)

At myGuidedWalks we take the safety and wellbeing of our clients and our impact on the surrounding environment very seriously and have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and guidance over recent days. During these uncertain times, we feel it is important to put the wider picture before our business and do not feel that bringing groups of people together from across the UK is the right thing to be doing at the moment, regardless of the size of the groups. Our current plan is to temporarily suspend our events from 20th March 2020 until 31st May 2020. We are sorry for the disappointment that this may cause, we have not taken this decision lightly.

As a small independent company we very much prefer you to reschedule your booking. Our request is to reschedule all bookings due to take place before June to a mutually convenient time within 12 months of the original booked date.

Alternatively you can request a full refund less any booking/exchange fees charged. These fees only apply if you paid via PayPal or Eventbrite. The option to reschedule or refund is in addition to our standard terms and conditions. It is our policy that all payments for bookings are held in a separate business bank account and not drawn out as income until after the event has been completed. Hopefully this provides peace of mind to those who have a booking with us or are considering booking for the future.

Over the last 2 years my wife and I have worked hard to build myGuidedWalks into what has recently become an award winning business. We very much hope you will be able to support us at this difficult time and into the future. As always, we are happy to discuss any concerns or specific needs with clients at any time.

  • Customers with existing bookings from 19th March 2020 until 31st May 2020: We will contact you individually to reschedule your booking or arrange a refund.
  • Customers with bookings from June onwards: We currently plan to continue with events from June. We will monitor the situation and contact you as a priority if appropriate.
  • Customers making new bookings: Scheduled events and Private Guiding from June onwards are still available. We welcome new bookings.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future, without you, our customers, we wouldn’t be here. Please continue to follow us on social media (click icons below for links). We very much value and appreciate your support. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Stay safe and healthy and see you again soon.

Thanks, Paul Smith

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Part of the award winning* English National Park Experience Collection *Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award 2019

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Vouchers make a great present and are available for any activities, they'll also help us out in a big way during these difficult times. ALL VOUCHERS ARE NOW VALID UNTIL DEC 2021. Contact us for details.

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 for up to 12 people who want to enjoy walking in the great outdoors.

Going on a trek, challenge walk or hiking holiday? Private Guiding is the perfect way to prepare.

Bamford Edge, Peak District. Book a Private Guided Hike in the Peak District with myGuidedWalks and enjoy the best walking in the Peak District National Park.
Find out more about Private Guided Hikes

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.

Navigation Training Course on Kinder Scout. Book a Navigation Training Course in the Peak District National Park. myGuidedWalks offer Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced courses based in Edale as well as bespoke 1-2-1 training.
Find out more about Navigation Training in the Peak District National Park

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.

Hikers at the summit of Win Hill, Peak District. Book a Guided Group Hike in the Peak District with myGuidedWalks and enjoy the best walking in small groups in the Peak District National Park.
Find out more about guided group hikes in the Peak District National Park

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.

Mountain Hare in the Peak District. Book a Private guided photography day to photograph mountain hares in the Peak District with myGuidedWalks.
Find out more about Mountain Hare Photography days in the Peak District National Park with myGuidedWalks.

Experience the wild side of the Peak District National Park with a walking tour to mountain-top crash sites, a 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

Find out more about Aviation History Hikes in the Peak District National Park with myGuidedWalks.

Vouchers make a great present and are available for any activities. Contact us for details.

Paul Smith, owner of myGuidedWalks and qualified Mountain Leader & outdoor first aider

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.

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 (and cafes!) 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.

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