Private Walk Guiding in the Lake District
Private Hiking Guide in the Lake District
myGuidedWalks specialises in providing personalised guiding services in the Lake District and other areas across the UK. The Lake District is a walkers paradise with a wonderful range of hills, mountains, lakes and valleys offering beautiful walking in the Lake District National Park.
Private Guiding enables you to book a walk that will match your abilities or the level of challenge you want to undertake. Through our experience and knowledge of the Lake District we will put together a range of route options whether that be a relaxing day around Grasmere, a hike up England's highest mountain Scafell Pike, or a challenging multi-day mountain route including a wild camp. We will lead you safely on the routes you've always aspired to and create itineraries focused on what you want to achieve and where and when you'd like to go.
You can also book a private guiding session and use it as your very own Navigation Training Course with content tailored to your needs.
Private guiding is ideal for individuals, couples, families, clubs or any group of up to 5 people. Why not create your own tailored walking holiday with your own private guide.
Booking a private walk guide will enable you to:
- Maximize your available time out in the hills.
- Discover the best routes, tailored for your abilities and desires.
- Tackle the routes you've always wanted to do safe in the knowledge you're being led by a qualified guide.
- Learn new mountain or navigation skills from your guide. Treat it as a private lesson if you wish.
- Undertake multi-day expeditions or even wild camp out in the hills.
All booking requests for private guiding are provisional and no payment will be requested from you until we have discussed your requirements and agreed an itinerary and dates that you are happy with.
Prices for a private walking guide vary by the number of clients and the duration of your trip. The table here indicates the base pricing structure.
If the trip will require significant travel or for the leader to stay overnight (this will apply to most Lake District trips), any additional charges will be clearly identified and included in the price quoted for your itinerary. Such costs will be kept to a minimum and avoided where possible.
For multi-day trips we are usually able to offer a reduced rate or waiver any additional charges.
Recommended Equipment & Clothing
- **Hand sanitiser and face mask/covering mandatory** A face mask/covering does not need to be worn as we will be observing social distancing of 2m, however it could be required in emergency situations, to help protect people whilst providing first aid or assistance, or when social distancing is not possible.
- Appropriate walking clothing to keep you warm on the day (no jeans).
- Waterproof jacket.
- Waterproof trousers.
- Spare warm layers (several thinner layers are more versatile than 1 thick).
- Walking boots (some areas are rough and uneven so boots that go above the ankle, providing good ankle support, are recommended rather than low cut walking/trail shoes on most walks. Boots will also keep your feet drier than walking shoes in muddy areas). No Trainers.
- Warm hat and gloves or sun hat if sunny.
- Food, drink and snacks for the day. We will have a couple of food stops whilst out on the hill.
- Personal first aid kit (for minor cuts, blisters, sun cream, pain relief, emergency foil blanket and any personal medication).
- Rucksack with waterproof liner/bag.
- Money for car park fees.
- Optional additions: gaiters and/or walking poles if you use them.