Hill / mountain walking

We offer hill and mountain walking sessions for all abilities and will select the best route for you or your group based on your experience, abilities, age group and location.

Our walking routes will introduce you to the fabulous scenery and fresh air of the great outdoors, and can have you crossing farming fields or moorland, taking shoreline paths, woodland trails, countryside bridleways, going through villages, and stopping at viewpoints.

Walking above a reservoir

Hill or mountain walking (also known as hiking) involves walking in the hills, mountains or fells for the purpose of recreation. Whether this is following some of the 146,000km of marked footpaths within England alone or making your own path, there are some amazing sights to be found no matter what your level of fitness or experience. 

Have you always wanted to reach the top of specific peak, explore a new area, or just go for a walk without the worry of getting lost? Let one of our professional, friendly, and qualified instructors take you on an adventure. 

As part of all our hill or mountain adventures our instructors will share information about the local area, the environment and will take you on an adventure while training you in some of the basic navigation and safety skills required for you to begin exploring these environments on your own.

People walking on path alongside body of water

Our team will guide you through the hills and countryside, and you will have the opportunity to learn important navigation skills such as how to read a map and use a compass. Our instructors will use their local knowledge to tell you facts and historical information about the area as you walk and you will see stunning scenery and enjoy panoramic views when you celebrate the achievement of reaching the top of the hill or mountain.

We can provide walking boots, waterproof jackets and waterproof trousers for you to use for the duration of the session if required, or alternatively you can bring your own. 

Walking above a reservoir
  1. Getting close to nature: by being in the great outdoors, soaking up the landscape and seeing beautiful scenery you can enjoy increased connection to nature
  2. Building teamwork: by walking and talking together you build stronger relationships with the other people in your group or team, or you may make new friends
  3. Promoting calm behaviour: natural surroundings provide a calming atmosphere and walking is an opportunity to refresh the mind away from everyday stresses and worries, listen to the wind in the trees and the birds chirping and enjoy the landscape
  4. Opportunities to get close to wildlife: hill and mountain walking provides opportunities to see wild animals and birds in their natural habitats
  5. Providing a chance to unplug: with limited mobile phone reception in most places out on the hills or mountains you can really switch off, unplug from your screens and be present in the moment
  6. Boosting self esteem: you'll get a real sense of achievement and success when you reach a summit (the highest point of a hill or mountain)
Lambs on the road near Halton Gill, North Yorkshire

The options for exploring the hills and mountains of the United Kingdom are endless, whether this be in one of the 15 National Parks, 86 Areas of Outstanding National Beauty or many other beautiful places spread across the UK, there’s certainly an adventure to be had.

Some of our most popular guided walking locations are spread across the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and North Wales and often include summitting a named peak.

The Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful area of rolling hills and limestone escarpments. Join us and explore the impressive areas around Malham Cove seeing Yorkshires Limestone at its best or tackle one or more of Yorkshires famous Three Peaks: Ingleborough, Pen-Y-Ghent and Whernside. 

View of surrounding fields and bridge leading into Burnsall Village in the Yorkshire Dales

The Lake District is an extensive area of National Park covering 583,747 acres and home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike at an impressive 978m above sea level. Choose a challenge to summit any number of large well known peaks spread across this area including: Scafell Pike, Skiddaw, Blencathra, Glaramara, Helvellyn, Coniston Old Man to name a few, or something a little gentler. Be assured, whatever you decide you will take in some breath-taking views of this fantastic area.

The Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is most famous in the mountaineering world for Mount Snowdon which stands 1085m above sea level and is the highest point in Wales. Depending on your experience there are many routes that can be chosen to reach the summit of this impressive mountain but the end result is all the same, reaching the summit!

Snowdonia has lots of other wonderful walks to be had so if you are looking for something a little different, maybe exploring an old mine works or somewhere a little quieter, we can certainly find a walk to suit you or your group.

Hill or mountain walking (also known as hiking) involves walking in the hills, mountains or fells for the purpose of recreation. Whether this is following some of the 146,000km of marked footpaths within England alone or making your own path, there are some amazing sights to be found no matter what your level of fitness or experience. 

Have you always wanted to reach the top of specific peak, explore a new area, or just go for a walk without the worry of getting lost? Let one of our professional, friendly, and qualified instructors take you on an adventure. 

As part of all our hill or mountain adventures our instructors will share information about the local area, the environment and will take you on an adventure while training you in some of the basic navigation and safety skills required for you to begin exploring these environments on your own.

Our team will guide you through the hills and countryside, and you will have the opportunity to learn important navigation skills such as how to read a map and use a compass. Our instructors will use their local knowledge to tell you facts and historical information about the area as you walk and you will see stunning scenery and enjoy panoramic views when you celebrate the achievement of reaching the top of the hill or mountain.

We can provide walking boots, waterproof jackets and waterproof trousers for you to use for the duration of the session if required, or alternatively you can bring your own. 

People walking on path alongside body of water
  1. Getting close to nature: by being in the great outdoors, soaking up the landscape and seeing beautiful scenery you can enjoy increased connection to nature
  2. Building teamwork: by walking and talking together you build stronger relationships with the other people in your group or team, or you may make new friends
  3. Promoting calm behaviour: natural surroundings provide a calming atmosphere and walking is an opportunity to refresh the mind away from everyday stresses and worries, listen to the wind in the trees and the birds chirping and enjoy the landscape
  4. Opportunities to get close to wildlife: hill and mountain walking provides opportunities to see wild animals and birds in their natural habitats
  5. Providing a chance to unplug: with limited mobile phone reception in most places out on the hills or mountains you can really switch off, unplug from your screens and be present in the moment
  6. Boosting self esteem: you'll get a real sense of achievement and success when you reach a summit (the highest point of a hill or mountain)
Walking above a reservoir

The options for exploring the hills and mountains of the United Kingdom are endless, whether this be in one of the 15 National Parks, 86 Areas of Outstanding National Beauty or many other beautiful places spread across the UK, there’s certainly an adventure to be had.

Some of our most popular guided walking locations are spread across the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and North Wales and often include summitting a named peak.

The Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful area of rolling hills and limestone escarpments. Join us and explore the impressive areas around Malham Cove seeing Yorkshires Limestone at its best or tackle one or more of Yorkshires famous Three Peaks: Ingleborough, Pen-Y-Ghent and Whernside. 

Lambs on the road near Halton Gill, North Yorkshire

The Lake District is an extensive area of National Park covering 583,747 acres and home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike at an impressive 978m above sea level. Choose a challenge to summit any number of large well known peaks spread across this area including: Scafell Pike, Skiddaw, Blencathra, Glaramara, Helvellyn, Coniston Old Man to name a few, or something a little gentler. Be assured, whatever you decide you will take in some breath-taking views of this fantastic area.

The Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is most famous in the mountaineering world for Mount Snowdon which stands 1085m above sea level and is the highest point in Wales. Depending on your experience there are many routes that can be chosen to reach the summit of this impressive mountain but the end result is all the same, reaching the summit!

Snowdonia has lots of other wonderful walks to be had so if you are looking for something a little different, maybe exploring an old mine works or somewhere a little quieter, we can certainly find a walk to suit you or your group.

View of surrounding fields and bridge leading into Burnsall Village in the Yorkshire Dales

Booking information

  1. What's available?

    • Half day activity session
    • Full day activity session
    • Incorporated into full programme
    • Qualifications
  1. Who can book?

    • Youth and community groups
    • Schools
    • Universities and colleges
    • Businesses

Interested in Hill / mountain walking sessions?

Get in touch with our team using the link below to book or find out more.

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Why choose Carnegie Great outdoors

  • We are part of Leeds Beckett University with over 12 years' experience working with external clients and groups
  • We hold Public Liability Insurance of £25,000,000
  • We provide all specialist outdoor activity equipment, which is thoroughly checked, cleaned, serviced and maintained by our team. We hold trade accounts with the leading outdoor equipment manufacturers and replace our activity equipment in line with manufacturer and National Governing Body Guidelines
  • We tailor our activities to meet your personal aims and objectives, or to fit the requirements of the group; meeting curriculum requirements, corporate learning aims, identified skill sets or learning objectives 

All sessions are run by our friendly instructors who:

  • Hold specialist qualifications issued by the National Governing Body for each of the activities
  • Have excellent working knowledge of the activity locations
  • Are DBS enhanced checked
  • Hold a specialist 16-hour Outdoor Emergency First Aid qualification which is renewed every three years and covers the care of casualties in remote settings, in line with Government HSE regulations
  • Hold professional indemnity insurance
  • Have extensive experience working with a variety of client groups in the outdoors
  • Have a sound understanding of the outdoor sector including relevant legislation
  • Maintain a high standard of customer care