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Access Statement

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Services Provided

 

We provide guided walks, navigation days and private guiding in the Lake District in summer conditions (i.e. whenever there is no likelihood of snow/ice). These walks go through open countryside and Access Land. We cover the following areas; Keswick, Ullswater, Grasmere, Eskdale, Wasdale, Borrowdale and Buttermere.

As we have not yet applied for an AALA license, we cannot accept anyone under the age of 18 at this time.

 

Charges

 

We charge a full day rate, but the length and time of the walk can vary. 

 

Upon Arrival

 

Our walks start from varying locations (usually National Trust owned car parks, where parking is free for National Trust members).  Many of our walks are accessible by public transport, though the stop may not always be beside the starting point.

Many of the car parks do not have any toilet facilities and some ticket machines only accept coins. Please ask when booking.

Walking Routes

The majority of our walks do not include stiles, however some walks may have one or two stiles with dog gates beside, or steps up to and down from a gap in a wall.

 

We do not cover Striding Edge, Sharp Edge, Swirral Edge, Jack’s Rake, or any other areas considered to be scrambles similar in nature to the above named. We are able to reach summits such as Helvellyn via other interesting routes which do not include prolonged scrambling.

Due to the nature of our surroundings, mobile phone signals are often very poor.

The majority of our walks follow mountain footpaths and Access Land. The ground is often rough or stony and can also be muddy or boggy. Routes may be steep or very steep in places. We may also cross streams or rivers without bridges. We are likely to overlook cliffs or steep drops, or follow thin paths overlooking steep drops, though we will avoid scrambling wherever possible. Public toilets are not usually available, though occasionally there are some at the beginning or end of the walk. We can advise on how to toilet in the open if necessary!

We regret that our walks are unsuitable for wheelchair uses or people with physical or sensory access needs. Please visit https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/things-to-do/walking/mileswithoutstiles for further information on accessible walking routes for the disabled. 

Kit, Food & Drink

Participants need to carry essential items in a rucksack, such as food, drinks, spare clothing, waterproofs, etc (please see the full kit list on our FAQs page). 

Weather

The Lake District weather can change very quickly, and we reserve the right to cancel or change the route at any point if required for safety reasons.

Children

 

Sorry, all of our walks are for over-18's only.

 

Operating Times

 

We offer guided walks during summer months only (i.e. when there is no risk of ice or snow), starting at varying times during the day (usually between 8-10am). In hot weather we may begin the walk very early to avoid climbing during the hottest part of the day (to minimise the risk of heat-stroke/sunburn). Please ensure you arrive early in order we can start at the agreed time.

Insurance

 

Your guide will be appropriately qualified, experienced and insured for the activity being undertaken. We strongly recommend that you take out appropriate personal insurance. This might include, but may not be limited to, personal accident, cancellation, third party liability, personal injury, or loss of personal property insurance. Insurance for “Adventure activities” such as those offered by us are often excluded from standard travel insurance policies. Please check the nature of the cover provided carefully to ensure it covers you for the proposed activities.

 

The information on this page does not form part of our terms and conditions and is therefore non-contractual.

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