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FAQ

How much does an event cost?

The events differ in prices navigation courses are £80 for 2 days with a of two people. Single day hikes are £40 pp with a minimum of 4 people attending. Private guiding is £140 for 1 person and £25 for each additional to a maximum of 6 people which would work out at around £45 pp. Depending on the location there might be an extra mileage charge.
 

How fit or what experience is needed to join an event?

The events will be at different levels and will be for beginners and experienced walkers.

The single day hikes will be mainly for beginners unless otherwise stated, the camping trips will be for walkers who have done some single day hikes and have experience of carrying a heavy rucksack.

If you have any doubts about the suitability of an event for you, please contact us and we'll be delighted to help.

 

Do events require a minimum number of bookings to go ahead?

Yes, a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 people.

If we have more people looking to book onto an event, we will then bring in another guide with the relevant qualifications, if we meet the minimum number.
 

What time do events start?

Depending on the event, location and parking areas we will normally start a day hike any time between 8/9.30am, navigation courses start at 9am. Private and camping trips will vary depending on location and itinerary.
 

Do events include accommodation or meals?

No food or accommodation is included with events. But we can arrange accommodation for private tours.

 

What happens if I have to pull out of an event or you cancel an event?

This information can be found on the term and conditions page. You can take out holiday insurance to cover yourself for this possibility.

 

What happens if weather turns bad?

We check forecasts leading up to an event and aim to stick to the original plan as stated on the event page, if weather forecasts force a change, we would confirm an alternative event. If we have to cancel an event, you will be refunded in full.

What Kit do I need to bring with me?

Summer hill-walking

  • Rucksack - about 35 litres

  • Boots (with ankle support and soles which will grip on rock, grass and mud)

  • Waterproof jacket (with hood)

  • Waterproof over trousers

  • General trekking trousers (not jeans or cotton material)

  • Thermal top

  • Fleece top

  • Gaiters (not always essential)

  • Warm hat 

  • Gloves or mitts

  • Spare layer e.g., fleece top

  • Compass

  • Map (waterproof or in waterproof case)

  • Watch

  • Torch (preferably a head torch)

  • Food & Drink

  • Emergency survival bag (polythene is OK) and Group Shelter

  • Whistle

  • First Aid Kit (small)

  • Mobile phone

  • A bag to carry home any rubbish

In sunny weather

  • Sunhat

  • Sun cream

  • Sunglasses

In midge season (June, July and August)

  • Midge repellent

  • Midge net