myGuidedWalks provides group walks, private guiding services and navigation training in the Peak District, Snowdonia, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and across the UK
Leaders hold Mountain Leader & outdoor first aid qualifications and professional insurance
Organised walks taking you to some of the best walking locations in the Peak District National Park.
We do all the hard work of planning the walks, navigating and looking after the group. We also bring a wealth of knowledge from over 25 years of leading walks, including the best routes (and cafes!) as well as the local flora, fauna and information about the areas you'll be walking in. myGuidedWalks is based in the beautiful Peak District National Park and many of the walks take place in the Peak District hills although we also offer activities in other hill and mountain areas such as Snowdonia, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
We specialise in personalised guiding services to lead you on the walks you've always aspired to and in the creation of bespoke guided walking holidays focused on what you want to achieve and where and when you'd like to go. This is ideal for individuals, couples, clubs, families or any group of up to 10 people.
Maximize the enjoyment of your time walking in the hills and mountains. Learn new mountain or navigation skills. Tackle walks you've always wanted to do safe in the knowledge you're being led by a professional qualified guide. Undertake multi-day expeditions or even wild camp in the hills and mountains. We provide private guiding in the Peak District, Snowdonia, Lake District, and Yorkshire Dales but can consider anywhere you want to go in the UK.
We offer a selection of 1 day and 2 day walkers navigation training courses at a choice of Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level.
The Beginner course will provide you with a basic introduction and the skills to start navigating safely using a map and compass. The Intermediate and Advanced courses will enable you to learn more in-depth techniques providing you with the skills to tackle more complex terrain and the difficulties of navigating in poor weather and night navigation. Whatever your needs, one of our courses will be just the thing.
If you'd prefer more personalized training or 1-to-1 coaching then we can put together your very own course booked as Private Guiding. Sessions to help prepare for the navigation element of the Mountain Leader Assessment can also be arranged as can training in Navigating at night.
My name is Paul Smith and I run myGuidedWalks and will usually lead all the activities.
My aim is to share my enthusiasm and love for walking in the outdoors and my 25 years of experience leading groups in the hills and mountains. I hold Mountain Leader & outdoor first aid qualifications.
I am an experienced navigator, having learnt my skills over many years in the hills and mountains both in the UK and abroad and also through over 30 years of competing in orienteering events. Navigation is definitely one of my passions and I get a real sense of achievement through passing these skills on to other people.
I hope you'll be inspired to book on one of my group walks, training courses or spending some time walking with me as your private guide. I hope to meet you soon.