Private Guiding Day

(5 customer reviews)


Our Private Guiding Days offer you the chance to do exactly what you wish for the day (or days). This includes where you want to go , what you want to achieve and experience based on your own party. They are ideal for individuals, couples or groups of friends or family.

To gain a flavour of some of the private guiding days we have arranged over the last few years check out the next tab.

Your guide will be Jonathan, a Mountain Leader with extensive walking experience in the mountains and countryside of Britain.

Anyone looking for a day(s) out in the mountains and countryside of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales & Moors, Northumberland and North Wales.

You may be an individual, couple or a group of family and friends.

Use our experienced guide to either go somewhere you would not have the confidence to go on your own OR use his local knowledge to explore an area you have limited or no knowledge of.

Check out  Private Guiding Days we have operated in the past on a separate tab.

Here are a few examples of Bespoke Guiding Days we have organized in the last few years.

  • A family group were visiting the Yorkshire Dales for the first time. We chose to climb Buckden Pike, one of the most picturesque and interesting of the ‘Dales 30’ mountains.
  • A mixed ability group of friends from Liverpool were meeting up near Keswick and wanted a ‘day out’. We met at the excellent Kirkstile Inn and walked along the shores of Crummock Water, the fitter few deciding to return with the guide over Mellbreack.
  • A single person wished to embark on the Wainwright Challenge and wanted a day to give her confidence she could do it. We climbed the Langdale Pikes and then navigated in cloud to the 3 Wainwrights beyond.
  • A couple from the United States wanted to visit Malham and the Tarn. They were active walkers and so we embarked on a 12 mile walk of the area including the hidden limestone pavements, Great Close Hill as well as the better known sights.
  • A group of friends did not have the confidence to climb Scafell Pike without a guide. The weather was poor but thy all completed the climb from the Langdale Valley.
  • A party of 18 from Ireland wanted to climb Snowdon but not by the traditional route. A second guide was needed and we headed up from the South, in our opinion the most scenic and interesting route.
  • A couple and two sons (roughly 9 and 11) wanted to be introduced to mild scrambling. We chose Hall’s Fell on Blencathra and they loved it (at least the children did!)

The Price for a Bespoke Guiding Day is £220 for up to 6 people. Any extra people are charged at £25 per person.

The maximum number any single guide can take is 12 (10 if it is a strenuous mountain day such as Scafell Pike).

For any larger party a second guide will be needed.

Either email or call Jonathan (07824 304060) to discuss the type of day you would like or whether you would like us to suggest some options.

5 reviews for Private Guiding Day

  1. Jane Morris

    I wanted to share my love of the Lake District with a group of friends from ‘down south’. Jonathan identified a great route through varying scenery – some of it along the West side of Windermere, some of it through Beatrix Potter countryside – it was absolutely amazing and allowed me to admire the scenery as well as chat to my friends without having to constantly check the map. Highly recommend Jonathan – so nice to chat to as well as rely on his navigational skills.

  2. Anita Larkins

    We had an amazing day with Jonathan climbing Blencathra via Hall’s Fell. The route was spot on, giving opportunities to do as much or as little scrambling as we wanted. My confidence grew on the ridge ascent with a great sense of achievement at the top and the views were just stunning. Our day included navigation skills and we put learning into practice in the wilderness of Mungrisdale Common, as part of the descent. It was the best start to our week in the Lakes and we went on to plan our own routes and do more great climbs, applying our much improved map reading skills! Thoroughly recommend Jonathan as a guide, his patient calm approach really helps build confidence, his knowledge of the Fells is vast and he’s really good company to walk with too!

  3. Ella Fearon

    Jonathan was a fantastic guide for a recent fundraising hike we did in the Lake District. He was able to advise on our proposed route beforehand and was very friendly and easy to talk to. He led us very competently over a couple of peaks in high winds and low cloud. He not only took into account our safety but also the enjoyment factor of the walk by suggesting a change of plan due to continuing bad weather and we were grateful for his expertise. It meant that we had an excellent experience overall and would certainly use him again!

  4. Sadie and Michelle

    We have used Jonathan as a guide in the Lake District on several occasions and have found him to be very competent and knowledgeable, giving us the confidence to try paths we wouldn’t normally take. We will certainly be using him again.

  5. Carole

    A fantastic day with Jonathan, the right amount of geology, history and gawping at wonderful views. We had a refresher in map and compass nurdling too which was helpful at the top of a foggy Ingleborough.

    I would highly recommend where2walk, efficient admin and relaxing guiding are a great combination.

    Carole and Neil

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