Alfresco Adventures

Alfresco Adventures

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Guided Walks & Navigation Courses

Guided Walks & Navigation Courses

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A guided walk can turn what could be a yomp into a fun, safe, educational and rewarding day out in the Yorkshire Dales or Lake District National Park. It allows you to explore that little bit more, than you may be felt comfortable with. Our qualified mountain guides also have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas that we operate. In the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District there is some many interesting facts old and new.

At Alfresco Adventures we offer a wide range of guided walks throughout the year in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District that anyone can book onto with other like-minded people. We also offer bespoke private guided walking packages that we can tailor to suit your needs, ideal for families, groups and business days out.

As well as guided walks we also offer a range of challenge walks with in the Yorkshire Dales, such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks and in the Lake District the Lakes 3000’s.

Want to open up a plethora of walks that you can do on your own?

We also offer one or two-day informal navigation courses which are aimed to teach you skills to feel confident to plan and go walking in upland environment.

Here are a few reasons why hill walking in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District walk is a great idea:

Physical exercise
You don’t need a fancy gym membership to stay fit. All you need is a pair of good walking boots! Hill walking is one of the best exercises that engages all muscle groups.
• Digital detox
Our guided walks allow you to unplug for a day and clear your mind of the junk. Reconnecting with nature boosts your brain activity and wards off stress.
Sense of achievement
Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to take on a new height. Every next peak will give you a unique sense of accomplishment and pride.

What do I need for hill walking:

As a minimum we require you to have:
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Walking boots
• Lunch (picnic style, no alcohol)
• Water (1L minimum)
• Backpack (to carry lunch etc)
• Any personal medication (such as inhaler)
• Hat and gloves

On booking a guided walk or navigation course you will receive an extensive recommended kit list for hill walking in the UK, whilst it isn’t all essential that you bring it, it’s what we’d recommend if you were going out on your own and don’t worry if you don’t have some of the kit, just let us know. We equipment you can use, we want to make your day walking in the Yorkshire Dales or Lake District an enjoyable experience.


Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion. Anatoli Boukreev, Memorial plaque at Annapurna Base Camp

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