Hill Walking Days

Hill Walking Days

There’s no better way to relax and recharge than to spend a day or two exploring the mountain regions of the British Isles. When taken into our mountains for the first time most people can’t believe such beautiful landscapes and scenery can be found just a few hours’ drive from their own home. Taking the time to explore the British mountains is incredibly rewarding – after just a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you’ll start to wonder if you are even in the same country.

If you’d like to experience the magnificent wilderness regions of England & Wales, but don’t currently have the necessary skills then Fitways Adventures are the perfect partner to get you into the thick of it.

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“What a great day out! The team was excellent and everyone got on, I’ll definitely be coming along again, big thanks to everyone at Fitways”


1 and 2 day options
Daily walking time:
6.5 hrs (Average)
Average 1000m/day
Max team size:
Available dates: 
27 – 28 April 2019 (Lake District)
01 – 02 June 2019 (Snowdonia)


Experience required:

Everyone’s welcome on our hill walking days, from beginners to avid walkers. We make sure no one feels rushed or left out.

The Routes

Rather than specify the route we will be taking in advance, the Fitways Adventures team prefer to make this decision in consultation with our guests. The weather forecast will also play a key role when determining the optimum route choice. If you have a particular route or mountain in mind, please let us know in advance so we can make every effort to accommodate your wishes.

Example walks/regions

Snowdonia National Park (North Wales)

  • Snowdon – via the Watkin Path
  • The Carneddau
  • The Glyders
  • The Arans
  • The Moelwyns
  • Cadair Idris
  • The Rhinogs

The Lake District

  • Bowfell & The Langdale Pikes
  • Glaramara, Allen Crags, Great End and Seathwaite Fell
  • Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow
  • The High Dodds & Clough Head
  • Haystacks & Great Gable
  • Riggindale Crag, High Street and Mardale Ill Bell
  • Helvellyn from Glenridding
  • The Skiddaw Range
  • Scafell and Scafell Pike
  • Crinkle Crags Bowfell & Esk Pike
  • Helvellyn from Wythburn

The Brecon Beacons

  • Pen y Fan from Cwmgwdi near Brecon
  • The Sugar Loaf from near Abergavenny
  • Waun Fach & Y Grib from Pengenfford (Castell Dinas)
  • Fan Fawr & Fan Frynych, Fforest Fawr
  • Pen y Fan & Corn Du from Cwmgwdi
  • The Black Mountain, Brecon Beacons
  • Fan y Big from Torpantau
  • The Brecon Beacons from the Taf Fechan Forest
  • The Hatterall Ridge from Llanthony Priory
  • Highest Peaks of the Brecon Beacons

What’s Included In Our 1 Day Package:

  • A friendly welcome
  • Packed Lunch
  • Tea & Coffee on the mountain
  • Fully qualified first-aid trained Mountain Leader/s
  • Advice on outdoor clothing & equipment
  • Basic navigation instruction
  • Emergency equipment & procedures
  • Safety Briefing
  • 6-7 hours of mountain walking
  • 15% discount voucher for Cotswolds Outdoor stores

Travel & Logistics

Unless previously agreed this event does not include transport. We’ll communicate details of the start location (which will include parking) prior to the course start date.

What’s Included In Our 2 & 4 Day Package:

  • A friendly welcome (at our agreed meet location)
  • Safety equipment – carried by your mountain leader
  • Fully qualified first-aid trained Mountain Leader
  • Packed lunch
  • Tea & Coffee on the mountain
  • Advice on outdoor clothing & equipment
  • Basic navigation instruction (if interested)
  • Emergency equipment & procedures
  • Safety Briefing
  • 6-7 hours of mountain walking/day
  • 1 night B&B accommodation – twin room (£30 single room supplement)
  • 15% discount voucher for Cotswolds Outdoor stores

Not Included

  • Evening Dinner



Private trips: For groups of 4 or more we are able to run private events on weekdays and weekends other than those listed. We can also run mountain training events in other locations including the Lake District and the Peak District. Please contact us to find out more.

Equipment List

  • Map – Not essential, but a good idea to bring it along
  • Compass – optional
  • Gloves
  • Warm Hat (covering ears)
  • Quality Waterproofs (Jacket & Trousers)
  • Backpack (35 – 40 Litres) Do ensure your equipment is in a waterproof bag
  • Mobile phone (in waterproof case)
  • Blister plasters (suggest Compeed)
  • Personal First Aid kit (Your Leader will carry a Master First Aid kit)
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (optional)
  • Optional: GPS
  • Optional: Walking poles
  • Overnight bag including a change of clothes for the evening
  • Water Bottle (1-2 Litres)

Equipment to be worn on the hill

  • Walking boots & socks
  • Walking trousers – no jeans
  • Base Layer (T-shirt or long-sleeved top – not cotton)
  • Sports top or fleece (not cotton)
  • Windproof jacket

Maps that cover the Brecon Beacons

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL 12 Brecon Beacons National Park

OS 1:50k Landranger Series 160 Brecon Beacons / Bannau Brycheiniog

Maps the cover Snowdonia National Park

OS 1:25K Explorer Series OL 17 (Snowdon & Conwy Valley)

Maps that cover the Lake District

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL4 The Lake District NW area

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL5 The Lake District NE area

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL6 The Lake District SW area

OS 1:25K Explorer Series OL7 The Lake District SE area

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