At A Glance

Distance: Average 7-10 miles per day
Ascent: Average 800 metres per day
Duration: 2 days (7-8 hours per day)
Group Ratio: 1:8
Price: £75.00 per person

Why choose this workshop?

  • Ideal for people new to hillwalking and those with some experience
  • Learn new skills and start enjoying mountain adventures
  • Boost your confidence and experience in the mountains
  • Enjoy two fantastic hillwalking adventures while learning skills and meeting new people
  • Full of useful advice and tips

Why choose Mountain Walks?

  • Expert instructors who are passionate about teaching mountain skills
  • Local knowledge and vast experience walking the Wainwrights
  • We specialise in hillwalking workshops and training courses
  • Fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. No pressure. No stress.
  • We have a fantastic reputation for running outstanding workshops and courses

Book Get Started Walking the Wainwrights

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Event Description

Get Started Walking the Wainwrights is a two-day course specifically for people wanting to complete the Wainwrights but not sure how to get started. After the course you will have a solid understanding of hillwalking skills so you can enjoy your Wainwrights journey with confidence.

Summiting all 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District is a popular peak bagging challenge and a great way to discover the Lake District National Park. Ranging in height from 290 to 978 metres, the Wainwrights take you on a journey to all types of mountainous landscapes, with each summit having its own set of challenges and unique character.

This two-day course will help you get started on your Wainwrights journey so you can get out in the fells and start ticking off the summits with confidence. We cover all the essential skills such as navigation, planning, mountain safety and lots of tips and advice. Each day you will also complete a walk ticking off several summits while learning on the way.

Skills covered in the course:

  • About the Wainwrights and geography of the Lakes
  • Guidebooks – classic and new
  • Introduction to mountain navigation and map reading
  • Route planning and strategies
  • Access and conservation
  • Staying safe in the mountains and dealing with emergencies
  • Understanding mountain weather forecasts
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Lots of tips and knowledge from our experienced leaders


Each day will be a relaxed and enjoyable day completing a multi-summit walk summiting several Wainwrights over the two days. There will be lots of chat during the walks covering all the essential hillwalking skills you need to get started safely and with confidence.

Dates and Times

Courses start at 9am and finish around 5.00pm each day.

  • No dates for 2022


Prerequisites and Fitness

Although this is a ‘beginners’ course, you still need a good level of hillwalking fitness to complete the two days. We suggest training if you need to and getting out on some bigger hills and longer walks so you are ready for a couple of days in the mountains.

Course location

The course starts in Grasmere on day one. We may decide to travel to a different area on day two depending on the group and aspirations. We will try and keep as local to Grasmere as we can but expect a 15-20 min drive on day two.

How to book

You can book your course anytime through the website.

1.  Decide which date you would like to attend
2.  Use the booking calendar above to select your date and click ‘book now’
3.  You pay a 35% deposit to book your place
4.  We email you with all the walk information including kit lists, timings, parking and training tips

Spaces on this course are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We require a 35% deposit to reserve a place and the remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to the course start date. All information will be automatically emailed to you immediately after booking (check junk/spam inbox). This will include all the details you need, including start and finish times, location details, parking information, and what you need to prepare and bring with you.

  • What our clients say...

    Just a quick note to say thank you to Mountain Walks and Jo for a fantastic course. The workshop was packed with so much knowledge and we did some super walks too. I have gained so much from it. We all learnt a lot of new information and was well presented and executed. Exceeded my expectations.

    Paul Webb
  • What our clients say...

    I really enjoyed the Hillwalking Workshop. Jo our instructor was very friendly, enthusiastic, patient & extremely knowledgeable. I learnt new skills and have gained the confidence to tackle more challenging walks. The workshop exceeded my expectations, I learned new skills & it’s given me the confidence to tackle more challenging walksI would highly recommend this workshop.

    Linda Phythian
  • What our clients say...

    Well organised and delivered course. Instructors were knowledgeable and engaging. I learnt so much more and have gained far more confidence in the mountains than I thought I would. Will definitely use Mountain Walks again.

    Amy Carline
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