backpack travelling adventures
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Welcome to Northern Guiding

Your next backpack travelling adventure is right around the corner!  Whether you're looking for a backpacking weekend in the valleys or a guided day walk to experience some stunning countryside and maybe learn some new skills - our highly trained and experienced leaders will be there for you every step!

At Northern Guiding we offer an exciting range of courses, day walks, short trips and longer adventures for any skill level from complete novice through to experienced hikers.

What's Your Backpack Travelling Adventure?


Offering a range of guided walking holidays from the Coast to Coast to West Highland Way. Learn More.


Explore the fantastic outdoors and raise money for your charity with these challenge walks. 


Get colleagues out of there comfort zones, explore new horizon’s and take team building to new levels. 


We offer a range of navigation courses so you get the skills and plan and follow your own walks in the countryside.


Get the skills to plan and follow your own walks so you can travel safely through the mountains in winter.


Helping young people develop skills for life and work and become a more responsible person.


We offer a wide variety of shorter walks from one day to a weekend.


Explore the high peaks with the safety of a qualified guide.

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Looking for a Private Adventure Course?

Looking for a private backpack travelling adventure? Our private adventure course are guided walks and can be tailored to your suiting. It's perfect if you are looking forward to a relaxed, quiet break.

Private walks can be tailored to any length, in any of our frequent locations. It can include specific skills training, such as map reading.  Just give us an idea of what you would like and we will tailor a walk or course to suit you and your group.

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Benefits of Walking


It is important to stay fit and active during lockdown it would be too easy to stay indoors this would have a negative impact on our physical health and mental wellbeing so we need to exercise, the benefits is that it  decreases stress, reduces anxiety, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, simulates mind also keeps the immune system working and also releases feel good hormones.

A great way to #exercise is to do a #walk,  it does not have to be that long the minimum amount of #exercise recommend per day is half an hour so if you did not have half an hour to spare in one go you could do it in three ten  minutes blocks or two fifteen minutes blocks which ever suits you.

If you walked an hour each day you approximately walk between 5k and 7k steps. Walking is not that difficult, instead of using the car to go the shop you could walk which is also good for the environment. If there are public rights of way near where you live you could do a local walk you do not have to do to places like the #Yorkshiredales to get into the #countryside, doing a local walk,you will get to know the area better and maybe discover new things that you did not know about  and get a bit more local knowledge and history.


We had the joy of walking with Mark on our Coast to Coast walking holiday for 2 weeks. He looked after the group really well giving us daily information, booking tables for evening meals and pointing out things of interest during the day. His skills are excellent. It gave us a sense of achievement and fulfilled a long held dream of walking the coast to coast path.
Justin & Mike

Had a fabulous time in the Yorkshire Dales with Mark, thanks so much for helping me understand the map & compass for navigation, I feel confident enough now to venture out on my own.
Sarah Hardcastle, Map & Compass

Mark is a very friendly and likable chap, which helps put you at ease when you are learning the skills that you might be nervous about! Great Fun too. Really enjoyed the wild camping.
Nick Cable, Navigation Training