Firstly, and to state the most obvious reason first, it has to be safer. To trust in an experienced, qualified walk leader allows you to travel with someone who knows the terrain, the weather, and the difficulty of your walk. A guide will ensure that the walking is comfortably within the capabilities of everyone in the party.
Secondly, a group that is led will stay together for the journey. Friendships can be made and, let’s face it, things are so much more fun when shared.
Thirdly, despite spending time reading and researching before your trip, it will be tough to be as well-informed as an experienced local guide who knows those special little spots where there is a stunning view, a surprising feature, or a secret picnic spot unvisited by the crowds.
Fourthly, a real holiday isn’t just about the walking – it’s also a chance to relax and enjoy the comfort of a lovely Lake District hotel, and your guide can help with any arrangements to do with the venue.
And finally, on a guided walking holiday you can expect the programme to be tailored to meet your needs. Your walk leader will do their best to make sure that every individual is catered for and will manage the timings of walks to allow you the free time you want, and to include the challenges you want.
Our walk leaders are dedicated to helping you make the most of your holiday. Why not meet the team? https://www.skylinewalking.co.uk/our-team