Lake District Guiding
Lake District Guiding is an outdoor activity provider offering quality
guided walks, mountain biking, navigation training, wild camping and
activity breaks. We offer inspiring, quality outdoor experiences for
individuals, groups and families tailored to your experience and
With an emphasis on enjoying the outdoors with minimum impact,
respecting the natural environment and helping to contribute to the
conservation of the mountains, we offer a more rewarding approach to
About Lake District Guiding
The company is owned and run by Jason Taylor - a qualified Mountain
Leader, Trail Cycle Leader and Navigation course provider - who has
over 10 years’ experience as an adventure travel guide leading
individuals, groups and families in the UK and throughout the world.
In winter he works as a Fell Top Assessor, checking the winter snow
and ice conditions on Helvellyn and providing reports for Weatherline
on behalf of the Lake District National Park.
At the core of all Lake District Guiding activities is an enthusiasm
and fascination with nature and the great outdoors. We aim to share
this with you and give you the best possible experience by offering
the perfect combination of fun, hospitality and adventure in an
informative way. And all surrounded by the outstanding scenery of the
A fresh view...
We want to shift the outdoor experience away from bagging summits
purely for tick-lists, bragging rights and panoramic photos and
encourage clients to enjoy and respect the entire mountain
environment. You'll discover there's much more to a day in the
mountains than the summits and the footpaths to get there. We intend
to help even the most experienced visitor see the area in a new light
and make the familiar appear fresh.
Lake District Guiding encourages enjoyment of the outdoors with
minimal impact, which is easily attained through a few careful
considerations. Walking group sizes will never exceed 8, and for
mountain biking, wild camping and navigation courses the maximum group
size is 6. Over-used areas are avoided where possible and measures are
always taken to reduce any detrimental impact on the mountain
environment. Read more on the responsible adventure page here.
It's not about the gear
You don't have to own expensive, flashy new equipment to enjoy the
outdoors. Nor should you have to conform to the 'rugged outdoorsman'
stereotype. Outdoor activities should be accessible regardless of your
income or knowledge of the latest technical jargon and the gear that
goes with it.
No pain, no gain?
Nonsense! Spending time outdoors shouldn't be solely as part of some
character building challenge or military style experience, leaving
little time to appreciate the superb natural environment. Being
outside is great, it's good for you, it's where we belong and it ought
to be fun.
Enlist the services of an experienced, qualified mountain leader for
your mountain walk. We have a programme of regular, guided walks or
private guiding for you, your family or group. Whether you need a
guide for one of the challenging classics such as Helvellyn or Scafell
Pike, or would like access to the local knowledge that adds more to a
day in the hills we can help.
Camping Barn Holidays
Enjoy an active, sociable, fully inclusive weekend in the stunning
Lake District that won’t break the bank. Two nights’ accommodation,
all meals and two days guided walking for an unbeatable price
Navigation Training & Courses
Improve your map reading skills on one of our navigation courses. We
offer training and assessment courses for NNAS Bronze and Silver
awards or specifically tailored navigation training and courses. If
you want to learn the skills that will allow you to get off the beaten
track and plan your day out much better, Lake District Guiding will
help you on your way to becoming an expert navigator.
Wild Camping Adventure
How about climbing the hills, and then sleeping out in them?
Experience a greater connection with the outdoors on a wild camping
adventure. We'll introduce you to the art of discreet wild camping
with minimum impact so you can blend seamlessly into the scenery and
feel part of the great outdoors.
Appreciate the stunning mountain scenery of the Lake District on two
wheels. If you're a beginner to the activity you may want to learn the
essential skills and techniques or perhaps you want to be shown some
of the hidden gems on a guided ride. Regular guided cross-country
rides in the Lake District are also offered. Small groups, varied
terrain and stunning scenery guaranteed.
Lake District Guiding, 3 Railway Cottages, Newbiggin, Cumbria CA10 1SY
Phone: 07887 764987