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Guided Walks

Richard Duckworth Mountain Leader

Richard Duckworth, one of your hosts here at The Green Cumbria, is a Qualified Mountain Leader. He has a huge passion for walking in the hills and mountains of Britain and has walked several thousand miles on foot in every UK National Park. He knows the upland areas of Northern England like the back of his hand and enjoys nothing more than taking guests out on guided hillwalking days and teaching them new outdoor skills

Situated in Cumbria’s Eden Valley but within the Yorkshire Dales National Park the countryside around us here at The Green Cumbria is a paradise for walkers. Classic Dales scenery and the Lake District are both a short drive away but the Eden area itself offers great walking; especially the grassy slopes of the Howgill Fells which can be accessed on foot from the front door.


Why not join Richard for a guided day in the hills? Equipment including waterproof clothing and maps can be provided. 


There are some ideas below for walks and courses which Richard can offer he can also tailor a day to suit your preferences and exact. requirements. His rate is £185 for a full day for up to 6 people.


Please contact him on 07900 556910 to discuss your day or check availability. Please note that he normally needs at least a month's notice.

  • Guided day walks in the local area – Wild Boar Bell, Mallerstang Edge, Nine Standards Rigg and The Calf

  • Guided day walks in the Yorkshire Dales – Ingleborough, around Malham or beautiful Swaledale

  • Guided day walks in the Lake District – Scafell Pike, Blencathra, Helvellyn, The Old Man of Coniston or any of the 214 Wainwright fells (Richard has walked them all!)

  • 1 day Introduction to Map reading course – ideal for those with no experience navigating with a map; learn some of the basic skills which allow you to plan your own routes in the countryside

  • 1 day Advanced Navigation course – more advance navigation skills including compass work and walking in the dark

  • Family friendly hill walks the local area and further afield.

Please also feel free to speak to Richard if you want some general advice on walks in the area; he is always happy to help. 

guided walks in the Lake District
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