Our Blencathra Guided Walks are a team favourite which has it all. Spectacular scenery, challenging scramble and a massive sense of of achievement at the summit. Blencathra really is all the best bits that the Lake District has to offer, all rolled into one.

The Blencathra summit tests your stamina, agility and head for heights, but is massively rewarding hike with a sense of accomplishment like no other.

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Sam GriffithsSam Griffiths
19:21 13 May 24
Had a fantastic experience on Saturday with Fitz who guided us safely up to Hellvelyn and across the ridges. He was very experienced and very patient in guiding us expertly across striding edge and telling us how to scramble and where to put our feet etc.
it was a truly memorable day out with a great group of fellow hikers and we had the best weather possible… will definitely be back for another guided hike ⛰️☺️
Dominique CharlesDominique Charles
16:39 12 May 24
Helvellyn - Striding Edge
Wow…a truly incredible day. We came, we saw, we conquered…all down to Fitz and his incredible knowledge of Striding Edge and the safest way to navigate from start to finish.
A truly wholesome, exhilarating experience I’ll never forget. Fitz sharing valuable insight and knowledge of the local area…and even tips how to tie my boots to prevent blisters! He is the difference that makes the difference!
See you in August for Blencathra.
Rebecca SmithRebecca Smith
08:08 12 May 24
Booked to go up Helvellyn with them yesterday. Brilliant experience from start to finish. The guide was so knowledgeable and experienced and really helpful when navigating the trickier sections of the route.
Gemma CoxGemma Cox
21:18 30 Apr 24
I had the best few days up in the Lakes with Fitz conquering Helvellyn and Blencathra. Completing striding edge, swirral edge, Halls fell ridge and sharp edge! Fitz is the best guide, fully knowledgeable and helps get you across all the tricky parts with easy direction and tips. You’ll make some amazing memories hitting a hike with Fitz and come away with a new friend.
Stuart McDonaldStuart McDonald
14:53 28 Apr 24
Thank you Fitz for our Helvellyn hike on Friday, what a fab exhilarating day, I loved it.
You were brilliant, a very knowledgeable and experienced Guide. Sharing valuable insights and hiking tips. You have a great way to make the experience so enjoyable and relaxing. We had great fun, I enjoyed my time with you and Gem.
I have no hesitation in recommending you and the company.
I will certainly be booked again.
Thanks, Stuart.
Leeann WestLeeann West
18:14 17 Jun 23
Helvellyn delivered in style this morning, it was well worth the early alarm call ❤️ 😁 Cheers Fitz for another cracking adventure 👊🏻
Sharon HowarthSharon Howarth
18:33 02 Apr 23
Fantastic day, fun but very informative. Our guide had excellent knowledge and a great sense of humour. We did the introduction to navigation course and came away with a great new set of skills. We’ll be back 😊
Abi BealeyAbi Bealey
09:42 01 Apr 23
What can I say!! You absolute legend of a man! Thank you for giving me the confidence I didn't know existed. Your support was out of this world, your energy was fabulous and your company was a pleasure to be in.
Can I keep you in my pocket for my next adrenaline inducing adventure 😂

Rachel ShardRachel Shard
08:15 01 Apr 23
I never could have achieved what I did without this man’s guidance! He was there when you need him but also let’s you have the space to push your boundaries (safely). His knowledge of the terrain is incredible and a truly inspiring guy. Thank you so much for helping me step out my comfort zone and complete Striding Edge! Can’t wait to get out exploring with you again soon.
Katie PattersonKatie Patterson
22:16 31 Mar 23
Helvellyn - striding edge & swirral edge

I’ve now been on a number of hikes with guided outdoors. Each one is perfectly planned and I’ve always felt safe and confident in fitz’s company.
He is knowledgeable and passionate about the Lake District and always happy to share his knowledge and answer any questions I have.

This is the second time I’ve summited helvellyn with him in a small group along striding edge. His guidance is absolutely spot on.
Today I summited with 3 friends who are all new to mountain hiking and scrambling but we’re wanting to challenge themselves both physically and mentally.
He has such an amazing presence and instantly made everyone within the group feel at ease.
He is friendly and professional and that also shows when he interacts with other members of the public that he passes whilst out walking.
Today he guided with expert precision and the others in the group have all expressed how grateful they were in how he calmed nerves and fears so effortlessly and made it a fun experience throughout. One member of the group has shared that this was infact ‘the best day of my life’.

I’d highly recommend Guided outdoors to anyone looking to explore the lakes.

I look forward to joining again soon and I’m also looking forward to completing a navigation course with them at some point this year.

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