Exodus has launched a series of walking weekends and day walks in the UK. As well as trips to the Peak District and Snowdonia, walkers preparing for a strenuous trip to Everest Base Camp or Kilimanjaro can ramp up their training programmes on a specially designed TrekPrep weekend.
The three-day preparation trek in the Brecon Beacons is designed to help walkers prepare to trek Kilimanjaro with the operator. The tough itinerary includes a trek to the top of Pen y Fan, south UK’s highest peak, as well as opportunities to speak with trekking experts along the way, who will give walkers insight and knowledge about fitness, altitude, clothing and equipment. Prices lead in at £229 per person including accommodation and most meals and the trip takes place between August 2-4 and November 1-3.
A three-day Peak District Walking Weekend takes in the major highlights of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire from August 10-12. Walkers will be accompanied by a trekking guide from Kinder Scout, the highest grindstone in the Dark Peak, to Mam Tor, near the top of Winnatts Pass. A steady pace will allow walkers time to take in the flora and fauna, steep-sided limestone dales and high moorlands. Prices start from £229 for three days including accommodation and most meals.
Meanwhile, a day's Goring –Streatley Circular Walk in Oxfordshire takes a path from a riverside village through National Trust land towards a challengingly steep hill. Descending a few miles to flat farmland, walkers will head back up a gentler hill to the forest above Thurle Down, ending up at the Beetle and Wedge Boathouse restaurant for lunch. The return follows the flat Thames path. The walk takes place on May 25 and leads in at £43.50 per person including lunch.
For more information see www.exodus.co.uk/walkingweekends