IPath2Peaks guided walks explore off the beaten track and allow you to soak up some of the UK’s most remote and spectacular landscapes. Would you like a personal walking guide, go on a wild camping expedition or learn navigation skills? We offer adventurous team-building activities, corporate walks, guided or self-guided backpacking tours, challenge walks or if you are training for a big trek we offer programmes to help. We specialise in Guided Walking Adventures in the Peak District National Park and offer a wide variety of stunning walks.
Relax, take some well-deserved time out to reconnect with nature in an adventurous and stress-free way. We use our vast experience to plan enjoyable guided walks, take on the navigational burden and make it easy for you to achieve a new challenge.
Details of our Terms and Conditions are always sent to clients when they book and clients will be asked to sign a booking form stating that they have read, understand and accept them. Please do take the time to ensure this is the case.
We have tried to make them as simple and ‘transparent’ as possible but please ask us if there is something you don’t understand.
1.1 Course places must be reserved by sending us a completed booking form and 50% of the course cost as deposit (or 100% if booking within 8 weeks of the start date).
1.2 – The balance of the course fee is payable 8 weeks prior to the course commencement date.
1.3 – In the event that the course fee is not paid in full 8 weeks prior to the course commencement date we reserve the right to treat the booking as cancelled by the client and re-sell the course place.
1.4 – All brochure prices are exempt of V.A.T
2. Cancellation by Client
2.1 – All cancellations must be made in writing.
2.2 – Once notified of the cancellation in writing, Path2Peaks will try to resell the course place(s).
2.3 – In the event that Path2Peaks is able to re-sell the course place prior to the commencement date of the course, the client will receive a full refund less 20% of the course cost to cover administration fees.
2.4 – Refunds will only be made after the commencement date of the course.
2.5 – In the event that Path2Peaks is unable to re-sell the course place prior to the course commencement date the client will be charged the following cancellation fees:
Your deposit (50% of the course fee) if the cancellation is made over 8 weeks before the start date of the course unless we can resell the place (see point 2.3).
The full course fee if the cancellation is made less than 8 weeks before the course start date unless we can resell the place (see point 2.3).
To cover this eventuality, we recommend an insurance policy that includes cancellation or curtailment of your trip or holiday.
3. Cancellation by Path2Peaks
3.1 – Although every attempt is made to ensure that courses run as scheduled, in the event that Path2Peaks need to cancel a course due to unsuitable conditions or other unforeseen circumstances we will notify the client as soon as possible.
3.2 – Path2Peaks will notify clients not less than seven full days prior to a course start date if a course needs to be cancelled because a workable minimum number of participants have not been reached.
3.3 – Cancellation by Path2Peaks does not affect a client’s right to a refund of travel costs that may have been incurred prior to the cancellation except in the circumstances set out in clauses 3.1 and 3.2.
3.4 – In the event of cancellation by Path2Peaks clients will be offered the following options:
Full refund of the course fee paid.
Another course on different dates.
4. Risks and Dangers
Whilst we maintain high professional standards of client care and safety, you must realise and understand that mountaineering and other mountain related activities all take place in hazardous terrain. The risks involved can be minimised but never entirely eliminated.
We therefore draw your attention to the British Mountaineering Council’s (BMC) Participation Statement:
Hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
When booking on any of our courses you must understand and accept the BMC participation statement.
ask anyone booking one of our courses to ensure they have read, understood and agreed to both our Safety Policy and Participation Statement detailed below……
Path2Peaks Safety Policy
Part of our mission is to help educate our clients to the risks involved and make them aware of the processes we use to manage risk. However, it is also important to understand that we can’t remove all risk to clients, instructors or people around us.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identity four ways to demonstrate the competence of leaders. They should hold the relevant national qualification (NGB), hold an equivalent qualification, have received appropriate in-house training or be competent through experience. When Path2Peaks employs freelance staff, we ensure that activities are run by holders of appropriate NGB awards.
We hold Public Liability Insurance and freelance instructors either hold individual Public Liability Insurance or, in some situations, are covered under our policy. Clients are recommended to take out personal accident and cancellation insurance.
We ask clients (or parents/guardians booking for under 18’s) to carefully consider whether the activities suit their needs, expectations and capabilities. It is also essential that participants actions conform to any safety guidance and that any distress caused during or resulting from the activity is drawn to the attention of the activity leader.
Path2Peaks Participation Statement
When activities become predictable and absolutely safe, they cease to be as exciting. They also cease, by definition, to be an adventure. Adventures have an uncertain outcome and will carry risks.
Going into mountain areas is hazardous, and, when adventurous activities are added, the hazards are inevitably increased. This implies a potential risk of injury or, in extreme circumstances, loss of life. Anyone considering taking part in a course or expedition needs to consider this very seriously and to both take responsibility for their participation and acknowledge and accept these risks.
The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) acts on behalf of walkers, climbers and mountaineers in the UK and offers the following participation statement that we ask you to agree to:
“The BMC recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.”