Private Guide

Get the most out of your visit with your own Lake District Guide

Whether your interest is Wainwright summits, finding those special secret places, or to enjoy scrambling on the Lake District's fabulous edges and ridges, a local guide will help you to get more out of your walking holiday. We can arrange an itinerary to suit you. It can be as short or as long as you like, and as ambitious or as laid back as you want. We can get you on the best routes at the best times.

As part of a package of guided walking or hiking in the Lake District, we also arrange your accommodation in Keswick. Our charges vary with the size of your group. Please refer to the table below for current prices which are per person, per day, and are fully inclusive of guide, accommodation, all required transfers for the walks, and packed lunches.

Number of persons Price per person
2 £165
3 £140
4 £127
5 £120
6 £115
7 £112
8 £110
9 £108
10+ £106
Additional nights (including breakfast) £70 per person
Single room supplement: £30 per night
If prefer to arrange your own accommodation and transport, see our fees for 'guide only', below
Below are our daily charges for guiding services only (accommodation, packed lunches and transport are not included).

If you need a guide for selected days on any of our Lake District self-guided tours, we will apply a 20% discount to the prices below.

Number of persons Price per person
2 £75
3 £50
4 £37.50
5 £30
6 £25
7 £22
8 £20
9 £18
10+ £16.50
Groups of 11 or more get 1 free place (if acting as group leader).
If you choose our accommodation package you will stay in a comfortable hotel or guest house close to the town centre. Accommodation is in double or twin rooms with en suite bathroom. Breakfast at your accommodation is included. We provide an ample and tasty packed lunch for each walking day. For your evening meal, there is a huge variety of restaurants, cafes, take-aways and pubs in Keswick, catering for all tastes and styles.
The nearest railway station is at Penrith on the main North-West rail link between London and Glasgow. From Penrith there are taxis and a regular bus service to Keswick - a journey of 16 miles. We can arrange for a pre-paid taxi to meet your train on request. If arriving by car from south or north, leave the M6 at junction 40. We will provide directions to your accommodation in Keswick.
Use the button above to book a guide for individuals or groups.
School and corporate groups should contact us by email
Derwentwater and Keswick
Set like a jewel in the finest mountain scenery of the Lake District, Keswick is an ideal base for exploring the Lakes or Borders. It is also a great place to make the most of your evening having a wide selection of pubs, cafes, wine bars, and restaurants, as well as the Theatre-by-the-Lake, a cinema, and Hope Park with its gardens, pitch and putt, and crazy golf courses. Being situated right on the shores of Derwentwater, the lake is just a stroll away from your accommodation, and there are boats available for hire and a regular launch takes cruises around the lake. Accommodation is in Cumbria Tourist Board recommended guest houses or hotels carefully chosen by us so that we can be sure you have a very pleasant, comfortable and quiet stay. We provide a packed lunch on those days when we are out on the hill and the range of evening dining options available in Keswick will satisfy any palate or budget.