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About Peak Walking Adventures

Peak Walking Adventures was founded in 2009 and acquired by the present owners, Richard Tower and Rachel Bolton in 2021.  Rachel and Richard are both passionate about introducing people to the UK’s  beautiful hills and moorlands.  They specialise in helping clients to explore the Peak District and occasionally other mountainous areas such as The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Scotland and Wales.  They also provide navigation training and other outdoor experiences. 

Both Rachel and Richard are qualified mountain leaders and navigation trainers, with up to date outdoor first aid qualifications.   

All guided walks offered are ideal for small groups of adults, couples and individuals.  Rachel and Richard like to help their clients to learn about the countryside and the upland environment, by sharing local knowledge. 

Rachel Bolton

Rachel is a qualified Mountain Leader, a member of the Mountain Training Association and the British Mountaineering Council.  She holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and worked with children as a teacher and headteacher for nearly 30 years. She is also a qualified Alexander Technique teacher

Rachel is passionate about being in the outdoors walking, scrambling, winter mountaineering and climbing. 

Other Certifications:  Outdoor First Aid, Level 2 Mental Health First Aid. DBS Checked.

Richard Tower

Richard is a qualified Mountain Leader, a member of the Mountain Training Association and the British Mountaineering Council.  An experienced walker with over 30 years experience in the hills, Richard is also a National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Bronze and Silver tutor.

As a qualified sailing instructor who has run overseas yacht and dinghy sailing holiday centres for novices, experts and families, Richard’s passion is supporting people to enjoy the outdoors whatever their interest or ability. 

Other Certifications: DofE Assessor Accreditation,  Outdoor First Aid, Level 2 Mental Health First Aid. DBS Checked.

Looking after the natural environment and charitable support

Rachel and Richard are passionate about protecting the environment and helping to sustain local communities within the Peak District and other areas were they provide outdoor experiences.  There are some amazing, but fragile landscapes, wildlife, and plant life that you can enjoy on their guided walks.  We want people to be able to enjoy these for generations to come in the same way that we enjoy them today.  More information can be found on the environmental and sustainability page.

We support a number of charities which help protect the environment or sustain the communities where we work.