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Walking The Peaks – About Us

Walking The Peaks can provide you with some of the best walks in the Peak District.  Run by James and Philippa Burdett from their home Best Peak District Walks
on the edge of Sheffield,   it’s our goal to make sure you get the most out of your visit.

Back in 2002, James set up “Sheffield 20’s & 30’s Walking Group”. Only ten people turned up to the first meeting, but it soon became extremely popular with over 200 members. The group still exists today. Running SWG involved planning and leading walks throughout the Peak District and beyond, including weekends away walking in the  Lake District, North York Moors, and Snowdonia. It’s at SWG that James and Philippa met.

In 2004 we left the UK to spend a year in western Canada.  After snowboarding at Silver Star, James worked at Valhalla Pure Outfitters in Vernon, BC and later Canmore, Alberta. At first, Philippa worked in a hotel and then a sweet shop in Canmore. We spent lots of time exploring the back country of the Canadian Rockies, often camping out.

After we returned to the UK, we continued walking and camping. We’ve  hiked in the Pyrenees, the Alps, Iceland, and the Dolomites. Philippa has also hiked in the Himalayas and the Andes. James continues to go walking and in particular wild camps all over the UK whenever possible.


The Best Peak District Walks – Designed Just For You

It’s this love of planning walks and trips that gave us the idea of doing personalised walking routes for visitors to the Peak District. Because we’ve done some many walks in the area, we know it pretty well and it’s this knowledge that helps us to plan you a great walk. The routes are based purely on your abilities, meaning you’ll get the most out of your visit. We enjoy doing it, and  most of all you’ll have a better chance of having a great time. Place an order here!

If you have any questions, or wish to discuss anything with us, please get in touch. Feel free to call, email or send us a message using our contact form.