Walking The Peaks has been great fun this last few years. I’ve hiked more than ever, learned how to do a website, and it’s been great to see people buy the walk guides and enjoy the Peak District.
But doing a full time job, being a dad, and having recently moved house has limited the time I can continue to spend on it. I’ve run out of steam, and feel guilty with myself for not pushing Walking The Peaks more, to try and turn it into something that brings in a more substantial income.
I’ve therefore decided to take the pressure off and step back for a while. I need it to become fun again.
The site gets many visitors and is a great resource for people visiting the Peak District, and I don’t want to see that simply end abruptly. So, I’m going to keep the website going, post blogs of my hikes and wild camps, do gear reviews, share articles, and continue to promote the Peak District. More of a hobby than a business.
The big news though is that all our walk guides will now be available for FREE. Yes, free. Just choose the guides you want and head out for a walk.
I will still have to cover licensing costs for the Harvey maps used on the guides, and the website doesn’t run itself. So, if you’re minded to, you can donate to our running costs when you download a walk guide. That would be very much appreciated.
My long term goal is to get my Hill & Moorland Leader qualification, and guide people in the Peak District. Fingers crossed.
Thanks to everyone who has bought walk guides and sent such lovely feedback over the last few years. Also, particular thanks to my friend Mark who has been a great help with creating the website.
So, keep an eye on our social media for the latest Walking The Peaks updates. Until then, happy walking, keep visiting the website, remember the walk guides are now FREE, and here’s to a great summer of hiking.