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Prices and booking

The cost of hiring one of our leaders is outlined below. Please note that the cost of your transport, accommodation, food, equipment, etc. is not included in that.

Prices for The Peak District, The Yorkshire Dales, The Lake District or Snowdonia

  • 1 person £140 per day
  • 2 people    £80 per person per day
  • 3 people    £60 per person per day
  • 4 to 8 people    £50 per person per day


Prices for larger groups or other places

We are very flexible on group size and location and are happy to travel to meet you anywhere, contact us to discuss your needs and we'll work out a price.


If you'd like to make a booking please check our calendar to see if the dates you would like are free. Please also read our terms and conditions further down this page as your booking implies acceptance of these. Then get in touch using our "Contact Us" page or give us a call with the dates and details of what you'd like to do.


Please note that outdoor pursuits are potentially dangerous and we would recommend that you take out suitable insurance that covers hill walking. Please take time to read the British Mountaineering Council participation statement below:

“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.”

Also please note that if the weather conditions are too severe then for safety reasons our plans may need to be changed at short notice and in rare circumstances the activity may be postponed or cancelled.

Terms and Conditions

Please read these booking conditions carefully, they are an important part of your contract for your walk/course.

These conditions of booking and information on this website and in our brochures, set out the terms on which you contract with Dave Ascough - Mountain Leading. They shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, being subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales. No variation shall be of any effect unless in writing and by the authority of Dave Ascough – Mountain Leading.

1. You pay a deposit

When booking a walk/course, you must accept on behalf of all your party the terms of these conditions of booking and pay a deposit of 20% of the total cost.

The deposit paid in respect of each walk/course is accepted as a first instalment of the charge. The receipt or banking of a deposit or the making of a provisional reservation does not imply final acceptance of the booking; neither is a verbal quotation confirmation of final cost. If a booking cannot be accepted, notification and refund of any deposit will be sent as soon as possible.

If accepted a confirmation invoice and details of how to pay will be forwarded to you normally within 2 weeks of receipt of your booking. The contract is made between us when we send this confirmation.

2. You pay the balance

The balance of the price must be paid 28 days before the walk/course date, unless otherwise agreed.

If you book within the balance due period you must pay the full walk/course price at the time of booking. If the balance is not paid in time we reserve the right to cancel your walk/course, and retain your deposit.

Please note that we do not send a reminder, and receipts are only issued on request with a stamped addressed envelope.

3. If you change your booking

If after your booking has been confirmed you wish to transfer to a different walk/course or date in this brochure, we will make every effort to satisfy your requirements provided that written notification is received at our offices from the person who made the booking, not later than the date on which balance of the original walk/course price is due for payment.

Alterations made within the balance due period will be regarded as a cancellation by you of the original walk/course.

If after your booking has been confirmed you are unavoidably prevented from proceeding and wish to transfer your confirmed booking to another suitable person, you can do so. You, as transferor of the walk/course, and the transferee shall be jointly and severally liable to us for the payment of the balance due, together with all additional charges of whatever sort imposed by the suppliers providing component parts of your walk/course.

4. If you cancel your booking

Should you, or any member of your party, be forced to cancel your walk/course booking you must do so in writing and this letter must be signed by the person who made the booking. Alternatively, you may advise by e-mail. A cancellation will take effect from the date that written notice is received at our office. All such cancellations will be subject to a charge of a percentage of the total walk/course price, and the following scale indicates the maximum which will be charged in any circumstance.

  • 29 days or more - Deposit
  • 28- 22 days - 50%
  • 21- 15 days - 75%
  • 14 days or less - 100%

5. Rights of admission

Dave Ascough – Mountain Leading reserve the unconditional right to refuse a booking or to debar a person from a walk/course in the event of conduct which in our reasonable opinion is likely to cause distress, damage or annoyance to guests, employees, property or to any third party. This includes any guest who fails to advise us of a medical condition or of a disability which prevents their full participation in a walk/course programme. If we are not informed in this way we cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience or costs incurred by you and this may include our refusal to complete your walk/course arrangements. Cancellation charges of 100% would apply in these circumstances.

Smoking is only permitted where it does not cause distress or annoyance to others and will not be permitted if there is a significant fire risk in the walk area.

6. Brochure accuracy

The information given on this website and our brochures about dates, times and itineraries has been carefully checked and we believe it is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes and where they occur, they will be advised to you before the booking contract is concluded.

Brochure descriptions are provided by us in good faith and every care is taken to ensure accuracy. Between brochure publication and your walk/course, changes can and do occur. We feel it is right to point out that advertised facilities may be subject to change by the various suppliers concerned. There may be occasions when an advertised facility or activity is not available during your own walk/course. This may be due to insufficient numbers, weather, operational or maintenance reasons. We cannot guarantee that any specific leader or number of guests or leaders will be present on any walk/course at any particular time.

7. If we alter your walk/course plans

If we have to alter your walk/course before the walk date, we will, if practicable, advise you before departure, but we are not obliged to do so or to pay you compensation.

8. If we cancel your walk/course

We make every endeavour to operate all of our walk/courses. If we have to cancel your walk/course before the date, you will have the choice of taking an alternative walk/course (and where this is of a lower price we will refund the difference) or withdrawing from the contract and accepting a full refund of all monies paid. We shall not cancel a walk/course after the date when the payment of the balance becomes due, unless you, the guest, defaults in payment of an outstanding balance or unless it is necessary to do so as a result of force majeure.

Force majeure means unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which neither we nor our suppliers could avoid, examples of which are war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activities, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions, level of water in rivers or other similar events beyond our control.

9. Our responsibility

Dave Ascough – Mountain Leading, recognises that climbing 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.

Other than as set out above, and as is detailed elsewhere in these conditions of booking, we shall have no legal liability whatsoever to you for any loss, damage, personal injury or death which you suffer arising directly or indirectly from any aspect of any walk/course arrangements booked with us.

10. Parental responsibility

Parents or guardians undertake to accept full responsibility and supervision of and for their children at all times.

11. Our complaints procedure

If you have a complaint during your walk/course you must notify our leader or local representative immediately and they will do their best to resolve the problem. Should it not be possible to resolve your complaint there and then, you should write to our address. This must be received no later than 28 days after your walk/course. Full details should be provided. No claim or complaint will be entertained unless you follow this procedure. All complaints that are received are thoroughly investigated and guests are kept informed. Sometimes investigations can take time, especially when awaiting a response from suppliers. We aim to settle all complaints amicably.

Please note

Event price

The event price is for our leading services only.



Our booking confirmation will give you details of how to get to the meeting point.



We give some suggestions in our event notes in case you want somewhere to stay.



Our event notes will let you know what you need to bring. We do have a small amount of equipment for hire. Please let us know if you need any equipment for your event and we'll try to help.



We strongly recommend you have appropriate insurance to cover cancellation, medical and personal possessions.

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