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Guided Winter Walking

Guided Winter Walking – UK

Includes – ‘Ben Nevis’ – ‘Scafell Pike’ & ‘Snowdon’

Winter Walking:

Rock n Ridge offers guided winter walking days throughout the UK. Covering classic peaks in winter such as Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

We also offer winter skills training courses – see here for more details.

Guided winter walking is a great way to get into the hills in wintertime. Winter opens up a beauty of it’s own. Our guided days takes the stress out of planning the day, and also the worry about getting lost! Ben Nevis is a fine example, as people still think it’s an ‘easy stroll’. Certainly not the case in winter conditions. Throughout the day we will teach you how to use an ice axe and crampons correctly. Our winter skills courses go more in depth with these techniques.


Predominantly we run our courses from the highlands of Scotland where the conditions are generally much more predictable. Ben Nevis generally gets the first snows, and can hold it right through to July! Besides Scottish winter walking, we run from our Lake District base when conditions allow.

Guided winter walking is open to all, and the days will be tailored to you’re needs and aspirations. Furthermore we have hire kit available. This includes ice axes – walking and technical. Crampons, B rated crampon compatible boots. For more information see our explanation on boot and crampon ratings here.

For our guided winter walking days. We recommend getting the most out of the day/s to be around our Bronze level of fitness – see here. That said you may not have been out in winter before, or just getting back to winter walking. Therefore we can shorten the days to accommodate this.


Equipment can be hired in advance. Ice axe and crampons. We can also hire winter crampon compatible winter mountaineering boots out for a small daily fee.The prices shown are for the duration of your chosen course – So if your booking for 3 days this is the only price to pay. 

  • Crampons – £10.00
  • Ice axe – £10.00
  • B2 boots – £20
  • Our ‘Trio’ package – All 3 above – £35

Further reading:

Crampon & Boot ratings

BMC – The 10 commandments of winter walking

National Trust – Basic tips for heading out in winter.

Ramblers: These guys have been at it awhile.

guided winter walking Scotland Ben Lawers winter


For our guided winter walking dates we run from December – March. As explained in our winter skills courses, sometimes we will run into the month of April. We have a bank of skilled and highly qualified instructors ready to take you out into the winter hills. Therefore get in touch with you’re preferred date/s and we’ll take it from there.


A £50 deposit is required to book a place. See our Contact and Pricing page for more details.

For larger groups please get in touch for pricing.

* Max persons per instructor is 1-5. Anymore an additional instructor will be needed.

Equipment hire, food and accommodation costs if required are extra. We can arrange accommodation for you/and the group. Having worked in Scotland, Lake District (our base) and Snowdonia national parks, we tend to know the best places to stay whatever you’re budget.

Instructor ratio is a maximum of 1:5. This offers the best learning possible, whilst still being able to maintain safety for the group.




A £50 deposit is required to book a place. See our Contact and Pricing page for more details.

For larger groups of 5 persons please get in touch for pricing.

Crampon and kit hire can also be arranged.

Extra persons require additional instructor.