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Looking for things to do in the Lake District? Then Rock n Ridge can help. We offer a range of outdoor activities to suit everyone. For Family days click here.


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Rock n Ridge
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Louise FecittLouise Fecitt
17:41 14 Dec 23
100%+ recommend RockNRidge (Paul). We spent a truly fab memorable day with Paul where he coached and supported me get through my ‘fear of falling’ phobia. Great day , very well organised to build up my confidence with some rock climbing and then tackle the via ferrata with him at Honister. He is such good company too , putting me at ease throughout.Feel very lucky to have found him and going to use him again for more adventures as well as getting his gift vouchers for my family to have the same experience.In very safe hands 🙌 - he tackles all levels of abilities and ages … and different activities
Salam ander (Slam)Salam ander (Slam)
10:37 12 Dec 23
Paul is a great leader with a calm and friendly approach to all things mountain related. I thoroughly enjoyed his company and look forward to more adventures next year.
08:51 22 Sep 23
Climbed the Old Man of Stoer with Paul in August 2023. Paul was an excellent guide, very safe, and we had a wonderful day climbing this gem of a sea stack. I appreciate his knowledge and ability to set up a tyrolean traverse safely, as well as his knowledge climbing, rigging anchors, and on the rappel.
Jacob MushlinJacob Mushlin
16:50 16 Sep 23
Excellent day of sport climbing. Paul is knowledgeable, patient and a great instructor.
Kiran NCKiran NC
18:42 10 Sep 23
We picked the wrong dates to camp but definitely picked the right guy. Paul was excellent in what he does. Communication was good although sometimes replies can take upto a day, understandable as he will be in mountains camping most of the days with no network.There was a forecast of heavy rains on the day we decided to camp & Paul even offered to reschedule if needed. Totallly recommend.
Karen ManningKaren Manning
18:48 14 Aug 23
Excellent days climbing for my 14yr old. We were on holiday from Malaysia and my son was keen to try some of Yorkshires climbing he had a great full day at Almscliff Crag. Paul was great at explaining how to climb rock rather than the indoor walls and was absolutely trustworthy and safe through the entire day.
Fay TomlinsonFay Tomlinson
20:47 29 Jul 23
Our family of four very much enjoyed our recent guided mountain trip and scrambling with Paul. Our sons of 9 and 12 requested a mountain climb and, not being very experienced ourselves, we decided to look for some expert help with this. Paul not only led us up Bowfell along some lesser known and scenic routes, he also suggested adding a scramble along the way, which turned out to be one of the highlights of our holiday! We felt very safe in Paul's company and appreciated his knowledgable skills and guidance. My husband and I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul to accompany, teach and guide you in such activities; we look forward to booking him again in the future to learn new skills and enjoy his friendly company.
Helen STHelen ST
16:24 27 Jul 23
I booked Paul for a 1:1 2 day course in the Lake District, with the aim of developing my scrambling confidence and an introduction to some ropework.It was an incredible couple of days - Paul made some great choices of routes to tackle, encouraged me to try things outside my comfort zone and helped me to develop new rope skills not just in terms of technical / knots but also how to use the rock to my advantage and spot good solid anchoring points.I came away with two solid days of scrambling and learning under my belt, as well as plenty of advice on equipment, and I look forward to using this on future scrambles. I wouldn't hesitate to book Paul again if I was looking to further build my skills.
Tom McLarenTom McLaren
19:49 18 Jun 23
Booked a 4 day 1-2-1 course with Paul in the lakes, we did 3 days scrambling and 1 day rock climbing. Main objective for me was dealing with my fear of “exposure” for an alpine climb (Gran Paradiso), which was achieved.We started with a grade 1 scramble, which I found challenging and a mental struggle, but by day 4 I successfully completed the classic grade 3 scramble of Pinnacle Ridge. Paul made sure to work within my level but def pushed me to improve and brought a real coaching mentality, his approach really worked for me.Day 3 (rock climbing) was an adaptation after pushing myself too hard and straining my arm. We spent the day at a local wall focusing on footwork, mutiple different routes and a great intro to outdoor climbing. As a direct consequence of the gains I made I have now easily nailed all the grade 5+ climbs at my local climbing wall!Throughout Paul was friendly and knowledgeable about everything from the technical side to the local flora and fauna. And the weather was great too! Enthusiasm def fired, would recommend and book again. Thanks Paul!

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Outdoor Activities / Guiding

Rock n Ridge is based in the Lake District. We run a wide range of outdoor activities from here and also across the UK. Activities we specialise in include: Mountain guiding, In addition to the Lakes, we work and travel to Scotland – the Highlands and Wales -Snowdonia to deliver courses. 


Regardless of what course you book, we use a qualified guiding team. Another key point to mention is that these boys and girls have spent ‘an unhealthy’ amount of time in the outdoors. As a result of this you can rest easy knowing that you will receive the best time whilst out playing with us. AMI guides. 

Friendly open and no egos, above all we love what we do and therefore want you to as well. First timers through to seasoned outdoors folk welcomed. Above all, together we’ll achieve you’re goals, tick lists and ambitions.

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Pilates Walking Retreats

Pilates Walking Retreat


Come join our pilates walking retreat for a guided weekend of Pilates and hiking in the Lake District fells. A healthy retreat with fresh air, exercise, vegetarian wholesome food, and lots of peace and calm to nourish the soul. hiking holidays, 

The weekend is open to all, and even if you have not done a Pilates class before, full instruction will be given. The classes will be tailored to the group and therefore you won’t feel ‘out of your depth’ if this is a new experience to you. firstly secondly

The walking requires people to have a certain level of fitness. But this can be achieved prior to coming on the retreat.

On the other hand if you are unsure then please drop us a line to ask about any concerns you may have. above all


What’s included:

  • Accommodation – Bunk barn style (see pics or here) with toilet and shower facilities
  • Full Board – Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal
  • Drinks – *1 glass wine or bottle beer included with evening meal
  • Qualified mountain guide for the weekend hikes
  • Pilates classes – for all abilities, mats provided

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What’s not included: pilates walking retreat, hiking holidays

  • Alcohol (please BYO if you want more*)
  • Hill snacks
  • Walking kit
  • Spending money
  • Transport


History of Pilates: Here

What to wear when hill walking: Here

Rebecca Edwards Pilates: Here

Kentmere valley hiking-holidays


We have chosen the Longsleddale valley for your walking retreat/hiking holiday, because of it’s off the beaten track tranquility. It’s a little corner of the Lake District that has still maintained its unique appearance and feel. Therefore you will have space to properly relax and unwind.

The barn itself is at the head of the valley, one road in and out, you are surrounded by the beautiful Longsleddale fells and you get a truly Lake District experience. The nearby town of Kendal is 5 miles away, so therefore any last minute supplies can be purchased. hiking holidays


We stay in a comfortable bunk barn with mod cons like electricity, hot showers and flushing toilets. It is similar to a Youth Hostel but with exclusive use for the Pilates Walking Retreat group.  The barn has a wood burning stove in the main dining/communal area.

Sleeping is split into a male and female dorm area, see pictures.

About us:

Paul & Rebecca have been together for almost 20 years. Paul runs an outdoor pursuits company– Rock n Ridge and Rebecca runs a Yoga/Pilates business– Pilates Yoga Lake district. This made total sense to combine the two and start to run retreats for people.

Rebecca has been teaching and delivering Pilates since 2004, where she has now built up a reputable and successful business, which runs from her studio in the Staveley Mill Yard. See link below to her business.

Paul has been teaching outdoor pursuits to a wide range of clients since the early 00’s, and guides people across the mountains of the UK and Europe.

Pricing & Date:

The weekend of the 28th – 30th October 2022. So Friday night to Sunday afternoon.

We truly believe that our price for our Pilates Walking Retreat package is great value for money. The price is per person for the weekend and is £225.00 inclusive.

To book: To reserve a space one month before the date then a £50 deposit will be taken. If booking less than a month then full payment will be required.


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Scafell Pike

Guided group 'Scafell Pike' Walks - 3rd Friday in the month. £40 per person - Minimum 4 persons for the day to run.

Scafell Pike – 978m


Come and walk Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain. We are now offering –  Scafell Pike guided walks. Our route starts from Wasdale Head. Tackling Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head is an ‘easier approach’ and definitely the quickest.

Scafell Pike Guided Walks

Now offering due to popular demand, guided walks up to the summit. Because of the demand and for some, walking with friends or others may not be possible, we have decided to offer a group walk up Scafell Pike. Therefore for these days to run we need a minimum of 4 persons.


Our Scafell pike guided walk will be run every third Friday in the month. The price will be £40 per person. We don’t provide waterproofs and boots, we expect people to have these items, but we can advise on what to buy/where.

It’s in the name…

It’s meaning is said to derive from old Norse, and means the fell with the shieling. Or the fell with the bald summit.

Walking Scafell Pike commands respect, and with any mountain weather conditions can change when hiking Scafell Pike.  Therefore we will provide you with recommended kit list. On request, we will send this out at time of booking.

Due to the walks length, Ideally you should be hovering around, or at our Bronze fitness level. This means you’ll get the most out of your time up Scafell Pike. That said if you’re not then it obviously can still be climbed, but is harder and just takes longer.

Of course that said, we have guided people of all ages and abilities up this mountain, over our 2 decades of guiding in the hills of UK and Europe. Therefore you’ll always be in safe hands with our highly experienced and qualified instructors.

Highest mountain in England

is generally walked in the spring/summer months of the Lake District. Likewise the mountain can be climbed in the winter months too. This is a different undertaking, as the days are shorter and colder. Snow also makes the journey far harder than the spring/summer months. Whereby extra winter clothing is needed. Again full kit list will be sent out on booking confirmation.


Likewise it can be approached by other routes. We can start from Brotherilkeld, near the village of Boot in the Western Lake District. This is a great way to approach but due to the length, adds extra time and distance to your day.

A similar route in distance, and one that is as equally popular, is approaching from the village of Seathwaite in Keswick, in the northern Lake District. This route leads on to the Corridor Route, a beautiful and winding approach that cuts through some beautiful mountain scenery. Whichever route you choose, or similarly you may want us to choose,  then rest assured you’ll have a great day.

Ordnance survey map showing Scafell Pike Walking Route


A guided Scafell Pike walk starts from as little as £45.00 per head.

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

For larger groups of 8 persons please get in touch for pricing.

* Max group size is 8 persons for one instructor.



Facts about the mountain: Here

What to wear when hill walking: Here

Wasdale MRT Team: Here