How fit do I need to be?

As long as you are medically fit and you have signed the disclaimer, you can attend one of our taster walks, graded as easy.  This is a great opportunity for you to decide if this is for you!  My treks are all about enjoyment and paying respects so don’t worry, it’s a nice steady pace.

What happens in bad weather?

If the weather turns really bad before the trek and I cancel for this reason, I will issue a 100% refund.

If the weather turns whilst we are out on the trek, I will make any decisions on the ground.  I am happy operating in bad weather and will constantly assess the situation.

Weather updates are issued during the safety brief at the start of the trek. Please see the Mountain Weather Information Service website.

One thing I would like to stress is to not to rely on the local weather.  We will be trekking higher up in the hills and mountains so the usual weather forecasts will not always be accurate.

Are children allowed on the treks?

Our treks are not suitable for anyone under the age of 16. Persons aged 16 to 18 years are permitted under the supervision of a responsible adult.

Are dogs welcome on the treks?

In order to minimise distractions and to make the experience of your trek as safe and as comfortable as possible, we do not permit dogs on our treks.  I do however take my experienced mountain dog on all of the treks which is purely as a safety precaution.

We appreciate that his may be disappointing but trust you will understand the reasons for this decision.

Can I take memorabilia?

All military crash sites in the UK, its territorial waters, or British Aircraft in International waters, are controlled sites under the protection of Military Remains Act 1986.  It is an offence under this act to tamper with, damage, move or unearth any items at such sites, unless the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has issued a license authorising such activity.

Please remember that some of the sites are war graves and we must be mindful and respectful of this.

Participants of future treks will also want to see the crash sites so they must be left exactly how we found them.

If it is found that someone does take items from any of the sites, you will not be allowed to participate in any future treks and appropriate action will be taken.

What about food and drink? Do we provide our own or is it supplied?

No food and drink is supplied for the treks. May I request that you bring your own food and drinks with you.

Can you provide or recommend accommodation?

Unfortunately, we are unable to recommend any accommodation however there are some great websites for accommodation in the peak district.

Do you provide transport? If not how do I get to the meeting point?

We do not provide transport to/from the trek starting points. We would suggest car sharing where at all possible as some of the locations have limited parking areas.

I don’t own any walking boots can I wear trainers?

Only walking boots with ankle support are permitted on our treks to the wrecks adventures.  This is a strict policy for your own safety.  We reserve the right to refuse anyone who is not wearing the correct footwear, as indicated on our disclaimer.

What if I am late?

Please inform us as soon as possible if you think you are going to arrive late. There is a confirmed meeting time for each trek; however, there is a 30 minute ‘leeway’ to allow for late arrivals.  Please do try to arrive at the time stated as the 30 minutes is used to conduct the relevant safety brief and to perform a head count before departing on our trek.  Timings do vary so please make sure that you check the arrival time for your chosen trek.

Can I take pictures?

Yes you can take pictures but if anybody does not want to be in the pictures please inform your mountain leader.  Please see the disclaimer for further information.

How do I identify you as the leader?

Your leader will be at the meeting point wearing a lime green hat.

Why are the routes not on the website?

All of the routes we take require substantial navigational and mountain experience.  Due to the unpredictable nature of these types of walks, inexperienced trekkers can quickly get into serious trouble and what started out as a nice day out can quickly take a turn for the worse. By booking with us, you can be assured of having an enjoyable and stress-free experience with the added comfort of knowing that you are in the safe hands of a leader.

Are the treks suitable for people with disabilities?

It is a requirement for the treks that you are physically fit and able to walk at a reasonable speed.  Whilst we aim to be as inclusive as possible and can make adjustments for many disabilities, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate those in wheelchairs as the location of the crash sites and the types of terrain we cover to get to them makes it unsafe.

If you are unsure whether a particular trek would be suitable for you, please get in touch to discuss this further.

How do I know where the start point is and do I have to pay for car parking?

The starting points for each trek are depicted by a postcode.  Most of the areas are suggested general parking areas which are near to the starting point. To help you to get to the correct location, we have included a ‘google maps pin drop’ within the description of each trek.  Edale is the only location where you will use a ‘pay and display’ car park.  Parking charges here are £5.20 for 10 hours, which is not included in the cost of the trek.

What about COVID-19?

If you have had or are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 please do not attend the trek.  Please seek doctors advice if you are unsure.