The Walk Leader

David Pritchard

David Pritchard is a highly motivated mountaineer with over 30 years experience under his belt. Having climbed, hiked and trekked on almost every continent in the world with expeditions in Antarctica, Chile, Yosemite, Alps, Kilimanjaro and Nepal (not to mention guiding The Yorkshire Three Peaks, National 3 Peaks, Lake District, North Wales, Peak District, and many Munros in Scotland).

Having served in the RAF Mountain Rescue Service for 4 years, David went on to complete his internationally recognised Climbing Instructor and Mountain Leader qualifications with the Mountain Leader Training Board.

David resides just outside the Yorkshire National Park and is perfectly placed to organise walks in both this beautiful area with its stunning views, rivers and dales, but also the Lake District. 

He is a meticulous planner, leaving nothing to question, having spent years responding to stricken walkers David confidently and quickly organises, plans and executes a way to safety. Having held a first aid certificate for as many years as he has been mountaineering, there is no better person to place your safety with.

Although this website itemises walks across the Lake District, David also organises the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, one of the most popular walks in the country. David is also more than capable of organising an alternative package, whether that is a walk off the beaten track or an overnight wild camp experience. Contact David with your ideas and he will spend some time with you at the planning stage to ensure you have a great experience.

David has a great sense of humour and understands what a tough challenge like this means to the people he guides and is passionate about ensuring everyone has fun and enjoys their day.

Lake District Walk with David Pritchard