‘’Break down confidence and financial barriers that prevent women from getting outside, trying new things, and meeting new people!’’
Inspiring Women of all Ages and Abilities
Women Outdoors inspires women of all ages, of all abilities, to connect with nature and each other through a collection of walks and outdoor activities in the breathtaking Peak District National Park and other beautiful parts of the UK and abroad.
There are so many physical and mental health benefits to spending time in the countryside, and Women Outdoors has a passion to share that with other friendly, fun-loving women, helping them develop new skills, encouraging them to understand the flora and fauna that surrounds them, whilst exploring the most amazing places!
There’s nothing more uplifting than watching the world come alive whilst watching the sunrise, or the relaxing feeling of watching it set. The sounds, sights and smells of the world awaking are truly invigorating. Imagine the sounds of heartening bird song, a gently rustling breeze in the trees, or a tranquilly cascading stream, and the smells of dewy grass or the fresh scent of pine trees and meadow flowers. And imagine the feeling of success as you complete that short walk with other encouraging ladies, or as you reach the summit of a mountain, you previously thought unachievable!
Women Outdoors wants all women to be able to experience this by offering a selection of free and affordable events with concessionary pricing. They want to help women reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, whilst increasing fitness levels, self-esteem, and a passion and understanding of the beautiful countryside that’s available to each and every one of them.
All events at Women Outdoors are led by certified guides and instructors here in the breathtaking Peak District National Park, the neighbouring rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, the magnificent Lake District, stunning Snowdonia, and some of the most beautiful countryside abroad.
Women Outdoors provides one free event per month, so these wonderful experiences really are available to everyone! Their mission is to ensure all women who are experiencing physical, mental or financial challenges are supported to move their lives forward through access to life enhancing outdoor opportunities. Current funding is used to offer a 75% price reduction on all hiking and wild swimming events, for ladies who meet the concessionary criteria. Women Outdoors is proud to have also teamed up with Women’s Aid to facilitate a hiking event in the Peak District each month for women staying in local refuges.
Women Outdoors has a great calendar of monthly events, from short hikes lasting a few hours to adventures that cover a whole weekend. Most of the day events are here in the Peak District National Park. Their expert leaders will patiently encourage and lead you and other determined women to enjoy a host of outdoor activities.
Meet to watch the sun rise at the summit of Mam Tor on a four-mile hike, a relatively easy climb with one of the most rewarding views over the Edale Valley and Hope Valley. Or maybe discover the gritstone edges of the White Peak on a fairly level walk along Curbar, White and Froggatt Edges, providing panoramic views over the moorlands of the Peak District.
Embrace the invigorating benefits of a wild water swim in some of the UK’s most beautiful waters, such as picturesque Three Shires Head, where Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire all meet at an 18th Century packhorse bridge with two waterfalls that cascade into idyllic pools.
Perhaps you’d like to brave something completely different and giggle your way through learning the benefits of paddle boarding on the stunning Ladybower Reservoir, or maybe the thrill of rock climbing? For those looking to learn new skills, there are also a selection of courses such as navigational skills, where you will learn the fundamentals of map reading, how to use a compass and how to navigate yourself to some beautiful hidden gems.
For those of you who would like to restore and reset, there are mini wellness retreats which include a day of walking, forest bathing and yoga.
Women Outdoors also offers a selection of weekend trips, slightly further afield to other parts of the UK’s stunning countryside.
Allow their expert mountain leaders guide you to the summit of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike in the Lake District National Park, on a truly rewarding journey. You will experience the most spectacular panoramic views and gain perspective on this remarkable landscape, and if you’re up for it, enjoy a wild swim in one of the Lake District’s many tarns. The weekend will include two nights’ accommodation, breakfast, games, and guaranteed memories of self-achievement!
Maybe paddleboarding is your thing? Why not join Women Outdoors for another weekend of adventure, challenging yourself to conquer Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, before rewarding yourself with a paddleboarding session on the calming waters near Llanberis?
Fancy a real challenge?! Head for Yorkshire with the ladies for Yorkshire’s Three Peaks Challenge!
The UK’s national parks are simply stunning. However, discovering new countries and the wonders that they behold is a whole new magical adventure! Where do you go? Where will you stay? How will you know the best routes, and keep safe? Women Outdoors takes care of all of those things, with professional instructors with all the knowledge! This experienced team of outdoor enthusiasts and mountain leaders can take you on trips of a lifetime!
A popular excursion is a four-night stay in Slovakia taking women to three of Slovakia’s National Parks including Pieniny National Park which provides beautiful views over to Poland. Not only will you enjoy walking, but also cycling, rafting, wild water swimming and so much more, while staying in fabulous accommodation.
Women Outdoors is founded by Emma, a qualified Mountain Leader & SUP Instructor from Hull, Yorkshire, who has a passion for the outdoors and adventure. Emma’s story is truly inspirational! Living off a 50p packet of biscuits as a young adult, to finding and embracing a lucrative career path, before quitting her job to live in a van and travel! Be sure to read Emma’s amazing story here!
Emma’s travels and beliefs are what lead her to creating Women Outdoors to ‘’Break down confidence and financial barriers that prevent women from getting outside, trying new things, and meeting new people!’’ Emma’s latest blog tells her wonderful story of how her travels changed her life for ever, and how she now wants to share her skills, knowledge, and passion with other ladies to bring love, joy and belonging!
Maybe you’re a woman looking to gain confidence, overcome the stresses and anxieties of everyday life, a lady who has lost her mojo and needs to reignite her spark, or simply a lady who loves the outdoors and wants to enjoy more of it with others? With a supportive team of professional leaders and a friendly bunch of women who want just the same, you need to book yourself on to a Women Outdoors’ adventure, and see where the journey will take you…………………………….
Contact Women Outdoors
To find out more or to arrange your own private event, please contact Emma at Women Outdoors who can’t wait to welcome and inspire you!