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Trek Hire UK (Trekking & Outdoors) has been successfully supplying groups and individuals with good quality trekking equipment for the past 15 years.

Trek Hire UK Ltd was built on the back of a charity trek that set off from these shores at the beginning of the Millennium to conquer Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Barry Gill (founder) instigated the trek and enrolled the services of 10 of his friends to set about raising funds for his local charity. They had to buy all of the essential equipment which included four season sleeping bags, therm-a-rest mats, rucksacks, duffle bags and walking poles to name just a few items, which as you can imagine, cost a pretty penny as there was no hire solution available at that time.

After months of preparation and planning the group finally set off on what turned out to be the adventure of a lifetime.

On their return, most of the group decided that, although demanding and enjoyable in equal measure they wouldn’t take it up as a ‘hobby’ and they were therefore left with a dilemma as to what to do with the equipment that they had bought

Solution:  Due mainly to the fact that at that time eBay didn’t exist, Barry decided to buy everyone’s equipment, put together a simple web site and see if he could hire it out to other people who were embarking on their own adventure and who in turn also wanted to keep the costs to a minimum.

In the 15 years since, we have now put together a very comprehensive list of equipment that will enable trekkers to not only keep the costs down but also let them enjoy their respective treks in the knowledge that everything they hire from us is exactly what they need to succeed.

Our shop Trekking and Outdoors has now added a TRAIL RUNNING section for those who are looking for quality running gear, including packs, vets, shoes and accessories from great brands such as Montrail, La Sportiva, Scott, Ultimate Direction, Montane and Injinji to name but a few. All of this along with great advice from our trail running experts (including GB trail runner Lee Kemp) who will also be running workshops (no pun intended) and our Sunday morning trail runs. All standards very welcome to attend, click HERE

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Absolutely BRILLAINT! Needed a sleeping bag last minute for my trek to Kilimanjaro. Elaina was absolutely amazing and helped me out through Skype calls and my panic. Sleeping bag arrived the very next day and Elaina kept in touch the entire time despite not even being open today, Wednesday. So very THANKFUL for the kindness and help shown at this time. Will definitely be recommending!


K. Ruggles

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