Hiking & Camping Trips
Having spent so much time trekking, exploring, navigating and camping in the great outdoors across continents, celebrating beautiful natural places and absorbing the benefits of nature, I thought to offer my outdoor adventures to others so that they too can have the opportunity to experience the same.
I operate my hiking tours across spring, summer and autumn in favour of experiencing the outstanding natural beauty that comes with these seasons. I like to keep the trip packages simple so that my customers can get a good understanding of what’s on offer, and what benefits they can takeaway from being out in our natural environment.
It’s all about being out in nature, observing its beauty and enjoying the benefits of walking in the wilderness.
To ensure a high quality of experience, service and comfort, I will be walking the tours with you. I will be liaising with you with pre-trip information and what to expect along the way, and so, you’re prepared in the best way possible and packing the appropriate outdoor gear.
For those who book the hiking and camping trip combo, we will have an epic adventure exploring by day and campsite chill-out during the evening. The campsite is in a beautiful location surrounded by nature, and has all the facilities you need including clean, hot showers and toilets.
I only book groups of a maximum of 7 people for any one trip. Small groups are a refreshing experience as we get to know each other and work as a team during the activities. This is also an ethical way of laying fewer bootprints on the ground and reducing soil erosion when in nature.
Solo hikers and/or couples are welcome as you will likely join other like-minded people.
Blue – This trip is suitable for anyone in good health with an active lifestyle who enjoys exploring on foot. A blue trip ascent is anywhere between 500 ft / 150 metres and 1000 ft / 305 metres. The terrain is normally expected to be good trails, paths and bridleways and some country road crossings. Some trails can be muddy and often rough, rocky and rooty while traversing through hillsides and sometimes villages. Normally, a 2 to 5 hour day.
Red – A red trip is suitable for anyone in good health with an active lifestyle who is fit and often walks two or three times a week for a good distance. A red trip ascent can be anywhere between 1000 ft / 305 metres and 2500 ft / 760 metres. The terrain is normally expected to be good trails, paths, bridleways, gradual uphill climbs with some country road crossings. Often trails can be muddy and rough with unstable rocks and roots while traversing through hillsides, hilltops and sometimes villages. Normally, a 4 to 6 hour day.
Black – This trip is suitable for anyone in very good health with a highly active lifestyle who is fit and often walks long distance and climbs big hills weekly. A red trip ascent can be anywhere between 2500 ft / 760 metres and 4000 ft / 1220 metres. The terrain is normally expected to be rough trails, paths, rocky climbs, steep uphill climbs and steep rocky descents. Often trails can be muddy, rough and slippery with unstable rocks and traversing ridges through low mountains, steep hillsides, hilltops, valleys and sometimes passing through villages. Conditions can be wet, misty and cold or hours of exposure to the sun and heat especially during the summer. In the countryside, you may not be climbing mountains, but the route can include up to 12+ miles in distance which will require you to have a high level of fitness. Normally, a full day of up to 10 hours.
All hiking tours are guided by myself and I will be with the group throughout the day’s activities. From experience, I can say to you that these hiking trips are leisurely, fun and tailored to be enjoyable.
As an experienced outdoor guide, I understand that any individual’s pace can differ from the rest of the group and this we will embrace. And hence, my tours are tailored to experience, explore nature and to have fun, and not a race to the finish!