I put on a number of planned guided trip, short notice days out and special events which are open to anyone:
Beginners day walks - Intro to rock climbing - Special events such as supporting Dark Skies Festivals - Educational Days Out
These are also social in that you can meet people with similar interests, start new friendships and explore more.
Have a look below at what takes your interest!
Guided Trips & Special Events
I'm often around the Highlands, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Snowdonia throughout the year. I'll often put on day activities at relatively short notice to get the best weather depending on where I am.
Guided social walking days up some of the more popular mountains.
Intro to rock days at various crags
Special events - including supporting the Dark Skies Festival and educational days looking at mountain flora and fauna
I tend to publicise these on the AFS Mountaineering Facebook Page at short notice so do follow me! But there are a few social events I've planned in advance and these are shown below.
On these Day events, I deal with the route planning and guiding, leaving you to enjoy the day, take photographs, have a new adventure and chat to folk or learn new skills on rock!
I grade the walks with a grading system of 1-5 (where 1 is a straight forward beginners day on good tracks and 5 are long and strenuous mountain days).
So do follow us on Facebook to find out about events. However, the pre-planned social events are shown below and you can book onto these whenever you like. Please see below!
Spring & Summer 2020
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak - I will not be running the individual guided days open trips this year. However, some of the bigger weekend mini holiday weekends are still running for a reduced number of people. You can find these here
Wales and Scotland are operating at a different pace from England so no trips will happen there until August at the earliest (this may change as the devolved administrations deem fit).
Navigation courses will not run until the National Navigation Award Scheme Board of Directors announce they can run.
Climbing courses for 2 people can be delivered privately - please get in touch if interested
However, I can run private guiding for up to 5 people across Northern England. Please get in touch to inquire.
Autumn 2020 - Winter 2021
During Winter 2021 (January - March) I will mainly be around Aviemore and Fort William running winter skills courses. However it is likely that I'll put on some guided day walks around some of the Munros in the area. This will be entirely weather dependent and will be announced on our Facebook page. But the planned events are below:
Spring & Summer 2021
AND MORE TO COME!
Guided Trips & Special Events - Frequently asked questions
Is this suitable for me?
It depends on what you are after in terms of an experience and how much walking experience you have! I will always try and accommodate everyone but if unsure please drop me an email.
What do I need to bring?
You can see the recommended kit list here. I can provide spares and other bits of equipment so long as you let me know in advance! I'll do my best to bring stuff along.
Where do we meet?
Please click on the individual event to find out about the meeting time and place. Due to conditions underfoot I may have to alter the start point (this can especially be true in the Fisherfield trip!). If that's the case I'll send an email to anyone booked to come on the trip.
I'm coming from further afield, where can I stay nearby?
This is up to you depending on your budget. I can make recommendations nearby should you be unsure. Simply send me an email
What's not included?
How much is the event and how do I book?
The events are priced individually based on how complex they are and where they are. To book please see the individual event pages and ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions and the recommended gear list for the particular activity/season.
I can't make the dates you are offering but I want to do the trip
What are the Terms & Conditions?
I've got some more general questions...
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