Mountain Days

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

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:


Dark Skies & Mindfulness

In collaboration with Adventures for the Soul

Weds 7th Oct - Dark Skies & Mindfulness Walk

Sun 1st Nov - Dark Skies & Mindfulness Walk

Thurs 5th Nov - Dark Skies & Fireworks Walk

Sat 14th Nov - Dark Skies & Mindfulness Walk

Weds 2nd Dec - Dark Skies & Mindfulness Walk

Weds 9th Dec - Dark Skies & Mindfulness Walk

Sun 13th Dec - Dark Skies & Mindfulness Walk - Geminids Meteor Shower

Mon 14th Dec - Dark Skies & Mindfulness Walk - Geminids Meteor Shower

9-10th Jan - New Year New You

Fri 12, Sat 13, & Sun 14th Feb - Dark Skies, Yoga & Mindfulness Walk

Level 1 walk - Short easy hill walk

Adventures for the Soul and AFS Mountaineering put on a range of night walks on the North York Moors. These are very much based around mindfulness and at times Yoga. For a full range of dates, please see the Adventures for the Soul website or click here.


For more information and to book:


Spring & Summer 2021



Saturday 29th May 2021 - Sunday 30th May 2021 - Monday 31st May 2021

Level 2 walk - Longer easier hill walks

Snowdonia boasts and amazing array of landscapes and geology in a relatively small area. Rising out of the sea it can be seen from the relatively flat island of Anglessea as a dark brooding barrier to the mainland.

Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and has a number of different approaches to the summit. We'll have an enjoyable day and choose one which suits the group and the weather!


For more information and to book:



Ben Nevis

Saturday 31st July 2021 - Sunday 1st August 2021 - Monday 2nd August 2021

Level 3 walk - Moderate Mountain Day

Adventures for the Soul Come and climb Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain! I'll be in the area for the Scottish Bank Holiday. Only £40pp with discounts available, come and stand on the top of Britain!


For more information and to book:




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. The walks are graded on a 1-5 scale and you can find out more about this in the General FAQs.

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. Don't go and spend a fortune on gear - I can talk about what's good and what might work for you when we meet - especially on beginner days.

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?

Accommodation (if applicable), Food, Personal Insurance, Personal equipment, Transport

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

That's no problem - Just get in touch with me and I'll see what dates you are free and whether I am too. Please also see the Bespoke Adventures page. I tend to run the popular events each year.

What are the Terms & Conditions?

Please see the Terms and Conditions section by clicking the link. You can also see the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy.

I've got some more general questions...

Please see the General FAQ section by clicking the link here. If you've still got questions then please get in touch!


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