Hayfork Gully An Teallach

A cold January morning in Hayfork Gully, An Teallach

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North Wales 2021

There are now no restrictions on travelling into and out of Wales. Visitors from other parts of the UK can freely travel into Wales and stay in ‘self-contained’ accommodation. If you’d like to arrange any guided days out in the Snowdonia mountains, just give me a call or drop me an email.

From the 17th of May (subject to a last minute Government review on the 14th) it looks like all types of accommodation will be allowed to open, along with pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Scotland 2021

Scotland has started easing out of lockdown. From the 16th of April there will be no restrictions on Scottish residents visiting the Highlands. From the 17th of May all UK residents can go on holiday in Scotland again. If you’d like to chat about the possibility of arranging any climbing, scrambling or hill walking this spring and summer in the Scottish mountains. Just give me a call or drop me an email.

This website

I’ve made this website live before it’s finished. I’m not sure whether that’s a good or bad thing. It was a lockdown project that has taken way way longer than anticipated. Getting pixels to stay where you want them to is the digital equivalent of herding cats. My head has been fried with coding and too much screen time, and those intense Divi tutorials on YouTube with the fella in the cable knit jumper… well, I needed to take a break.

The previous site was a bit of an antique. It was slowly giving up the ghost and had become unreadable on tablets and mobiles. I tried to ignore the problem, like you do with a noisy wheel bearing on the van, but like the bearing, it only got worse with time.

Hill Walking

Guided hill walks in North Wales and Scotland, for individuals, groups and clubs. Navigation training…


Guided scrambling in North Wales and on Skye’s Cuillin. Intro training days in Snowdonia…

Rock Climbing

Tailor-made courses arranged on request. Guided climbing in North Wales, the Lake District and Scotland…

Winter Skills

Tailor-made courses and training days in the Cairngorms, for individuals, groups and clubs…


Guided mountaineering days – Cairngorms, Glencoe, Torridon, Assynt. Tailored training courses…

Winter Climbing

Intro courses in the Cairngorms. Guided winter climbing anywhere in the HighlandsĀ  …