What’s coming up

8-12.7.19 School activity camp in the Brecon Beacons

1-5.7.19 NCS outdoors with Entrust Outdoors in the Brecon Beacons

29-30.6.19 Lake District route reccies around Ambleside

28-29.6.19 D of E Bronze Assessment in the White Peak with Entrust

27.6.19 Reccying new routes in the White Peak with Thalia

24-25.6.19 Caving, orienteering and campcraft at Entrust Outdoors

22-23.6.19 Bronze D of E with Entrust Outdoor Education

22.6.19 Day walk around Grasmere and Rydal Water with Collette Holidays

20-21.6.19 Early Expeditions on the Sugar Loaf with BXM Expeditions

17-19.6.19 Supervising student led mountain days in the Beacons with School Camp

15-16.6.19 Bronze Training D of E in the Chilterns with BXM Expeditions

11.6-14.6.19 School Camp in the Brecon Beacons

7-9.6.19 Silver D of E in the Purbecks with School Camp

6.6.19 Camps International leader training ahead of the Tanzania Summer expedition

5.6.19 Meeting with Tribal Tracks to discuss leading a Uganda expedition for them

29.5-1.6.19 Gold D of E practice in the Dark Peak with School Camp

24-25.5.19 Bronze D of E practice at Cannock Chase with Entrust and Blyth Bridge School

22-23.5.19 School camp in Ormskirk

19.5.19 D of E training walk with Awards Solutions

18.5.19 Grasmere-Wordsworth and nature walk with Collette Holidays

16.5.19 Meeting my school team ahead of this Summer’s expedition to Tanzania…very exciting!

15.5.19 Centre day at Standon Bowers OEC with Entrust Outdoors

11.5.19 Charity fundraising day in the Dark Peak with The Davies Group

9.5.19 The Dark Peak with Enita from New York City

27-28.4.19 D of E training with BXM Expeditions

27.4.19 Grasmere walking tour with Collette Tours

21.4.19-24.4.19 Scotland reccying new routes

13.4.19-20.4.19 West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking

28.3.19-5.4.19 Expedition to Kenya with Camps International and DBS JP

23-24.3.19 The D of E training with Entrust keeps on coming ! We love it!

20-21.3.19 A Yorkshire overnighter with Thalia in Yorkshire

16-17.3.19 D of E Silver training with Entrust and Chellaston Academy

9-11.3.19 Exploring the area around the Thames with BXM on D of E practice and training

2.3.19-3.3.19 First D of E training of the season with Entrust in Staffordshire

15.2.19-22.2.19 Expedition to Vietnam with Camps International and ASD,Dubai

29.1.19-8.2.19 Expedition to Tanzania with Camps International and Blyth School, Qatar

17.9-11.10.18 Camps International expedition to Cambodia

4-10.9.18 Sea kayaking and trekking in Norway with Geej, Dan, Seb and Eddy

25.8-2.9.18 West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking

22.7-19.8.18 Camps International expedition to Malawi

16.7.18 Walk and beer tasting in the Peak District with Stu

9-13.7.18 Gold D of E assessment in the Brecon Beacons

7-8.7.18 Bronze D of E with Entrust

30.6-1.7.18 Bronze D of E with Entrust

25-29.6.18 Multi activity camp, Windsor

23.6.18 Half day walk from Grasmere for Collette Travel

19.6.18 Corporate day out for Alan Blundell Ltd in the Dark Peak

16-17.6.18 Bronze practice expedition with BXM Expeditions

12-15.6.18 School camp and hiking in the Brecon Beacons

9-10.6.18 D of E Bronze Practice with Alleyne Academy and Entrust

7.6.18 Showing Carla and Abigail the sites around Grasmere

4-5.6.18 Days 4&5 on the West Highland Way from Crianlarich to Kinlochleven

30.5.18-2.6.18 Gold Practice D of E in the Dark Peak

26.5.18 Davies Group Charity Fundraiser event in the Dark Peak

22-24.5.18 CRUX project on Tryfan and Snowdon with BXM Expeditions

20.5.18 Snowdon with Maximum Adventure

19.5.18 A Grasmere circular route with Collette Holidays

16.5.18 Meet my team for this Summer’s Malawi expedition

11-13.5.18 D of E Silver practice with Entrust on Cannock Chase

7-9.5.18 Wild camp expedition in Snowdonia with BXM and the CRUX Project

5-6.5.18 Bronze D of E practice in Northamptonshire with BXM and Sponne High School

30.4-3.5.18 Milngavie to Crianlarich on the West Highland Way, reccy for a Summer job with Thistle Trekking

21-22.4.18 First visit to The Chilterns for a Bronze D of E practice

19.4.18 Leader training at the Camps International office, getting the lowdown on my trip to Malawi this Summer

14-15.4.18 Training D of E weekend in|Staffordshire with Entrust

10-13.4.18 Bronze D of E practice in Ashdown Forest with Aim High and Dulwich College

3-6.4.18 Gold D of E practice in the Dark Peak with Entrust

22.3.18-30.3.18 Expedition to Kenya with Camps International and Dubai British School

6.2.18-15.2.18 Expedition to Nepal with Camps International and King’s Al-Barshar

w/b 29.1.18 Off to Scotland to (hopefully) play in the snow with Al

25.1.18 A day out in the Lake District with Martin and Rob

25.11-10.12.17 Expedition to Cambodia with Camps International and Team Australia

1.11.17-10.11.17 Expedition to Kenya with Camps International and GEMS School

22.10.17 NCS expedition walk in Staffordshire with Entrust

16-19.10.17 Borrowdale walking with CGO and Leeds Beckett University

14.10.17 Snowdon with Climbing Out and CGO

10.10.17-11.10.17 D of E with Applied Expeditions

6.10.17-9.10.17 D of E assessment with Aim High and Teddington School

30.9-1.10.17 Walking in the Brecon Beacons with Gareth

25.9.17-29.9.17 Some personal walking in Pembrokeshire

23-24.9.17 D of E bronze assessment with Entrust in the White Peak

16.9.17 Yorkshire 3 Peaks with Action for Children

12.9.17 A day in the Lakes with Beatrice from the USA, exploring Wordsworth country

11.9.17 Hunger Games activity day at Walton Firs

8-9-.9.17 Cotswolds Trekathon with Global Adventure Challenge

5-6.9.17 Walking in the Peak District with Clint and Paul from the USA

22-24.8.17 Lake District with Nathan and the Friends of the Lake District

18.7-15.8.17 Off to Ecuador on expedition with Camps International and Kennet School

11-13.7.17 Brecon Beacons for some hill walking and school activities

8-9.7.17 Bronze D of E practice with Entrust and Madeley High

5.7.17 A Snowdon day with Lakeland Mountain Guides and Birmingham Uni

4.7.17 Another day at Standon Bowers

29.6-1.7.17 D of E silver qualifier with BXM in Yorkshire

24-25.6.17 D of E bronze qualifier with BXM in Wiltshire

21.6.17 Walk from Grasmere with Jamie and six friends visiting from Canada

17.6.17 Another Yorkshire 3 Peaks, this time with Lost Earth Adventures

13-16.6.17 Working on a school activity week down in the beautiful Brecon Beacons

10-11.6.17 D of E Training for a new Bronze team with Entrust

7.6.17 Going down to Kennet School to meet my team that will be coming on expedition to Ecuador with Camps International and me

5-6.6.17 Caving, low ropes, bridge building and orienteering at Standon Bowers

3-4.6.17 Bronze qualifying D of E in the White Peak

26-28.5.17 Open Silver D of E practice expedition at Cannock Chase

23-24.5.17 Standon Bowers centre work with Entrust

20-21.5.17 D of E around Malham with BXM Expeditions and St. Aiden’s

18-19.5.17 Back to back Yorkshire 3 Peaks with RAW and Al Fresco Adventures

15-17.5.17 Back at Standon Bowers for pond dipping, low ropes and caving!

13-14.5.17 Another D of E practice in Cannock Chase with Entrust

9.5.17 First Snowdon day of the year with Maximum Adventure

5-7.5.17 Madeley High School D of E Silver practice expedition in Cannock Chase

2-4.5.17 Centre work in Staffordshire with Entrust

29-30.4.17 D of E Bronze practice in Wiltshire with BXM Expeditions and Downend School

27.4.17 A visit to Wales for some Welsh walking with Jo, Iona and Hamish, the daschund

25-26.4.17 Some centre work with Entrust at Standon Bowers OEC

22-23.4.17 Yet more D of E!! Silver training with Entrust and Madeley High School

17-20.4.17 D of E in Ashdown Forest with Aim High Expeditions

8-9.4.17 D of E Bronze training with Entrust and Thistley Hough High School

31.3.17-3.4.17 First D of E of 2017. Silver practice with BXM Expeditions and Highgate School

25.3.17-26.3.17 Learning about my Summer expedition to Ecuador at the Camps International Leader’s conference

21.3.17-23.3.17 Freelancer conference with School Camps in the Brecon Beacons. Gorge scrambling and D of E supervisor training included!

21.2.17-17.3.17 Off to Nepal…again…for some personal exploration in the Annapurna Sanctuary

9-17.2.17 Off to Nepal with Camps International for a week of outdoor adventure

25-26.1.17 Updating our Outdoor First Aid Qualifications to ensure we provide the best possible service for all our customers!

12.1.17 Heading to Cambodia with Camps International and King’s Al-Barshar school

4.1.17 A day of Dark Peak walking and scrambling with Nathan

11.11.16 Taking Josh from Singapore along the Great Ridge

22-26.10.16 NCS programme at Ingleborough Hall with Leeds Carnegie University

18.10.16 Interview with Thistle Trekking in Wigton

16.10.16 Snowdon with Maximum Adventure

9-14.10.16 Walking on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

6-7.10.16 More Primary school bushcraft and campcraft with Entrust

28.9.16 Yorkshire 3 Peaks with Lost Earth Adventures

26-27.9.16 Primary school bushcraft and campcraft with Entrust in Mansfield

21.9.16 Walking the E1 trail from Echternach in Luxembourg

17-18.9.16 Silver D of E assessment with Entrust

14.9.16 Pen Y Fan with the QE2 Centre team

11.9.16 Snowdon as part of the 3 Peaks in 3 Days with Maximum Adventure

2-4.9.16 Trekfest-The Peaks

10-14.8.16 A few days in Scotland staying in Kinlochleven.

6.8.16 Yorkshire 3 Peaks with RAW and Macmillan

1-29.7.16 Expedition to Peru with Camps International and Beauchamp College including the Salkantay Trail

26-27.6.18 D of E bronze practice with Aim High and Teddington School in the Ashdown Forest

24.6.16 Haystacks and Warnscale Beck with Ed and friends

20-23.6.16 Working with Entrust at Standon Bowers OEC

18-19.6.16 D of E qualifying expedition in the Costwolds with BXM Expeditions

14.6.16 Catbells with Al and Jess from Los Angeles

9-10.6.16 D of E qualifying expedition in The Pentland Hills with the Scottish Outdoor Education Centre

3-5.6.15 Trekfest Brecon Beacons with Global Adventure Challenges and some of the cast of Coronation Street!

30.5.16 Lake District day tour with Vidhey

28-29.5.16 Practice D of E Bronze in Wiltshire with BXM Expeditions

24-25.5.16 Lake District incuding course on non-native flora with Friends of the Lake District

22.5.16 Snowdon summit with Lakeland Mountain Guides

8.5.16 Private guiding with Rae in the Dark Peak

30.4-7.5.16 A week’s holiday in Cornwall!!

27-28.4.16 Peak District wild camp with returning customer Sam

23-24.4.16 D of E Bronze training in the Peak District with BXM Expeditions

16-17.4.16 D of E training weekend in Essex with Aim High Expeditions

9-10.4.16 Camps International leaders weekend in the New Forest

6.4.16 Snowdonia day challenge with School Camps

28-31.3.16 Silver D of E practice exped in the Brecon Beacons with BXM Expeditions and St. John’s School

15-25.3.16 Expedition to Sri Lanka with Camps International and JCB school from Dubai

8.3.16 Kinder Plateau from Hayfield….looking snowy!

27-29.2.16 A Winter Skills course in Aviemore with Cairngorm Adventure Guides, I am very excited about some Scottish Winter walking

9.2.16-18.2.16 Leading King’s Al Bashar school from Dubai on their expedition to Borneo

17.1.16-2.2.16 A trip to the US of A. A bit of Southern life hopefully including the Great Smokey Mountains

6-7.1.15 A long overdue catch up with Nathan in the Peak District

22.12.15 An interview day with Carnegie Outdoors in Leeds

15-16.12.15 Staying at Ambleside YHA and exploring the area

1-3.12.15 staying at the newly spruced up Pen Y Pass YHA, expecting some wet walking

16.11.15 A circular walk from Hathersage to Bretton via Bretton Clough

9-10.11.15 Visiting Rob and Suze in the Southern Lakes

23.10.15 Another Lake District day tour with another Dr Nandy !!

19-21.10.15 Last few sessions of caving, low ropes and orienteering with Entrust

12-16.10.15 A 3rd week of wriggling through caves and building bridges with Entrust at Standon Bowers OEC

6-8.10.15 Firebuilding, caving and bridge building with Entrust

29.9-2.10.15 Caving, team games, bushcraft and other activities at Standon Bowers with Entrust

13.9.15 Heading off to Western Australia with Al to walk part of the Cape to Cape Trail thanks to Salewa clothing

11.9.15 Walking in the Lakes with Christina from Hong Kong

9.9.15 Showing Antonio from Abu Dhabi the beauty of the Peak District

7.9.15 Taking Patricia from the USA on a “homecoming” tour of the Dark Peak

4-5.9.15 Working at the Trekfest charity event in the Hope Valley

17.7.15-14.8.15  On expedition in Uganda with Camps International and Kennet School

11.7.15 Yorkshire 3 Peaks with School Camps

8-9.7.15 Raft building, caving, bridge building and bushcraft with Entrust

6.7.15 Taking Drew and his wife who are visiting from the USA on a walking tour of the Dark Peak.

2.7.15 Another day with the good folks at Entrust Outdoors Centre

27.6.15 Yorkshire 3 Peaks with Didsbury TOC H RFC

22-26.6.15 Working with the Entrust Outdoor Centre in Staffordshire

20-21.6.15 Working with Action Challenge at Lotherton Hall charity event

6.6.15-10.6.15 Off to the North Yorkshire Moors with Ruthy, Jay and Iona

2-4.6.15 Working with the Entrust Outdoor Centre in Staffordshire

23.5.15 Yorkshire 3 Peaks with Maximum Adventure supporting The Lamplighters Charity

18th-21st.5.15 Snowdonia expedition with The Bushcraft Company

11th-15th.5.15 Snowdonia expedition with The Bushcraft Company

5.5.15 School meeting with Kennett School who I am taking to Uganda on their Camps International expedition

28.4.15 Entrust outdoors selection event

23.4.15 Across to Llanberis to meet Stephan from The Bushcraft Company, looking forward to it!

18/19.4.15 Down to the New Forest for Camps International leader event

17.4.15 Taking Sam on his first ever wild camp in the Dark Peak

9.4.15 Walking and scrambling in Wales with Gary

28.3-2.4.15 Working in the Brecon Beacons with Aim High Expeditions on a D of E practice week!

25.3.15 Taking Dr Nandy and Dr Lodh on a photography tour of the Southern Lakes

23.3.15 Taking Dr Nandy and Dr Lodh on a photography tour of the Dark Peak

21.3.15 Helping out the World Challenge fundraising run event in Newcastle. Good luck to all the participants as they work towards their goals!

17.3.15 Taking Bradt guide book author, Helen Moat, out on a Dark peak exploration

12/13.3.15 Selection event for Outlook Expeditions near Llanberis

28.2.15 Off to La Plagne for a week of skiing with Ruthy

18/19.2.15 Off to Snowdonia, thinking Moel Wnion/Gryn etc and a night in Llanberis YHA

29.1.15 A break from walking as I head to the US to visit New York and see my brother in Ohio

23.1.15 Out to Bleaklow from Old Glossop with Jo, expecting Wintery conditions

22.1.15 First meeting of the BMC Hillwalking focus group

11/12.1.15 Catching up with Nathan for some adventures in the White Peak

6.1.15 White Nancy, The Gritstone Trail and The Cheshire Ring Canal

30.12.14 Lyme Park in the snow with Ruthy

25.12.14 Eating, drinking and being merry in Belfast with the Clan McAllister!

13.12.14 Kinder from Win Hill with Al

20/21.11.14 A long overdue return to the Lake District

4/5.11.14 Mam Tor Great Ridge and Kinder with Joanne

W/b 20.10.14 Recovering from shin splints at the moment and then heading south to Sussex to explore 1066 country

8.10.14 Off to Tunisia for a week-no work, just play!

4.10.14 Leading a Yorkshire 3 Peaks expedition with Mountain Monkeys

26.9.14 Off to the Lakes with Al for a full day walk on the Coledale Horseshoe

19/20.9.14 D of E training expedition with Manchester High School for Girls

16.9.14 Some countryside walking in Oxfordshire

1-7.9.14 In France exploring the possibility of a walking trip based near Bergerac next year…very exciting!

27-29.8.14 Supporting Class Adventure and West Berkshire Training Consortium on their Snowdonia expedition

22.8.14 The next in our series of Summer family walks in Lathkill Dale

19.8.14 Family walk to the spectacular hidden cavern of Lud’s Church

12.8.14 Walking the Kinder edges with Nathan

11.8.14 First of our series of Summer walks for the family taking in Mam Tor and the surrounding area

4-8.8.14 A week of work with Class Adventure at their base camp in Shrewsbury, plenty of fun activities

2/3.8.14 Camping and walking at Horton-in-Ribblesdale with Al, Kate, Dave, Vicky, Ruth, Jen and Paul. We will be staying in the perfect base for ascents of Ingleborough or Pen-Y-Ghent

17.7.14 Private guiding on Scafell Pike. Taking a group from SINCIL college in Lincoln up to the top of England’s highest peak and to enjoy the view voted the finest in the country.

16.7.14 A day to myself in the Lake District, will be heading over towards Wasdale




5 thoughts on “What’s coming up

  1. Teresa Arthur
    Teresa Arthur / Reply February 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Do you have an update on the next walks

    • IanH
      IanH / Reply February 17, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Hi Teresa, I am putting together a timetable of “Reader’s Walks” which will probably launch around Easter. There will be a couple of walks a month that readers of both the blog and the newspaper column will be able to join at a small cost and these will be advertised on both the webpage and in the paper. If you would like me to contact you directly once the final details are confirmed then please let me know. Thanks Ian

  2. Teresa Arthur
    Teresa Arthur / Reply March 8, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks Ian, I’d really appreciate it if you could email me once the details are final so that i can look at the webpage.

    • IanH
      IanH / Reply March 9, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Of course, hoping to have it all sorted out by next week 🙂

  3. Teresa Arthur
    Teresa Arthur / Reply March 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    p.s. on taauk@yahoo.com 🙂

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