- You want to explore the best of Britain's hiking - regularly - not once in a blue moon!
- You're fed up of feeling lazy and caged in the city
- You miss the quiet of the outdoors - it fills your soul
- You prefer to travel at your OWN PACE - not with a group of strangers
- You don't have TIME to go hiking!
- You're ready to fall in love with the British countryside
- You don't have a car (or prefer not to use one)
- You're overwhelmed by the options and don't know where to start
- You can't afford to hire a 1-2-1 guide each time you travel
- You'd rather not spend days and weeks researching the options and logistics
- You'd love the achievement of having completed a fantastic walk at the weekend
- You're new to hiking in Britain (ex-pats, students, Londoners)
- You're fed up of walking down alleyways and through suburbs in the south-east and want to see some proper, wild countryside
- You've done some hiking already - around London or in another country - but want to do more
- You can navigate from an Ordnance Survey map
- You’ve recently moved to London and don’t want to give up your passion for hiking, but don’t know where to start.
- Or you’ve always wanted to visit places like the Lake District and explore more of the U.K. countryside, treating yourself to more challenging walks, but you haven’t got around to looking into it.
- You dream about being out amongst the mountains, on the wild and windy moorland, in the heart of the hills, or on a trail winding into the bracken-covered fells.
- Nothing makes me jump up and down with glee more than knowing I've helped someone hike an area of the country that they've never explored before.
- I just love giving people the tools and know-how to have the most amazing hiking weekends.
- Britain is a truly beautiful country - I want you to see it like I have.
- I want to provide you with EXACTLY what you need to know to plan your own amazing hiking weekends and travel independently, at your own pace.
- I want to make you smile on Monday morning on your way to work when you think of your weekend, filled with an incredible sense of achievement
- I completely LOVE researching itineraries and options to help you have the most amazing weekend ever.
- I totally get that you want to go at your own pace - not with a group of strangers (me too).
- I totally GET that you need to know the LOGISTICS of how to get to these walks when you're based in London or nearby.
- I've been doing weekend hiking trips for 10 years and when I first started, I had to research for days and combine information from a million different sources to plan my trip - I want to save you from that tedium!
Imagine commuting on the tube on Monday morning with a smile on your face - filled with a huge sense of achievement and knowing you've just got back from a fantastic hiking weekend.
Imagine exploring some of Britain's best hiking without having to use up all your holidays or take weeks off work.
Imagine not missing out on Britain's stunning countryside even though you live in London.
Not putting it off any longer.
Not feeling LAZY any more!
I know exactly how that feels... the 'itchy feet' syndrome.
When I haven't been hiking for a long time I start to feel very frustrated.
I feel so lethargic... like I'm half asleep, trudging through my daily routines in a fog.
Do you ever feel this?
Like you've got cabin fever?
(It doesn't help that commuting on the tube every day can want to make you curl up in a ball and head back to bed).
I know that feeling all too well.
It took me about 5 years of living in London to get to this point.
I grew up in the north of England and went hiking a lot with my parents.
But when I moved to London, I missed it all.
I started to feel like the only way I'd ever have these amazing experiences of the countryside was to leave London - but that wasn't going to happen any time soon.
I was fed up of missing out.
So I made my mind up to go hiking more.
Despite living in London - about as far away from the hills as you can get.
Despite not having a car.
Despite having very little holidays left.
I decided this was important to me, it was part of who I am, and I wasn't going to give myself any more excuses.
Hiking gave me an incredible sense of being ALIVE.
It filled me with a sense of achievement that made life in the city much more bearable.
Out on the hills, walking through somewhere new, climbing a mountain or just navigating a trail... it makes my brain fizz.
I felt FREE again.
I felt at peace.
I felt enthusiastic, and incredibly lucky to live in this country.
So why didn't I go out on the hills earlier?
There are several reasons why I didn't go hiking for a long time.
1) Location, location, location.
London is at the other end of the country from the hills. It feels so very far away from the windswept, atmospheric moors of Dartmoor or the craggy fells of Cumbria.
Truly it feels sometimes like you're on a different planet.
But when you actually look at the practicalities, you find out that you can get to somewhere totally stunning in just a few hours - one evening.
It blew my mind when I realised I could finish work and be in the Lake District a few hours later.
Another problem is:
You need time to go on these walks.
But you have to work! And your major holidays are already fully accounted for.
So do you give it up?
This is EXACTLY why I created Walk Your Weekends.
I was fed up of feeling like I had to PUT OFF my love of the outdoors because I had little time and lived far away from the hills.
I realised there was no perfect time to fit this into my life.
I was waiting for a time that would possibly never happen.
Waiting until I moved out of London.
Waiting until I had more time to hike (like when would that happen?).
Waiting until I had someone to hike with.
But then it got to the stage when I couldn't wait any longer.
I wanted it in my life NOW.
So I realised: just do it in your weekends!
No holidays required - maybe just the odd day or two here and there to make a long weekend.
You don't have to do it all the time - just four weekends a year can make a huge difference.
Think what you can achieve in just four weekends:
You could climb Britain's highest mountains.
Complete a long distance trail.
Visit achingly beautiful places that will give you lifelong memories.
So what else is stopping you?
The thing that stopped me for a long time was this:
WHERE on earth do you go?
And HOW do you get there with no car?
WHERE are the best places to stay, eat, and picnic?
WHAT do you do when you get there?
WHAT if the weather is so bad you can't do your original planned hike?
HOW can I stay safe?
So I set about researching.
I read years of outdoor magazines, obsessively collected them and tore out and filed away the routes by region.
I read books about hiking Britain and poured over maps, train and bus timetables.
I found out where to stay and I grilled my relatives - who still lived in the North of England - for their top tips.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity...” - John Muir
Because it will make you feel FREE.
Because it will let you experience Britain in a totally unique way.
Because you'll get to see the real Britain - not just the touristy big city side.
Because connecting with nature feeds your soul.
Because when you're stuck in the tube tunnel commuting to the office you'll have some incredible memories to make you smile.
Because hiking through these places will be etched into your brain forever.
Because Britain's countryside is beautiful.
Because you need space to think.
Because you need to blow off the cobwebs.
Because you want to experience Britain like a local.
Because you haven't experienced Britain until you've hiked it.
Because if you don't do it now, when will you?
HOW do you hike the best of Britain with no holidays? = Do it at the weekends.
HOW do you get there with no car? = Use public transport.
HOW do you get home to London on Sunday night from a remote location where the bus stops don't even exist? = I can tell you!
HOW do you make the most of your weekend and not waste it walking a rubbish route? = That's where I can help!
WHERE can I see some of the most beautiful British scenery and still do it in a weekend? = Read on!
HOW do you account for the need to change plans at the last minute? = Have Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C.
I have done many of these weekend walks on my own.
(And I like it that way).
Hiking is often MY time. . . time to let my brain relax, to meditate, to feel connected with nature.
I completely understand this, so I've prepared the guides in Walk Your Weekends for you so that you can go on your own hikes independently and travel at your own pace.
The only downside is not being able to take good photos of yourself...
Traveling (especially by train) does feel expensive sometimes.
But here's what got me over the 'eek' factor when clicking 'Buy now' to get my tickets.
- It's cheaper overall than owning and running a car (fact).
- It's the greenest way to travel.
- It's faster than traveling by car. I can get there in 3 hours not 5.
- It's perfect for evening travel. I can eat my dinner, read the newspaper (or my maps) and sup a coffee.
- It means I can do point-to-point hiking (which I love).
- It's enabling me to have experiences I'll remember FOR EVER (collect memories, not things).
- There is nothing more exciting than that moment when the train sets off from a London station about to whisk you away somewhere heart achingly beautiful..
- Some people spend this amount of money on a single shopping trip (clothes?). I don't.
- It's enabling me to support the local communities by being a 'tourist' in the area.
Collect memories, not things.
So to get the cheapest train tickets you have to book your weekend in advance.
But what if the weather is bad on the weekend I booked?
You know what I think if this happens to me?
I DON'T CARE.
- YES, I'd prefer to be able to see the views properly.
- YES, it means I have to be prepared for anything and pack waterproofs (waterproof trousers are a MUST!)
- YES, I have to be more careful and aware of safety.
- YES, maybe I'll have to revert to my Plan B hike (always have a Plan B!).
But it's all part of the experience! With the rain on my face I feel connected to nature, wild, alive.
My brain is fizzing as I cope with the challenge of navigating the trail.
So WHAT if it's rainy. You know what?
I could be on the fells in the rain or trudging home from Sainsburys at home in the rain. Where would I prefer to be? Where would you prefer to be?
The weather is all part and parcel of hiking in Britain. And sometimes, yes, it sucks. But I adjust my attitude.
Refreshed and revitalised in the rain vs. running from the rain.
What does walking in bad weather bring me?
a) a sense of achievement and challenge.
I managed to complete my hike despite the 'bad' weather!
b) beautiful solitude and peace
...as the rain or cloud descends, people disappear. I have the hills to myself.
c) connection with the elements
We are so cocooned in the city. You forget how it feels to be in so much wind you can barely stand, or to put your face up to the thrashing rain, mouth open, like a child again, or even just to see as the drizzle makes the leaves shake and the birds hop about and the snails come out.
d) a different way of seeing
In the cloud, there is a completely different feeling.
I've felt spooked, I've felt excited, I've felt nervous, I've felt proud of myself.
Things loom out at you, trees seem different.
I've even seen a troll (true story).
Do you know once in London people PAID and QUEUED for HOURS to get into Anthony Gormley's Cloud simulator in the Barbican. You stepped inside a white box and stumbled about not being able to see anything or anyone. You lost the edges.
This is an experience people pay for.
e) living not missing out
You are not missing out on something if it rains. This IS LIFE. This is nature. This is living.
As they say on the internet, THIS.
Out in the wild, not caged up in a hot, sweaty tube carriage doing the same journey you've done twice a day for the last 5 years.
Weather is like nature's poetry.
It guarantees you a unique experience on your hike.
No-one else - NO-ONE - will ever experience it in quite the same way you will.
In our world of standardised packaged products and cookie cutter cloned vegetables isn't that pretty amazing?
Look, I haven't walked everywhere in Britain (yet). There are still places on my wish list.
But here are the weekends that are explained in detail in Walk Your Weekends.
These are the weekends I tell my friends to do if they ask me how to explore the best of British countryside walking.
Deep in the heart of the Lake District, in the little village of Elterwater, you’ll really feel like you’re away from it all, with the opportunity to climb one of Wainwright’s favourite fells, tick off the classic Langdale Pikes and rest your weary legs with a pint in the famous Old Dungeon Ghyll hikers pub. This is a very strenuous mountain walk with lots of drama.
If you’ve never been to Langdale before, this is a great way of diving right in and experiencing some of the classic fells and walks in the Lake District.
Ulverston to Langdale
This walk follows the first two days of the Cumbria Way from Ulverston, on the coast, heads through tranquil farmland at first, then enters the Lake District via some some wilder and more rugged paths, finally winding its way to Coniston along the Lake.
Day 2′s views are spectacular as the path heads through some of the Lake District’s most picturesque spots including Tarn Hows, Colwith and Skelwith waterfalls, Elterwater and Langdale, ending at the famous hiker’s pub the Old Dungeon Ghyll.
Kinder Scout, Bleaklow and the Pennine Way
The Pennine Way: well, what can I say? This is the oldest national trail in the UK, stretching 268 miles from Edale to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland. It is a very famous walk, full of history, atmosphere, adventure, misty wilderness, brooding moorland scenery, and weather-worn rocks!
On this weekend you will walk the first two days of the Pennine Way, from Edale to Diggle through the heart of the ‘Dark Peak’ (so called for its notorious peaty bogs!). This offers a wonderful taster of the trail and takes you into some areas of the countryside familiar Manchester locals over the peak district moorland plateau Kinder Scout, Bleaklow and Black Hill.
Petersfield to Amberley
An hour’s morning train journey and you’re on grassy paths in the South Downs with excellent views, amidst butterflies and wild flowers, often with birds of prey hovering overhead. On a good day you can see for miles from the many viewpoints, to the sea and inland across the south-east. The paths are good and navigation is easy.
This section also has many interesting ancient sites of interest such as ancient burial grounds, mysterious tumuli and monuments. Unlike much of the South Downs, this stretch is quite varied as you go through a good mixture of grassy, chalky downland, country fields, and woodland.
Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe and Ben Nevis
Taking the sleeper train you’ll wake up deep in bonnie Scotland. You’ll cross the remote wilderness of Rannoch Moor – home to herds of red deer – to the head of Glen Coe, with dramatic views of the mountain Buachaille Etive Mòr behind. Walk down Glen Coe, where each turn in the road brings a more amazing viewpoint. Climb up to the Hidden (or Lost) Valley, where the clan MacDonald hid rustled cattle. The next day is the opportunity to climb Ben Nevis, Britain’s biggest mountain. But the trip is not over yet; head straight to the sleeper train and glue yourself to the window for one of the most incredible train journeys in the UK.
A classic Lake District circular ridge walk starting from the town of Ambleside, the Fairfield Horseshoe takes in several Wainwright fells and will certainly blow the cobwebs away as you follow the ‘horseshoe’ round.
On Day 2, walk to Windermere via the spectacular viewpoints Wansfell and Orrest Head, which inspired Wainwright to move to the Lake district.
This weekend is based in one location so you will not have to carry your luggage, apart from on Day 2 when you will walk to Windermere.
Edale, Mam Tor and Win Hill
Edale in the Peak District is one of the classic British walking locations. From here the grassy, green White Peak (so called for its limestone) visibly morphs into the brooding, atmospheric, peaty and wild Dark Peak.
The area has been popular with hikers from nearby Manchester and Sheffield for decades and the mass trespass on Kinder Scout, one of the key battles leading to ‘rights of way’ for walkers, took place here.
Tour the vale of Edale, walk its famous ridge and you'll fall in love with the place.
This is a beautiful two day walk along the South Downs. The walking is easy but the views are rewarding and give a fantastic flavour of this part of the world. Starting in the characterful town of Lewes, this route follows grassy tracks along chalky hillsides over a series of lovely viewpoints. At times you feel as though you can see across the whole of the south-east of England.
Visit the Long Man, a mysterious chalk figure carved into the hillside, before reaching the sea at Cuckmere Haven, where the winding river has to be seen to be believed. The next sight is the spectacular ‘Seven Sisters’ white cliffs. Forget the white cliffs of Dover, this is the real deal.
Pentlands and Arthur's Seat
Visiting Edinburgh? Take a high level ridge walk taking in the peaks of the nearby Pentland hills, or in bad weather a low level walk is suggested. Both end in the Flotterstone Inn, where you can while away a few hours having some hearty pub grub and a few pints whilst you wait for the bus back to the city centre.
Finally if visiting Edinburgh you obviously must climb Arthur’s seat; I suggest a good route and an excellent pub lunch option (hello haggis!). Yes, it’s all about the pubs. It’s a hard life sometimes isn’t it?
Malham and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks
Walk through some of Yorkshire’s stunning scenery along some of the best bits of the iconic Pennine Way past Malham Cove with its fascinating limestone pavements and then climbing the distinctive Pen-y-Ghent, one of Yorkshire’s famous three peaks.
A third day, highly recommended option involves staying another night in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and topping off your weekend by completing the other two peaks: Ingleborough and Whernside.
Is it sad to admit I actually ENJOY researching this subject - how to get people out of London and on to the hills?
My friends tell me I have:
- "Attention to detail and an ability to create and work in systems steadily and without going mad."
Here are some things people have said about the hiking advice I've given them:
- "Thank you so much - this is over and above anything I hoped you'd be able to share. Sincere thanks from the two of us for your time, and all the details." - enquiry via londonhiker.com
- "I really don't know what to say, thank you so much for making the video and explaining everything in detail, thanks a lot!" - enquiry via londonhiker.com
- "The trip was beautiful, your pack extremely helpful and detailed, and as spring comes I plan on continuing with the other trips!Your pack is exactly what I was looking for when moving to London, I’m so lucky I found it!" - - Anneli K
- “I had a FANTASTIC day walking from Ulverston to Coniston, it was well worth it.I had a great time and I can’t wait to try another one soon. Thanks again Catherine, I really wouldn’t have made the effort had I not stumbled upon your site.” Craig Murphy
No I haven't walked everywhere in Britain.
No I haven't done as much as some folks have.
But as they say I've been around... and where I've been I have FALLEN IN LOVE WITH.
I want to help you get there, too.
I remember being worried about this when I first went out hiking on my own.
Could I keep myself safe?
But I knew if I was prepared for anything, took sensible precautions, trusted my instincts as well as used my brain, and was always prepared to CHANGE my plans, I'd be okay.
(This is such a key part of walking your weekends, especially in Mountain areas. You have to have a Plan B.
That's why in Walk Your Weekends I give you Plan B ideas for every weekend AND escape route information for each walk.
You definitely don't want to travel all the way there and feel completely lost for ideas if the weather means you can't do your preferred hike and had no other plans. You'd be completely fed up!).
But what if I was walking on my own and... you know... someone attacked me?
This thought did cross my mind.
Then I got angry and stubborn.
Why should I, as a woman, give up something I LOVE? Do I need a chaperone with me on the hills?
The chances of being attacked are so much higher walking down my own street than on a remote mountainside.
I can't live in fear.
This is my one life to live. I'm not living it in fear!
Now THAT'S what I'm talking about.
Food is so important when you're hiking!
And don't get me started on TEA.
In Walk Your Weekends I tell you exactly where you can get your food from, lunchtimes and evenings. I'll even tell you the best pub in the village - you know, the one the locals go to with the roaring fire and the dogs, and the pints of real ale and PIES.
Get those boots out of the wardrobe.
Dust 'em off.
Let's pack up and get going!
Detailed instructions for 10 fantastic walking weekends you can start to use immediately
Don’t get stuck in decision paralysis – I’ll help you choose the right walk for you
I’ll tell you what maps are most useful and cost effective to buy
Ask me anything on the private Facebook group!
- I'll explain the logistics of how I walked my weekends
- This week you'll decide WHERE your next hiking trip will be!
Walk Through Videos
I’ll talk you through each of the weekends in video with pictures and tips
Ask me anything on the private Facebook group!
- I'll talk you through each of the weekends (with pictures!)
- This week, choose exactly WHAT you'll do during your weekend.
When the Weather Sucks
What do to, how to prepare, how to not let the British weather stop you from hiking
Practice and Prep
I’ll give you ideas of how to prepare for 2 day hiking if you need to improve your fitness.
I’ll help you untangle transport and accomodation
Ask me anything in the private Facebook group
- I'll share with you my top tips for coping with the British weather.
- I'll tell you how to master public transport
- I'll suggest some things you can do to prepare for your weekend
- You'll book your weekend - it's ON!
Do's and Dont's
I’ll share my best tips on surviving a weekend hiking trip
You’ll get a simple checklist to help you keep safe on the hills.
Packing made simple
I’ll talk you through my packing and equipment checklist
Ask me anything in the private Facebook group
- I'll talk you through my packing checklist
- Learn some top hiking Do's and Don'ts
- I'll tell you how to keep safe on the hills.
- Prepare for your incredible weekend!
- Get access to the private Facebook group where you can get support from me
- You get lifetime access including all updates and future revisions to Walk Your Weekends
- I'll inspire and motivate you to get on to the hills.
Walk England's biggest mountain in a weekend. I'll work out the logistics and suggested itinerary .
Walk Wales' biggest mountain in a weekend. I'll work out the logistics and suggested itinerary.
(Bonuses will be delivered in Week 5)
Your Weekend Walking Library
Immediate access (from 25th August) to the library of 10 walking weekends so you can start to PLAN and BOOK your hiking weekend straight away.
I've done all the research for you - I've poured all my knowledge and experience into these guides.
These guides will tell you everything you need to know - including which map to buy, how to get there, where to stay, where to walk, where to eat, things to look out for, and background information about each walk.
I won't leave you to read through the 40,000+ words in the library! I'll help you decide which walks are the best for you and talk you through each walk by video, showing you pictures of it.
I'll explain which maps are best to get, how to cope with the British weather, what equipment I use and more.
Make it easy checklists
I'll provide handy checklists to make your planning easy, including the resources you'll need on each of the 10 weekends, what to pack, and how to stay safe.
Banish that 'I think I've forgetten something important' feeling for good, and make packing simple.
I'll answer any questions in our Facebook group or by email if you get stuck organising your weekend hike.
If there's something you can't find out and need to know, I'll do my best to help you.
Motivation and inspiration!
I'll motivate and inspire you to get out on the hills!
During the 4 weeks I'll post up fun, inspiring or useful resources to help motivate you to get out on to the hills.
Detailed instructions on 10 walking weekends you can start to use immediately
I’ll talk you through the walks by video and share my best tips
Checklists to make planning and preparing as easy as possible.
Facebook group for online support from me and motivation!
I spent years accumulating this information
I've got shelves full of hiking books, guides, map and magazines.
I've spent hours and hours peering at train and bus timetables on the internet to try to make these weekends work.
You can totally do all of this yourself if you want to. But if you want to save yourself the time and hassle, I've got it all here ready for you.
For the next 4 weeks, think of me as your virtual hiking consultant.
Can I take Walk Your Weekends anytime?
No, I am running it at specific times so I can offer tailored support. The next round starts on 25th August.
When does it start?
Monday 25th August 2014
How long does it go for?
4 weeks – but extra bonuses are provided in week 5!
Are maps included?
Do I get 1:1 support from you?
During the duration of the course, you can email me your questions if you get stuck planning a hike. You can also ask questions on the group Facebook page and I’ll provide the answer there – as other may find it helpful too!
How much should I expect to spend on transport for these weekends?
It depends on the area you are travelling to but it will be between £30 – £200.
When do I get the bonus itineraries?
These are provided in week 5.
How much hiking do I need to have done?
You should have done some hiking already – walks of at least 10 miles / 16 km. This can be in or around London or elsewhere (e.g. in another country).
How detailed are the route descriptions?
My route descriptions are not micro-detailed (e.g. they are NOT like this: “walk 500 yards, then pass through a green kissing gate, turn left after 10 metres”). They are more like this: “Turn left out of the station. You’ll be following the Cumbria Way for the next 3 miles along the lake side. When you reach a crossroads at Beacon Tarn, take the right hand path”
You will need to read my description alongside a map – I will explain how to see maps online for free.
Do you book travel & accommodation for me?
No. I provide you with the information to do this for yourself.
Can I really climb Ben Nevis in a weekend?
YES! I’ll explain how! And it’ll be amazing!
But summer's coming to an end by the time I book this hike!
There are hikes suitable for winter in Walk Your Weekends. It’s always a good time of year to be booking your next hiking trip!
Are these hikes dangerous?
Some do go up mountains but there is very little scrambling involved and if you are careful and use common sense you should be fine. I include a safety checklist for you so you can be prepared.
How long are these hikes?
A full day will be about 8 – 16.5 miles. A shorter day will be about 6 miles.
Do I have to join the Facebook group?
No it’s totally up to you, but I will be posting extra useful links in there and answering any questions, so I recommend joining.
Is this a hiking club?
No, it is virtual support and information to help YOU plan your hiking weekends and travel INDEPENDENTLY at your own pace.
Can I do them if I live in London?
YES. This is entirely designed around explaining how to walk your weekends if you live in London.
If you live elsewhere, please bear that in mind as all the travel information is worked out around travelling from London and back to London.
Will I have to carry my own luggage on these hikes?
YES several of them are point-to-point hikes so you will be carrying your own clothes etc. However, it’s only for one or two nights so you should be fine, and I provide a packing checklist to help you work out what to take.
What if it's winter now?
Actually this is a great time to PLAN and BOOK your next weekend! You can have something to look forward to when the weather gets better – and do it more cheaply too.
However, at least 3 of the weekends are suitable at any time of year!
Where are these walks located?
Check out the map below for a rough idea.
- You're ready to fall in love with the British countryside
- You're moving to Britain
- You've done some hiking already - around London or in your home country
- You can read & navigate from an Ordnance Survey map
- You prefer to travel at your own pace independently - not with a large group
- You want to explore a range of gorgeous areas around Britain
- You don't have days and weeks to spend researching all the options and then get stuck in decision paralysis
- You prefer to travel by public transport
- You've decided that the cost of transport is totally worth it for the freedom and amazing life long memories you'll have
- You're open to 'roughing it' to save costs where you can
- You want to know what the locals would do
- You don't want to hire a 1-2-1 guide but would love a bit of help and guidance to get you started
- You love a good pub and good grub.
- You love the quiet of the outdoors - it feels your soul.
- You can't think of anything worse than walking outdoors in the rain
- You're really reluctant to - or can't - spend money on transport
- You can't read a map
- You've never done any hiking before
- You've already visited the places in the guides I'm providing
- You like scrambling, ridge walking and taking the 'edgy' routes up mountains
- You're not prepared to book your own travel & accomodation