Whilst, for many years, the main emphasis of my trips has been providing adventurous expeditions for young people, including those with a visual impairment, my main emphasis is now focused on providing experiences for adults. I am still keen to help with trips for young people, but I tend now not to go on them myself.
Hence I work mostly with:
- Adult overseas expeditions, consisting of an extended trek, up to a maximum of around 4000m, lasting up to 21 days, a cultural experience and the opportunity to contribute financially to a community project. My days of going to 6000m+ are gone.
- UK based expeditions, which follow long distance trails. These usually last up to 9 days and can have the additional attraction of raising money for charity.
A training programme designed to help with team building, fitness and general preparation precedes all trips and expeditions.
My aim is to give everybody a lifetime experience and for the maximum number, within a group, to achieve the targets for their expedition. I have twenty five year’s experience of leading expeditions. Over 700 people, young and not so young, have travelled with me on almost fifty expeditions.
In the UK I have a number of long distance trails to my credit including Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, the alternative Coast to Coast (Lindisfarne – Ravenglass), The Lakeland Round, Holyhead – St David’s, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, John O’Groats – Lands End (as a relay), the Wye Valley Trail, the North Cotswold Diamond Way, Hadrian’s Wall, the Dales Way, St Cuthbert’s Way and most recently the Wessex Ridgeway.
Every trip requires a basic level of fitness, which can be achieved through regular hill-walking or gym work. Group training walks build friendships as well as fitness. So come on, get involved, and have some fun!
For more information please contact John Walton