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Treks & Expeditions

We can provide a tailor-made trek to meet your requirements.  We can organise this for small groups of people in the UK or abroad.

Your leader will be very experienced in providing such trips.  The leader is responsible for your safety but will also add to your enjoyment with their extensive knowledge and experience.

Dad, can I go on Safari to Namibia?" A question which, understandably, stirs up a variety of emotions in parents. Nevertheless, it's a commendable ambition for a young person keen to broaden his or her horizons and grab a worldly view on life an adventure trip has to offer.

No-one takes more care of adventurous young people than Mountains of Adventure and in boss Jim Godfrey parents can rest assured they have a highly qualified, highly trained, dedicated expert on the outdoor industry.

Jim spent much of his life working at a senior level within the public sector, much of his time managing a diverse range of services. In 2010 he branched out and set up his own limited company providing a highly successful consultancy service.

However, the outdoor industry is his first love and developing Mountains of Adventure is key to his future, even at the expense of a very successful career. For the last ten years Jim has worked part-time in the outdoor industry and has a string of qualifications behind him including International Mountain Leader (IML), Summer and Winter Mountain Leader and Trail Cycle Leader.

He has honed his skills with a wide experience of international travel in many different countries including the developing world; is able to lead motivate and develop diverse teams of people with the help of excellent communicating skills focusing on an ability to communicate with people at all levels.

Guided Walks

We can provide a range of guided walks and treks in Dumfries and Galloway.  Each walk is tailor-made to suit you but examples could include:
  • Hartfell Spa (near Moffat) with a visit to the magnificent Devil’s Beeftub and tales of cattle rustling.
  • A visit to one of the biggest waterfalls in Scotland at the Grey Mare’s Tail and the beautifully situated Loch Skeen surrounded by some of the highest hills in Dumfries and Galloway.
  • The beautiful coastal path from Rockcliffe and the picturesque sailing village of Kippford.
  • The Forests and Hills of Galloway and experience a wild and remote landscape.
  • The long-distance paths that cross the region such as the Southern Upland Way or the new Annandale Way
Walks can also be provided based upon a particular theme, for example, wildlife walks around Loch Ken or historic sites.
If you prefer to walk independently, we can help plan your trip and have a wealth of local information and knowledge.

Skills Training

If you’re a confident walker who wants to develop your skills a bit further we can help you.  Perhaps you’d like to improve your navigation so that you feel very confident using a map and compass in all weathers.

Maybe you’ve walked a lot in summer conditions but feel less sure about the winter.  We can provide winter skills training so that you have the skills and confidence to venture out at all times of the year.

Perhaps you’ve already got the core skills but would like a refresher.  We can help you prepare for your mountain leader training and/or assessment.

You’ll be in safe hands as Jim Godfrey (owner of the company) is a qualified summer and winter mountain leader. 

Outdoor Adventure

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to try something completely different, how about the following:

  • Wild camping – let us take you to a remote spot where we will camp for the night.  A chance to watch the sunset and sunrise from the top of a hill or gaze at the stars.  The Galloway Forest Park is the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and one of the best places in Europe to view the sky.
  • Snowholing – for a real outdoor adventure how about building, and spending a night, in a snow hole?  We can organise a trip to the Cairngorms in Scotland and show you how to build your own snow hole.  This is a great experience to share with friends and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how comfortable this can be.

Mountain Biking

We love Mountain Biking and Dumfries and Galloway is one of the best venues in the UK. Being based in the area, we know the local landscape and the hidden natural trails and can provide guided tours. If you are new to Mountain Biking, we can help you gain the core skills so that you will soon be confident taking your mountain biking to new heights. If you don't have your own bike or equipment then don't worry we can organise this locally.