Ascents of Adventure

29 Braichmelyn, Bethesda, Gwynedd, LL57 3RD, Wales

Why go walking? Well, the Lake District, Snowdonia and Scotland contain some of the UK's most beautiful scenery and are closer to many people's homes than they may think.

The Lake District is home to England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike

The Snowdonia National Park contains some of the UK's most beautiful and rugged scenery. Snowdonia is home to England and Wales's highest mountain, Yr Wyddfa - often called Snowdon - at 3580 feet, as well as the instantly recognisable profile of Tryfan in the Ogwen Valley

Scotland has, arguably, the finest and wildest walking country in the UK. It's big and has loads of big mountains too. Heights of Scottish mountains are similar to those of the Lakes and Snowdonia but often you have to start walking from nearer to sea level so you have to climb uphill more. Scottish hill days can feel like big days. Scotland, of course, is home to the UKs highest mountain, Ben Nevis. At 4409 feet it is one of the 9 mountains in Scotland to top 4000 feet.

Whatever your aspirations, I can guide you to some awesome places and you'll pick up some new skills along the way too if you want. Don't panic if you haven't got lots of expensive kit, as long as you've got a comfy pair of boots and warm and wet weather clothing - unfortunately the sun doesn't always shine in the British hills!