Phone 01874 730080
|Expedition Skills Module||19/04/2015|
|Conservation and restoration of the UK's mountains and uplands||10/05/2023||0.50|
|South Wales Area Night Navigation||20/10/2022||0.50|
|Glacial Landscapes of the Brecon Beacons||04/09/2021||1.00|
|online webinar (any approved provider) (Any approved provider )||10/02/2021||0.25|
|Environmental workshop - 1/2 day (Any approved provider)||05/12/2020||0.50|
|Winter Skills Lecture Series (BMC / MCofS)||03/12/2020||0.25|
|Met Office Mountain Weather - 6 - Online||10/11/2020||1.00|
|Mountain & Moorland Upland Awareness Training||28/11/2018||1.00|
|Mountain and Moorland birds||13/06/2018||1.00|
|Any approved provider - Environmental workshop - I day||10/05/2018||1.00|
|Any - Personal Skills Course (1/2 day)||04/01/2018||0.50|
|Limestone, Caves and South Wales Geology||18/08/2017||0.50|
|Story Telling Workshop||03/02/2017||1.00|
|Mountain and Moorland Birds||11/05/2016||1.00|
|DofE Award - Expedition Assessor Accreditation Course||19/02/2016||1.00|
|DofE Award - Expedition Supervisor Training Course||09/12/2015||1.00|
|Archaeological sites in the upland environment||13/03/2015||1.00|
|Any - Small Business / Marketing Course||10/01/2014||0.50|
I own and run the award-winning The Star Bunkhouse, Bwlch on the western edge of the Black Mountains overlooking the Brecon Beacons. I am a Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Ambassador, Mountain & Moorland Ambassador, Dark Skies Ambassador & Fforest Fawr Geopark Ambassador. I am also an Uplands Volunteer for the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority helping with tasks such as footpath maintenance, peat restoration and other environmental projects.
I use my Mountain Leader award (along with MTA's CPD programme) to be the best guide I can be when taking bunkhouse guests on guided walks or providing expedition training. If time allows, I occasionally freelance as a guide or marshal (past clients include Black Mountain Activities, Explorers Connect, Might Contain Nuts, Mountain & River Activities, Treads & Trails, Welsh Mountain Walks & Wild Trails Wales), and lead walks on a voluntary basis for charity groups (e.g. Welsh Women Walking, Forces Wives Challenge) and walking festivals - Crickhowell, Monmouthshire & Forest Of Dean and Talgarth.
I help organise an annual walking & mountain biking challenge called 'Bwlch With Altitude', and I am very proud to have the opportunity to be filmed for BBC1 Wales, leading Derek Brockway, presenter of 'Weatherman Walking', on a guided walk in the Black Mountains (Series 10, Episode 2).
I would probably be described as a quietly competent, softly spoken & gentle mountain guide. I particularly enjoy working with adult groups who love the outdoors but don't have the skills or confidence to go off the beaten track by themselves.