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    Beckie Davies

    Freedom | Connection | Joy

    Mini Bio

    Growing up in the South of Scotland, I’ve always enjoyed being outdoors and pushing my limits – my parents were less impressed when I showed them how high I’d climbed in a tree above the electricity wires. I was lucky enough to go on a residential to Outward Bound with high school where I realized that the outdoors could be a career. I definitely saw myself in our instructor Tom, who dragged us up an extra hill to look at some lichen. Over the past 10 years, I’ve worked with folks from age 3 to 90, in a wide range of settings, from gentle strolls and bug hunts, and to skiing moguls with teenagers that were definitely better than me. I love sharing my passion for the outdoors and hope that people can get some of the same joy and peace from it that I do.

    Place to Play

    Local adventures around the Cairngorms with friends, and weekends away to the northwest – riding bikes to Lochinver Pie shop and sleeping on the beach at Sandwood Bay.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I won a wrestling competition when I was 15 and spent all my winnings on the dodgems.

    Qualifications Read More
    • 2-day outdoor first aid
    • Summer Mountain Leader
    • UKCC Level 1 Canoe Kayak Instructor
    • 3* Open Canoe
    • Open Water Canoe Leader
    • Archery Instructor GB
    • British Off-Road Driving Association – Standard
    • BASI Alpine Level 2 Ski Instructor
    • Swiss Snowsports Formationn d’admission ZA (Kid’s Instructor) – Ski
    • Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (Water)
    • Whitewater Safety and Rescue Training
    • RCI Training
    Experience Read More

    Have been working in outdoor education for the last 10 years, in between adventures and undertaking a degree in Outdoor Education and Environmental Science from the University of Stirling.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Cycled toured from Scotland to the Black Sea in Romania, a glorious few months of biking and camping.

    Adventurer's Stories about Beckie

    Beckie and Suzie both did an amazing job and I hope they realised how much the group valued their support

    Fiona Lofts
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 17/05/2024

    Becky and Susie were awesome! Attentive to the entire group, informative, supportive and good people to get to know

    Rachel Fagerburg
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 16/05/2024

    Beckie was just great -- she was caring and supportive of those who needed a little assistance, but didn't hover or make them feel helpless. It is a difficult balance, but she nailed it beautifully. And she offered a couple of extra more strenuous walks for the one who needed to burn off some energy, which was much appreciated. Also, she is funny and informative and has great taste in music!

    Wendy McLellan
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
    Reviewed on 13/05/2024

    Our guides Becky and Kate had never worked together but you would never know that. They really balanced each other out and we’re an excellent team!! I would definitely consider another trip with Wilderness Scotland if they both were guiding the trip. Becky kept us laughing and Kate knows a lot about the history of the area. I can’t say enough about them.

    Joyce Nicoll
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 29/10/2023

    WHat more can I say, Becky and Alvina made the trip so special. Friendly and educational, and they also were able to trouble shoot what individual members needed help with special needs.

    Ann Voci
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 06/10/2023

    Becky and Alvina were amazing!

    Kathryn Allan
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 05/10/2023

    I can't say enough about Beckie and Alvina. They were real pros.

    Monica Ohlinger
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 04/10/2023

    Beckie was phenomenal. She was so supportive and ensured that everything was organized. Whenever there was the slightest issue, she immediately jumped in to address it. On the trail she was fantastic at helping us find our pace, ensuring that everyone was enjoying themselves. She was encouraging on the particularly hard bad weather days. Alvina was similarly encouraging and supportive. Her love of hiking and being outdoors was infectious. She was always aware or where everyone was on the trail. I don’t think we could have had better guides.

    Karen Reid
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 28/09/2023

    Beckie Davies was awesome. She was knowledgeable about the places we were visiting which made the places come alive for us. Beckie was always making sure everything went smoothly. We saw how flexible she could be when I hurt my leg and she took care of me but also made sure the others kept hiking and visiting their selected places. She went above and beyond her guiding when she drove us back to Edinburgh at the end of our adventure so I wouldn't have to deal with the trains. I was beyond grateful for that act of kindness. I really can't say enough about how great Beckie was. I definitely would highly recommend Beckie Davies to anyone touring with Wilderness Scotland.

    Marty Lambert
    23WSTM Tailor Made Trips
    Reviewed on 22/08/2023

    Beckie Davies is the best in all ways. I already sung her praises in previous comments. She is beyond the best of any guide I ever had.

    Linda Ulreh
    23WSTM Tailor Made Trips
    Reviewed on 18/08/2023

    Nothing negative at all. Wonderful, helpful guides who made sure that everyone’s personal needs were attended to. From blisters to taxis & trains. Excellent

    Suzanne Peraino
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 30/06/2023

    Becky and Kate were phenomenal guides in every way. They worked fantastically together to make every day go smoothly and maximize our enjoyment of this trip. They inspired and informed us all along the way. I would love to do another Wilderness Scotland trip with either of them, and especially with both of them together again. They are both superb ambassadors of Wilderness Scotland.

    Wendy Waterstrat
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 24/06/2023

    Excellent lead guide Becky.

    Beth Cook
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 22/06/2023

    One of the highlights was our guides. They really made the trip for me (second only to the amazing scenery).

    Holly Smith
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 22/06/2023

    Beckie went beyond my wildest dreams to be the most incredible guide, which exponentially increased the joy of the entire trip. Beckie watched out for all members of the group, understood each person's needs intuitively and met them. Beckie's anticipation of my needs amazed me and I observed her talent with others as well. She created a warm and fun environment for all of us. I feel so grateful to have Beckie as a guide. Throughout the trip, I felt that someone had my back. There is not a high enough rating for Beckie!

    Sherry Lifton
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 14/07/2022

    Our guide, Beckie, was outstanding! Knowledgeable, fun, flexible, and attentive. She's someone I'd genuinely want to hang out with and made every part of the experience more enjoyable. I also appreciated how observant she was and noticed she picked up on individual and group cues really well. She also remembered small details about each person's life and personality in a way that made the group feel especially inclusive.

    Cat Parkay
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 14/07/2022

    Becky and Dan did a wonderful job of being mindful of everyone’s skill and comfort level. They worked hard to ensure everyone felt included, while also allowing us the freedom to be independent.

    Elizabeth Wenger
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 02/06/2022

    Our guides Dan and Becky were excellent. Went above and beyond

    Shirley Fraser Wallace
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 26/05/2022

    Book a trip with Beckie

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    The West Highland Way
    9th Sep - 16th Sep 2024 Women only departure
    10 place(s) leftGuaranteed £2,695Book Now

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    Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

    We work together with our team of guides to decide which departures they lead each year. As part of that, guides provide available dates that they are free to be booked. This means that any of the dates you see in the first field of the form below, could be perfect for your private departure or customised tour.

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