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      Ben Walker

      Mad | About | Mountains

      Mini Bio

      I’m a keen hiker, biker, and travel photographer having previously been a sales manager for a leading adventure travel company. I lived in Thailand & Malaysia for 4 years, where I led trekking and biking trips from Borneo to Beijing to Kathmandu. I’ve been privileged to have lead trips and expeditions in over 20 countries on 4 continents.

      In my free time, I like to do long-distance biking trips and have ridden Lands End to John O’groats, Bangkok to Delhi and the length of New Zealand.

      I’m now a full-time trek-leader and also organize adventure-races, cycle sportives, and charity challenges. The Lake District is where I call home, however, I can often be away for 8-9 months each year.

      Place to Play

      I live in Keswick in the Lake District, so have a wonderful playground on my doorstep. Whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do whether it’s walking, fell running, mountain biking or open-water swimming.

      Not a lot of people know this

      Conveniently Ben or Beinn is the most common Scottish Gaelic word for mountain, so I often wonder if it was nurture or nature that I became a mountain-walker.



      Qualifications Read More
      • Summer ML
      • Outdoor First Aid
      Experience Read More

      I have been leading trekking, cycling & mountaineering holidays since 2004. Was active with the Officers Training Corps at university & have always been a keen outdoorsman. Led treks throughout SE Asia, Central Asia, North Africa, & South America, & lived in Thailand & Malaysia for 4 years. Cycled from Bangkok to Delhi, the length of New Zealand & Lands End to John O’groats. Led Englands Coast to Coast 36 times as of 2018. Live in the Lake District so know the Lakes & Dales pretty well, where I like to hike, bike & fell run in my time off.

      Biggest Adventure Read More

      Biking from Bangkok to Delhi with my Bob trailer.

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      Book a trip with Ben

      Trip / Departure Availability Status Price Book
      Wilderness Walking – Argyll & the Isles
      27th Apr - 3rd May 2019
      3 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,725 Book Now
      Wilderness Walking – Wilds of Assynt
      18th May - 24th May 2019
      4 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,595 Book Now
      Road Cycling – The Five Countries Tour
      17th Jun - 28th Jun 2019
      1 place(s) left CONFIRMED £3,095 Book Now

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