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    Caroline Hart

    Sociable | Curious | Reliable

    Mini Bio

    I started out working as an outdoor instructor the summer I left school but then after doing a Maths degree at Uni I started to teach and loved it so much I stayed while we had our family of three children. Besides teaching Maths I have always run the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme in school. I have substituted the classroom for the mountains now and am excited to share my love for travel, meeting new people and being active outside through my role as an Adventure Guide with Wilderness Scotland.

    Place to Play

    Mountains and beaches. Glencoe – my Munro exploits started here on a climb on the majestic Buachaille Etive Mor. I love the grandeur and remoteness of the valleys and the views from the summits. I also love Portstewart Strand beach too in the very north of Northern Ireland.

    Not a lot of people Know

    In the winter I run my own business organising outdoor and well-being Retreats which focus on getting outside into the hills, mindful relaxation and yoga, all fuelled by plant-based food.

    Qualifications Read More

    B.Sc. (Hons), PGCE and M.Ed, Certificate in Counselling as well as Coaching and Mentoring and the Mountain Leader Award.

    Experience Read More

    I have organised lots of adventures in places such as India, French, Swiss and Italian Alps, Portugal, Morocco, the Lake District, as well as many parts of Scotland and Ireland. One of the mantras that has come out of these trips is…….”It is not how high but who with!”

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    5-day sea kayaking trip off the north end of Vancouver Island watching and listening to amazing orca whales and avoiding bears in the campsites by singing loudly and clicking stones together.

    Specialist subject Read More

    People – they fascinate me!

    Publications Read More

    I was the guide for an article which appeared in Trail magazine on the Mourne Mountains; a beautiful little range of granite-topped mountains in Northern Ireland.

    Adventurer's Stories about Caroline

    Caroline was so much fun. She has a great sense of humor and did a great job working the agenda around the weather.

    Marcia Carr
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands
    Reviewed on 10/10/2022

    Caroline was an excellent guide and motivator for the group as a whole and each individual. The only suggestion I would contribute is that two (2) guides would have been helpful, so that you have a leader and one in the rear. This allows more interaction with the hikers, allowance for times when a hiker or hikers are slower than others and most important, safety. If you are to have only 1 guide, the guide needs to spend the majority of the hikes in the center of the pack, so that he/she has eyes on all hikers at all times and the hikers have eyes on the guide at all times.

    Joann Wallace
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands
    Reviewed on 05/10/2022

    Caroline is an excellent, experienced and very knowledgeable guide. She is also engaging, witty and an inclusive person. She curated each day of our retreat based on the weather which I can appreciate as being a challenge at times. She facilitated as much team bonding on the trails as off and ensured that all the participants felt valued and part of the group. This paid dividends early as it was not a day into the retreat that we had lively conversations in the lodge around meals. Lots of laughter and sharing personal experiences. Caroline's leadership style suited the group very well and help ensure that we had wonderful, shared experiences that I know I will remember for a long time.

    Heather Mackenzie
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands
    Reviewed on 03/10/2022

    Couldn’t have felt more looked after and the flexibility around what the group wanted and the weather conditions made sure the everyone got the most out of the trip.

    Alison Gall
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands
    Reviewed on 05/06/2022

    Caroline was confident, professional, made me feel safe, approachable, friendly............ she was EXCELLENT.

    Sadia Clarke
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands
    Reviewed on 30/05/2022

    Caroline Hart was an exceptional guide. Her understanding of the abilities of the group members allowed us all to achieve our individual best performance. This was done in a fun and encouraging way. She was caring, witty, sensitive, very experienced, knowledgeable, approachable at all times, engaging and most of all very safety conscious. She made the trip the exciting adventure we had all hoped it would be and more!

    Karen Faithfull
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands
    Reviewed on 30/05/2022

    Caroline was an excellent guide: competent, flexible and caring.

    Victoria Gutierrez
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands
    Reviewed on 01/09/2021

    I miss Caroline already. She’s compassionate and knowledgeable. She took care to chat with each of us and made sure we stayed together and enjoyed ourselves.

    Linda St. Claire
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands
    Reviewed on 30/08/2021

    Exceptional. Very accommodating, flexible, made sure everyone got what they wanted out of the week. Definitely made the week the success it was.

    Fiona Parkinson
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands
    Reviewed on 30/08/2021

    Caroline was fantastic. Knowledgable about the area and was able to adapt the plans to suit the group. She was very inclusive and friendly

    Alison Wilby
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands
    Reviewed on 30/08/2021

    Book a trip with Caroline

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    The West Highland Way
    1st May - 8th May 2023
    6 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£2,035Book Now
    The Highlands
    20th May - 26th May 2023 Women only departure
    3 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£2,195Book Now
    The West Highland Way
    24th Jul - 31st Jul 2023 Women only departure
    15 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£2,035Book Now

    Make Trip Private

    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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    © Caroline Hart / Wilderness Scotland

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