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    Chris Knight

    Hiker| Sailor | Diver

    Mini Bio

    Part-time wilderness guide, part-time conservation consultant, part-time sailor and diver. Full-time nature lover!

    Despite living only ten miles from the southernmost point of mainland Great Britain, Chris doesn’t need an excuse to get up north to the mountains. His favourite spots are the Western Highlands (Torridon and Ardnamurchan), and pretty much all of England’s Lake District. When not guiding, Chris has a small environmental consultancy and works with NGOs such as WWF to tackle the challenge of deforestation in South America and Asia.

    Places to play

    My five favourite places in the world are (probably):

    • The UK (Highlands and Lake District)
    • Patagonia
    • Slovenia
    • Saltwater
    • My allotment

    Not a lot of people know this

    I once shared a urinal with Michael Palin, a dance-floor with Jerry Springer, and talked the President of Ghana to sleep.

    Qualifications Read More
    • PADI Divemaster
    • BSc Environmental Science
    • MSc Environmental Management
    • Mountain Leader (Summer)
    Experience Read More
    • 25 years hiking in the UK and overseas
    • Road cycling tours in SE Asia, Patagonia, Central and Southern Europe
    • 20 years working and travelling in 70 countries (and counting)
    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Probably five months in South America last year (2018) including three months on the epic Carretera Austral – one of the last great undeveloped road routes of the world. An incredible trip through mountains, glaciers, volcanos, landslides, forests, lakes and even deserts.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    Deforestation. And more positively, reforestation!

    Publications Read More

    I wrote part of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Report (the ‘TEEB’ report) which calculated that loss of biodiversity is costing the world $4.5 trillion per year, every year.

    Adventurer's Stories about Chris

    Chris is a brilliant guide. He had clearly spent considerable time reading up on Shetland and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with us. His local knowledge also enabled him to schedule (and reschedule) the walks to suit the weather, our collective abilities and our individual interests.
    His enthusiasm was obvious and he was also very conscientious, checking up on trips, timings, etc to ensure that each day ran smoothly.
    He was also very open to suggestions and stopped off a cottage where a lady made and sold knitted Shetland jumpers and other items. I am now the proud possessor of a beautiful wool and silk scarf with a border of sheep at each end !

    Jane Giddings
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 25/07/2021

    Both Chris and Tony were great. Very patient, flexible and prepared to accommodate the group's individual preferences where appropriate.

    Tony Brightman
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 13/07/2021

    Beyond excellent. See previous comments. On a scale of 10 , he hit 100.

    Sheila Gardner
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 12/07/2021

    Chris was fantastic - professional, knowledgeable, ensured everyone was ok and friendly but not intrusive

    Hilary Padmore
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 09/07/2021

    Our guide Chris could not be faulted. Friendly, organised and able to provide alternatives where necessary.
    Our other driver, Tony was also very good and helpful.

    Sheila Wood
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 08/07/2021

    The guides did everything possible to make the trip a great success for everyone regardless of ability or interest. In spite of being a very mixed group of age and ability, we had lots of fun and we were a very happy band. I think I have already mentioned how well activities were cleverly amended when circumstances required.

    Marie Brightman
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 08/07/2021

    Chris was an excellent guide.

    Susan Carlyle
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 05/07/2021

    Both Chris and Tony were excellent. Very keen to meet the group's expectations and having two guides and minibuses, enabled us to split up from time to time.

    Tony Brightman
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 05/07/2021

    Chris was an excellent and helpful guide. Support driver Tony went above and beyond to help the less able walkers.

    Deborah Randall
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 05/07/2021

    Book a trip with Chris

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Wilderness Walking – The Coast of Cornwall
    6th May - 12th May 2023
    Trip FullCONFIRMED£2,095

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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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