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    Martin Tull

    Enthusiastic | Adventurous | Considerate

    Mini Bio

    Originally from Wiltshire, I settled in Moray after completing a long and varied career in the RAF, much of it in Scotland. As an aviator, I was very fortunate to have spent much time traveling across the world particularly early on in my career. In my 20s I played Rugby in my spare time and was a comparatively late starter in appreciating the outdoors. That moment came when I spent a weekend scrambling in Snowdonia. I was immediately hooked and since then I haven’t looked back. When I was later posted to Kinloss, I started to climb, walk and mountaineer in Scotland in earnest, often organising and leading trips here and overseas. I completed the Munros (Scottish mountains over 3000ft) in 2004.

    Place to Play

    I just love the Cairngorm plateau, particularly in winter. Alternatively, if it is a hot summer’s day the beach at Loch Avon takes some beating.

    Not a lot of people know this

    Prince William once made me a coffee

    Qualifications Read More
    • Winter & Summer Mountain Leader
    • BASP Emergency First Aid Course
    • BSc(Hons) GeoSciences
    Experience Read More

    I have been leading groups in the UK hills and elsewhere in one form or another since 1990. I was a military Combat Survival Instructor for 4 years in the mid-90s and got to know Dartmoor, Wales, the jungles of Brunei, the Mojave desert, Arctic Norway, Bavaria and the sea off Plymouth Sound all too well !. The early 2000s presented a shift when I started to support young people in achieving their DofE awards by becoming a volunteer DofE expedition supervisor for Moray Council often operating in the Cairngorms. I also started to lead International expeditions in my spare time. These have taken me to the Indian Himalayas, Nepal, Borneo, climbing the highest peaks in Africa, Ecuador, Borneo, swimming with whale sharks and accompanying a family of warthogs during a walking safari in Botswana and many more. These have been great experiences and have been another conduit to share experiences and passion for adventure and the great outdoors with young people. However, none of this can really compare with the stunning dramatic scenery, landscapes and history that the Scottish Highlands and Islands has to offer. What I love doing is sharing those special moments with others.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    For someone that has done so much trekking around the world, I’m actually going to plum for a fairly recent cycle trip. In 2018 I completed a solo, unsupported Lands End – John O’Groats cycle ride taking in the 3 peaks and the most southern and northern points of mainland UK (The Lizard and Dunnet Head). It was particularly sweet as 12 months earlier in a previous attempt, I only got as far as Penzance (about 11 miles) before slipping, dislocating a shoulder and ending up in hospital.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    On the hill, I’m more of an allrounder rather than specialist with my main interests being the environment, geology, history, fauna and bushcraft. Off the hill, the best coffee shops and whether to have the cheesecake, Victoria sponge or flapjacks to go with it.

    Adventurer's Stories about Martin

    Martin was great. Very helpful. Had a sense of humour. Included everyone. Hunted down a red squirrel for me cause I desperately wanted to see one

    Kimberley Francis
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 23/11/2022

    Martin was a terrific guide and driver. He certainly knows the area extremely well and picked the appropriate hiking trails each day to maximize our experience while taking into consideration the Scottish weather. He was amiable and friendly and made me, in particular, feel part of the group since the hikes were a little more challenging for me. I owe him a huge thank you.

    Jennifer Jones
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 23/11/2022

    Martin was fabulous, I did tell him this, but I really enjoyed having him guide us. It was great to feel like we were in safe hands, and he really brought the area to life. 5*!

    Shakira Adigun-Boaye
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 23/11/2022

    Our guide was kind and gentle and very good in seeing that the weakest link of the group got a real good experience!

    Inga Ebert
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 16/11/2022

    Martin was a fantastic guide. He adjusted the hikes to best fit the weather and group, he sought the group’s input, and he had excellent knowledge to share on lots of topics relating to the terrain and history of the area and Scotland, which I very much appreciated.

    Lori Marcum
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 16/11/2022

    Martin Tull was a very good guide, ensuring those who were having difficulty received assistance, providing history lessons along the way and leading.

    Robyn Elizabeth Stuart-Kohn
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye
    Reviewed on 23/08/2022

    Both Martin Tull and Graham Beckett were absolutely first class. They don't come any better. There are many reasons for saying that but, above all, their thoughtfulness, sharing of their local knowledge and commitment to ensuring that we got the maximum benefit and enjoyment.

    Barry Eaglestone
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 25/07/2022

    Martin was an excellent guide. He was attentive to all his clients. Demonstrate an ability to mold the program to his clients and the weather. Handled stress well...even the flat tire.

    He was informative on geology and history.

    I am very glad that he lined up an opportunity for us to meet with one of the Harris Tweed weavers. This experience will touch the lives of many people in my personal community at home.

    Stephanie Fore
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 17/07/2022

    Our guide was Martin T. He did a great job managing the needs of the individual guests while keeping the full group in mind. I appreciated his individual attention in getting to know each of us as well as his kindness to those who needed extra help. We especially enjoyed the history he shared about the various locations we visited. We felt very confident in his ability and enjoyed his humor very much!

    Michelle Cinquemani
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 15/07/2022

    As previously stated Martin Tull was outstanding in every way. You are fortunate to have him as part of your team

    William Loadvine
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 11/07/2022

    Friendly, helpful and skilled guide. Felt I could trust him to find the way at all times.

    Dorothy Peat
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 04/07/2022

    Martin was an excellent guide, very friendly, attentive and wanting the group to get the best out of every day. This was made more challenging by the variable weather but he coped admirably. Made an inspired choice to book tickets for the late night boat trip to the Mousa broch. Took fully on board the wishes and interests of the group and very personable.

    Carl Broomhead
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 01/07/2022

    Martin was very knowledgeable. He was open to suggestions and took care to ensure our safety. He was good with instructions and watchful over everyone.

    Baljit Dosanjh
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 27/06/2022

    Our guide Martin Tull was amazing. Perfect guide, super flexible and lovely to get to know

    Steph Lewis
    22WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 15/06/2022

    Martin - we enjoyed our time with you very much. You were the perfect combination of knowledge and stories - yet also seemed to know when we wanted to just wander and take things in in silence. You were very patient when we stopped every 30 sec for photos. We loved our lunches and the hot drinks you provided - just stay out of the bogs will you :)? We wouldn't hesitate to take another trek with you somewhere else in the world.

    Kelly Shaw
    Self Drive Collection - Skye
    Reviewed on 30/03/2022

    Martin was brilliant, see previous comment.

    Emily Matheson
    21WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 15/08/2021

    Book a trip with Martin

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Wildlife Adventures – The Shetland Isles
    15th Apr - 21st Apr 2023
    2 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£2,165Book Now
    Wildlife Adventures – Mull, Staffa & Iona
    13th May - 19th May 2023
    6 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£2,185Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – High Points of the Outer Hebrides
    3rd Jun - 10th Jun 2023
    6 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£2,185Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Glencoe and the Highlands
    17th Jun - 23rd Jun 2023
    2 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£2,145Book Now
    The West Highland Way
    7th Aug - 14th Aug 2023
    11 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£2,035Book Now

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