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    Ray Allwood

    Calm | Adventurous | Dependable

    Mini Bio

    I’m a keen hiker, cyclist, climber, mountaineer and skier, not necessarily in that order.

    My interest in the outdoors started in 1989 when as a BT apprentice I was sent on an outward bounds course. We spent a week walking, climbing and camping in Purbeck, Dorset. This led me to join a Mountaineering club and a joy of climbing and hiking started, ultimately leading to my qualifications as an Outdoor Professional.

    Places to play

    I’m happy anywhere outside. I love lots of different areas of Scotland and I’ve still got lots more to discover.

    Not a lot of People know this

    My wife thinks I have Scandinavian heritage as I have a fondness for pickled fish for breakfast and the Norwegian delicacy Brunost.

    Qualifications Read More
    • UIMLA International Mountain Leader
    • Summer Mountain Leader
    • Outdoor First Aid
    Experience Read More

    I have been an active hiker, climber and mountaineer for 25 years. I have a passion for the Nordic countries and have led multi-day hiking trips in Norway, Sweden and Iceland. I’ve also guided hikes in many areas of the UK.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    A hiking trip to Iceland, lots of late lying snow made for interesting progress. The scenery was stunning, and we didn’t see any other people for days.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    Telecommunications engineering but luckily for you I also have a deep interest in nature and history.

    Adventurer's Stories about Ray

    Ray was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and able to make necessary adjustments because of weather.

    Nancy Honea
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye
    Reviewed on 21/10/2022

    Our guide Ray knew a lot about nature, the hikes, the history. We were in good hands

    Bärbel Makrutzki
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye
    Reviewed on 11/10/2022

    Well informed , well organised . Not intrusive , easy company

    Jon Fogarty
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye
    Reviewed on 10/10/2022

    Excellent

    Phillip Murray
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye
    Reviewed on 10/10/2022

    The best - fantastic- made the whole trip worthwhile

    Chris Noth
    22WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 03/10/2022

    Book a trip with Ray

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    High Points of Torridon and Wester Ross
    20th May - 26th May 2023
    3 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£1,795Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Wilds of Assynt
    7th Oct - 13th Oct 2023
    8 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£1,975Book 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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