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    Susie Hill

    Susie Hill

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    Mini Bio

    Originally from Edinburgh I moved to the West Highlands in 2010 leaving behind a staff nurse post to go back to university. Four years later I had a degree in Adventure Tourism Management (a degree in having fun) and had started working as a guide.

    I now spend much of year guiding and the rest working as a technician in theatre and live events. How I got into this work is a whole other story!  Nursing was a career that I am really glad to have experienced however the chance to follow a passion was too great and I am now really happy in everything I do for a living.

    Place to play

    Wherever the wind takes me. I do have my favourite parts of Scotland and the UK but there are still many places I haven’t been and I absolutely love getting to explore somewhere completely new. I’m a big fan of mountain ridges but also quite fond of my couch with a good book and a cup of tea.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I sometimes work in fireworks and pyrotechnics and have worked on some of the biggest shows in the UK including the London Eye New Year display and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Can be messy graft but fun too.

     

    Adventurer's Stories about Susie

    Susie was fun to be around. She was informative, easy to talk to, and comfortable. She was also able to be clear and assertive as issues related to Covid arose.

    Steve Levy
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 03/08/2022

    Susie was a fantastic guide. She provided just the right amount of information and instruction, while also making sure to line up the desired archeological sites in the most suitable and available order. Our walks were perfectly arranged in order to maximize viewing and our own sense of confidence. Susie was also a delightful companion and provided the perfect amount of Scottish color to our meals and walks. Finally, Susie handled quite well the difficult matter of one of our trip companions testing positive for covid during the trip.

    Hal Marcus
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 31/07/2022

    Susie was a great guide.

    Margaret Attwood
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 27/07/2022

    Susie was a superb guide - very knowledgeable about wildlife, history, etc and very attentive to the less fit people on the walks

    Jane Ingram
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 25/07/2022

    Our guide Susie was exceptional, she made every day an experience to remember: kind, patient and funny. Thank you Susie!

    Sara Debernardi
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye
    Reviewed on 21/05/2022

    Susie Hill was amazing! I think she's a superb person, who was so kind and flexible and understanding. She really wanted to make sure that everyone was having a fun, relaxing vacation. She was also a really interesting person to talk to, and enjoyed getting to know her.

    Claire Hackett
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye
    Reviewed on 04/05/2022

    Susie Hill really made this trip. She was fexible, engaged and a real pleasure at every aspect.

    Scott Rogers
    Wilderness Walking - Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside
    Reviewed on 24/04/2022

    Susie is delightful and knowledgeable and fun!. We had a great time learning about the areas we hiked in from her. We always felt we were in capable, experienced hands. She is a great guide and we had a wonderful time.

    Lorise Gahring
    Wilderness Walking - Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside
    Reviewed on 22/04/2022

    Susie is a star. She made every rainy hike fun and every sunny afternoon magical. She was a good sport as we teased her a lot and she went along with the fun. She always had a good spirit, a smiling face and an alternative plan if we were not game for more wind and rain walking. We toughed it out and the views were spectacular. Great job Susie.

    Catherine Loe
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 07/11/2021

    Susie was knowledgeable, provided suggestions and guidance where needed

    Jane May
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 18/10/2021

    Susie was so attentive and kind, and very thorough in her explanations.

    Lesley Fox
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 18/10/2021

    Susie is such a lovely person and a fantastic guide, she soon had the measure of all of us, and especially me being the oldest in the group by quite a bit made sure I was ok which I very much appreciated She was also very supportive when I received the news that my cherished little dog died unexpectedly half way through the holiday

    Caroll Murphy
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 20/09/2021

    Susie took great care of us without ever being intrusive and really took time to get to know us all

    Claire Yule
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 18/09/2021

    Adapted well to changing and challenging trip schedule as well as my boot emergency!. Assessed group ability well and adapted the pace. Was excellent fun and friendly and supportive I would love to do another trip with Susie

    Anita Devlin
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 15/09/2021

    Excellent, especially given the poorish weather and the need to change the ferry arrangements at short notice.

    Guy Hamilton
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 13/09/2021

    I think Susie was an exemplary guide and always made me feel comfortable and supported throughout the entire trip. she was always keeping an eye on the group and was flexible about our needs and wants while still ensuring that we got to do as much as possible. As with my guide on last year's trip (Craig), I would happily go on any trip Susie was guiding - she definitely ensured my experience was as good as it could be.

    Sue Cameron
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 16/08/2021

    Susie was excellent in evry respect. She tailored the walks for what we wanted and what we could do, and we felt very safe with her. Very good company also.

    Richard Buxton
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye
    Reviewed on 16/08/2021

    Susie is a very good guide. She is professional and knowledgeable; she effectively communicates her own love of Scotland, thereby enhancing the guest's experience. She is naturally friendly and relates well to people.

    Flora Moxon
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye
    Reviewed on 16/08/2021

    Susie was great at giving us the options to say what we would like to do and adjusting the trip as needed. Her knowledge of the local wildlife was excellent and meant we got to see things we would have missed without her.

    Cassandra Edwards
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 13/08/2021

    Susie was very friendly and organised, and was able to amend plans around our group's interests. It was very relaxing knowing she'd got everything sorted for us :)

    Margaret Swinyard
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 11/08/2021

    Susie was a great guide, incredibly keen to help us have the very best time, which she did.

    Sarah Stannard
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 09/08/2021

    Susie and Kirsty did an amazing job. Due to Covid-19 we had 2 vans. Mine was driven by Kirsty stepping in from her office job. She was a great driver and very friendly.
    Susie Our main guide went above and beyond in they way she dealt with the challenging weather for the first part of the trip juggling the program to get the best out of it. She was very knowledgeable too on the history and flora and fauna.

    Fiona Bardsley
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 21/06/2021

    Susie and Don were brilliant. Really friendly and helpful and went out of their way to ensure everyone had a good time. Both so knowledgeable about all things Highland!

    Maggie O'Sullivan
    Wildlife Adventures - The Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 12/06/2021

    Suzie was our guide and despite not having coordinated a trip for some while due to Covid measures and last minute changes to the staffing of our trip, did an exceptional job. Never seemingly tired after driving many miles and always enthusiastic and keen to share knowledge. Both Suzie and Don worked extremely hard to give our group the best experience despite Covid measures in place which understandably were followed religiously. I really appreciated speaking to guides from Scotland and realising their obvious love and devotion to the natural world and being so generous in sharing that with us. Don was so knowledgeable about the fauna, really a potential trip in itself!

    Helen Etches
    Wildlife Adventures - The Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 07/06/2021

    As mentioned Susie had a very caring, organised and hands on approach throughout.

    I would also like to say “ thanks” to Wilderness Scotland for organising a birthday cake. The group also bought me a card snd Bird book and they all sang “ Happy Birthday” at Dinner!!

    Julie Taylor
    Wildlife Adventures - The Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 07/06/2021

    Susie is absolutely AMAZING!!!! I LOVE HER!!!!

    Stacey Conley
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 30/09/2019

    Loved Susie Hill as our guide . She was excellent !!!

    Susanna Rushton
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 19/09/2019

    We loved Susie! Informative, helpful, engaging and good fun.

    Fiona Wheatley
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
    Reviewed on 23/06/2019

    As mentioned earlier, we had a helpful guide who went out of her way to make sure things ran smoothly. However, we were disappointed at the flora and wildlife info.



    TEAM WILDERNESS RESPONSE

    It is great to hear that you had a good time in the Outer Hebrides, it is such a special place. Our guides will always try and answer questions you may have about flora and fauna of the local area. If they do not know the answer straight away they will always find out for you.

    Helen Elizabeth Jones
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
    Reviewed on 20/06/2019

    Our guide was very good in terms of looking after us, but we did waste a lot of time waiting for lunch stops. I assume this is not the guides fault but it might be worthwhile looking at how you provide the mid-day meal.

    John Gwynfryn Jones
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
    Reviewed on 14/06/2019

    Susie was a really good guide! She was very kind and accommodating. She listened to everyone's needs.

    Amy Adkisson
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 10/06/2019

    Susie was really superb!!

    Flemming Morgan
    19WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 22/05/2019

    Susie was wonderful.

    Sam Sheridan
    19WSPD_Private Departure
    Reviewed on 11/04/2019

    Suzie was amazing. See previous comment.

    Matt Elliott
    18WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 02/11/2018

    We had 2 days of guided hikes with Susie in Glencoe and these were my favorite days of the trip! We explored areas we wouldn't have known to go and did some fantastic hiking. Susie was wonderful to talk with and she knew a lot about the area.

    Amy Elliott
    18WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 29/10/2018

    I think Susie did an excellent job of accommodating everyone’s wishes. She worked very hard, in Inverness she took time to drop everyone off at their individual hotels.

    Stephen Wykes
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 10/08/2018

    Susie did a great job and
    made sure that everyone felt comfortable

    Heidrun Ziems
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 27/07/2018

    Susie was the perfect guide, knowledgeable, super organised and efficient.

    Kate Brennan
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 24/07/2018

    Very good, friendly personality and paced the walks well and listening to the group.

    Pauline Smith
    Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt
    Reviewed on 17/06/2018

    I thought Susie was great. Very encouraging when I got muscle spasm

    Penelope Fawcus
    Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt
    Reviewed on 16/06/2018

    Susie Hill was an excellent guide. She worked really hard to make our trip successful.

    Adrian Vandyk
    Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt
    Reviewed on 04/06/2018

    Thank you Susie for your gentle patience and your wisdom in estimating what we could achieve. I think you were very busy at times organising things in the background but it never seemed to show, everything just happened!

    James Chase
    Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt
    Reviewed on 04/06/2018

    Book a trip with Susie

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Wilderness Walking – Glencoe and the Highlands
    6th May - 12th May 2023
    3 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£2,145Book Now
    Wildlife Adventures – The Scottish Highlands
    20th May - 26th May 2023
    1 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£1,995Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Autumn in Perthshire
    9th Oct - 13th Oct 2023
    7 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£1,195Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Autumn in Perthshire
    16th Oct - 20th Oct 2023
    6 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£1,195Book 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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