North East Guides



Our services

Some of the services we provide are -

Guided walks

We have a full programme of guided walks in Northumberland, the Cheviots, Hadrian's Wall, the North Pennines, and Lake District, all year round. 

Dark Sky Walks are available form October - March.

In addition to our full programme of walks, we are happy to put forward ideas and suggestions as to what will suit a particular group or individual. Groups of all ages and abilities can be provided for, whether you want a family stroll, or a more strenuous day in the hills. We try to offer an adventurous day out, and many of our walks get off the beaten track; you will not always be led along a waymarked trail, and there may not be a visible path underfoot. We also aim to make our walks informative, and most importantly, fun!

If the walk you want is not listed, please contact us. Or, if you would like the walk on another day, again contact us.

Private guiding

Need a guide for a National or Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge? Or perhaps St. Cuthbert's Way, St. Oswald's Way, or Hadrian's Wall Path? Get in touch to see how we can help. 

Navigation Courses

NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) courses in Northumberland. Bronze, Silver and Gold Level NNAS courses are available all year round.  One day navigation courses; suitable as a refresher or introduction are also available. Night navigation can be arranged on request.

DofE Expeditions

We are a Licenced AAP and can provide training and assessment for your DofE Expedition. If you are only in need of an assessor for your DofE Expedition, please contact us.

Hill & Mountain Skills

We are Providers of Mountain Training Hill & Mountain Skills; The Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking. There is no experience of hill walking required to attend a Hill Skills course because the content of the course is aimed at beginners. If you do have some experience of hill walking but aren’t confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then the Hill Skills course is an ideal way to learn. Courses are run in the Cheviot Hills, which is an ideal location.

The Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in transferring their walking skills to more mountainous terrain. Ideally, participants would have some basic hill walking experience and have a reasonable level of fitness. Courses are run in the higher mountain areas of the UK and Ireland.

Leadership Courses

Level 3 Qualification in LEL - this is a nationally recognised qualification for leading groups in the countryside, ideal for teachers and youth workers etc.

Other services

We can provide courses tailored to suit your requirements and proficiency.  (Just give us a call to discuss what you have in mind.) For example, we offer courses in:

  • Climbing - indoor and outdoor. Indoor climbing taster sessions now available - call for details.
  • Hill & Mountain Skills Courses.
  • Mountain biking.
  • Archery.


Accommodation is not included, however we can arrange it on your behalf, or recommend somewhere to suit your requirements.


Don't let a lack of equipment put you off; we have a stock of waterproofs, rucksacks etc. available to anyone who books a place on a walk or course.

Qualified and experienced

All of our instructors are: qualified Mountain Leaders, experienced, insured, DBS checked, and members of the MTA and BMC. Included among our staff are members of the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team. You are in good hands!

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