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Discover Secret Snowdonia

Guided Mountain Walks and Photography Workshops far from the madding crowd 

Our Services


Walk quiet Mountains

When most people think about Snowdonia their thoughts turn to the three main ranges of the North, Snowdon, the Glyderau and the Carneddau. Within these ranges lies some of the best hillwalking and scrambling in Britain and they are becoming more popular with every passing year. Popularity, however, means more people on the hill and fewer opportunities to enjoy solitude and peace in the mountains.

Fortunately there are many areas and ranges within the national park which still offer the hillwalking experience as it was before the advent of social media. With my extensive knowledge and experience we can help you to get away from the hordes and immerse yourself in wild and ill-frequented places that will give you days to remember.

We can also provide bespoke hillwalking and Grade 1 scrambling days on any of the Snowdonia mountains should you have a 'bucket list' peak that you don't feel confident enough to try on your own.

Below are just some of the delights that await you on a ‘Discover Secret Snowdonia’ walk.

  • The Moelwynion

  • The Rhinogydd

  • The Dyfi Hills

  • The Arenigs

  • The Eifionydd Hills

  • The Arans

  • The Tarrens

  • Rhobell Faws and Dduallt

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A master at work - Greg Whitton on Craig

Improve Your Photography

Photography Workshops and Photo-Guiding

Whether your preference is for mountain summits, rivers, lakes, woodland or valleys there is something for every photographer within the amazingly diverse landscapes of Snowdonia National Park. We offer workshops on which to learn more about your camera and all technical aspects of landscape photography or, perhaps you are a confident photographer who would like to be shown around the scenic gems of North Wales. Either way we can help you achieve your photographic ambitions.

  • Moving away from ‘auto’ mode and taking control of your camera

  • Planning a shoot and understanding light

  • Composition 

  • The use of filters 

  • Post Processing in Lightroom (optional)

Hill Skills Courses

The Hill Skills for Mountain Photographers Course

Our ‘Hill Skills for Landscape Photographers’ course is a wonderful opportunity to experience the thrill of capturing images in the mountains. As your guide we will introduce you to amazing places as you take your first steps into the sublime world of the mountain photographer. With an emphasis on safety we will introduce you to the tools and techniques needed to gain independence in the hills. 

  • How to plan a walk in the hills and mountains of the UK

  • Moving safely and efficiently over rough terrain and steep ground

  • Nutrition, clothing systems, footwear and solutions for carrying your photographic equipment in the mountains

  • Forecasts and how the prevailing weather influences route choice and ground conditions

  • Not getting lost - maps, compass work, relocation and the art of micro navigation 

  • Responsible hillwalking and environmental awareness

  • How to respond to emergencies in the mountains

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