North Country Guides

  'Outdoor Adventure from the Experts'

Your Personal Adventure Guide...
Hi, I'm Rob and I'm a qualified outdoor adventure guide. I love having adventures of any kind and introducing people to new and exciting experiences.
I've worked with groups of people from all age ranges and backgrounds, introducing them to the beauty and challenge of the great outdoors.

My areas of expertise are delivering training in outdoor safety, team work, bushcraft, survival, expedition skills, and navigation.
I have led outdoor adventures extensively throughout the UK and in many other countries worldwide.
I have a passion for the natural world, travel and photography which I link to my work as an Expedition Guide.

Leading expeditions has been a passion of mine for more than thirty years. My work has taken me to almost every area of the world and to every environment. I have close ties with the Berber inhabitants of The Atlas Mountains in Morocco, having led more than forty expeditions in the mountains, canyons and deserts of this amazing country.

 Having spent a lifetime exploring the mountains and hills of the UK, has allowed me to develop an extensive knowledge of The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Parks, I've walked, ran, climbed, camped, and biked through these areas most of my life.

Mountain and Expedition Leader
Rock Climbing Instructor
Survival Skills Instructor
Forest School Leader
First Aid Trained
Geography and Environmental Studies Teacher


"What worked well and made the trip, even though the itinerary was changed from the first day due to heavy snow, was the professionalism and knowledge of Rob our guide. He kept us informed at all times of what was happening, and his knowledge of the High Atlas Mountains and Marrakech was first class"
Steve H.

"Everything thing about the trip worked tremendously well, from the local muleteer, chef, and our guide Rob, whose expertise in the mountains and knowledge of Morocco was on another level, a tru
inspiration! Great 12 days, fantastic trip."
Shannon H.

"Rob has an impressive depth of mountaineering knowledge"
The Mountain Leader Training Board

"We went on one of Rob's trips to The Sahara Desert and it changed our lives.
 Don't hesitate, just do it"
Lisa T.

"In February I went on one of Rob's adventures to Finland. I did cross country skiing for the first time, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiles, and forest walking, we even saw the Northern Lights! It was cold, it was tiring, but it was exhilarating, and the best part was, I woke up every day feeling like a little kid again. Thanks Rob, it was the holiday of a lifetime and I 100% recommend anyone to try this"
Nora R.

"Whenever my students are out on an adventure with Rob, whether it be in the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District or The High Atlas Mountains, I know that they are in safe hands"
Dr John Sweetman, Headteacher, The Read School.

"From walking and navigating in The Lakes, to snowshoeing and dog sledding in Finland, Rob's enthusiasm makes every trip an adventure and I look forward to ticking even more off my bucket list!"
Carol S.

'Would definitely recommend outdoor activities/trips with Rob; have experienced numerous adventures including Atlas Mountains, Sahara, Finland, Kilimanjaro.  All superb experiences, highly recommend. 
 Sally, Newcastle.