Hills of Hame: ready to go outdoors if you are

Hills of Hame works across Scotland on a range of activities and skills but fundamentally the company exists to help people, either as individuals or groups, move towards being able to undertake activities they would like to do. Al’s ideal is that engaging his services will leave you with more capability, knowledge and confidence than when you started even if you only do one trip with him.

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With significant changes in activity and travel a lot of people have become involved in new activities or are practicing their former activities closer to home or, until skills and confidence can be rebuilt, in a more restricted way. At present much of the more remote expedition supervision work that Al does for award schemes for young people is very restricted, so this also offers a chance for you to consider a scheme like JASS or the John Muir Award as part of an extra-curricular programme for an organization or family members. Al worked for Pathcraft in 1995/6 and was an active member of Cambridge Conservation Volunteers in the early 2000s and is a founder member of the Scottish Geology Trust.


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Al training a group of outdoor leaders in upland environmental knowledge

Al can offer moderate hillwalks in the hills around Edinburgh, in the Pentlands and other ranges of hills in and on the edges of the Central Belt of Scotland. Many of these ranges are intricate and offer navigation challenges and more remoteness than some of the higher, but well-tracked hills. Less travel time means a shorter day or more time walking and exploring the upland environment.


If you think this might be for you or someone you know, please get in touch. Hills of Hame does offer gift vouchers and don’t be shy to get in touch if you want support to do any sort of walking or natural history trip.



I am a palaeobiologist in my early 40's carrying out research work. I am based in Scotland.

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