I have lived in the Peak District all my life which has fuelled my passion for the countryside from an early age. I regularly work around popular areas like Kinder scout, Edale, Bakewell, Castleton, Buxton, Hathersage, Stanage and Ladybower.   I also work in the Lake district and Snowdonia national parks.

I work as a qualified Mountain Leader and a member of the Mountain Training Association (MTA) and British Mountaineering Council (BMC).
I also hold a current UK Athletics licence as a coach in Fell Running Fitness (Fell LiRF).

I am an accredited Duke of Edinburgh Supervisor and chairman of my local Duke of Edinburgh scheme with a valid CRB check. I provide support to busy families who’s children require assistance going through the award scheme.

I hold a current Wilderness First Aid qualification and hold civil liability insurance to five million pound.
You can read more about my mountain experience at About Matt.

What We Offer

During your day out I will navigate for you which allows you to be more sociable and relax in the gorgeous countryside. My in-depth knowledge of folklore, flora and fauna will complement your day. Ask me as many questions as you want! It is your chance.

See what Matt has been up to recently on his blog here.

My training and running courses focus on learning in an outdoor environment whilst building your confidence and boosting your knowledge to reach your desired goals.

Please feel free to contact me if you cannot find what you are looking for on the website.

I hope to meet you soon.

Matt Dawson


Hi Matt, just to let you know I did the Cape Wrath trail last week. It was very demanding in many ways but you'll be pleased to hear that navigation was no problem at all thanks to your help! Cheers.
July 2016
Cheers Matt great day… if you’re reading this thinking about should/I shouldn’t I… Matt is just what you want… nice guy, goes at your pace where and when you want, looks out/after you, gives you the right balance of adventure to meet your skills and is so knowledgable about everything around you. Highly recommended. Top bloke.
September 2015