About us and
The Areas to which we go.
For the last 27 years - roughly the time that I have
been organising and teaching English and walking
courses in Britain, I have lived in Switzerland . In
Switzerland I am married with two children who are
just about to complete their university studies. Here
I am also an English teacher. I have my own small
school which organises courses for businesses and also
discussion and examination courses for the general
I origanate from the central part of Britain - from
the Wirral - near to Manchester and Liverpool. At
university I studied environmental science and later
became a secondry school teacher. These walking
courses combine my studies in the environment
and languages with my enjoyment for
walking and nature.
I take a central role in these courses but rely on
local teams of guides, hosts and hostesses from
each of the areas. These indespensible contacts I have
built up over many years.
Over the last 27 years we have centred our courses in
many attractive areas in the British Isles.
This has allowed people to return to not just
new English experiences but totally different
walking environments. The courses were first centred
in North Wales and then expanded to the West
Coast of Ireland, Scotland -first just the West Coast
but then to the West and East, the Lake District and
the Yorshire Dales- later different parts of the Lake
District and finally Cornwall - extended to Devon and
Lake Distict also has mountains close to the sea,
but here the mountains are seperated by extremly
green valleys and lakes. This is the second largest
National park in Britain and certainly the most
popular. Besides being a national park it is the
centre of the National Trust (A trust set up to
protect natural beautiy for the enjoyment of all) .
In addition it is now also a Unesco world heritage
Wales offers many costal
paths along long sandy beachs on the North Wales coast
and rocky coves and beaches around the island of
Angleses (earlier name Avalon). Snowdonia - the Largest
national park in Britain offers a walkers paradise with
lakes, mountains and valleys. Views over the
sea, the rugged mountains of Snowdonia and green valleys
of Wales are given from the peaks.
Here lie the largest mountains in
Britain, maybe laughable to Swiss standards , only
reaching 1400 metres, but you need to take into
consideration that they are next to the sea .
The West and North of Scotland are one of the most
underpopulated parts of Europe. Here you don't see
people (outside a few town) just the sea and endless
lakes seperated by rugged mountains and moors.
Cornwall are known in Britain for their mild climate
and very attractive coastline. Besides the coast
with its rocky coves, long sandy beaches and
picturesque fishing villages there are the high
moorlands of Bodminmoor, Dartmoor and Exmoor to
explore with their strange rock formations and
populations of wild ponies. ..
well known to nature lovers for its pure air,
unspoiled countryside and music. The area to
which we go is considered by many to be the most
scenic in Ireland - the Kerry Ring, Dingle, Shannon
area and the Connemara - incorporating high mountains
next to the sea, colourful towns, rolling hills and a
really spectacular Atlantic coastline