Becky Angell | Hill + Mountain Guide | UK

Becky Angell

about becky

My name is Becky Angell, I’m a qualified Summer Mountain Leader Guide in the UK.

I have been hiking in the UK for over 14 years. It started out with a few day hikes each year, then my first long-distance trail, Hadrian’s Wall in 2010 but it wasn’t until I started going on solo adventures that hiking became a massive part of my life!

If you are looking for a hill or mountain guide in the UK I have plenty of hiking experience to take you on a wonderful adventure. The main locations that I specialise in guiding are the Peak District, Lake District and Snowdonia.

I love the Peak District so much I also have a website with over 90 walking routes for you to explore! Visit peakdistrictwalks.net here.

I’m passionate about wildlife and nature and although I don’t know the name of every wildflower or bird in the hills I’ll certainly do my best to find it out! My style of walking and guiding is to share as much about the environment as I can, I’ll go at a steady pace but I won’t be racing around the hills (unless you specifically want that!)

If you want to see a flavour of my adventures and what I get up to then you’re welcome to check out my social media channels. I’m pretty active on Instagram but also share a few of my adventures via Facebook too.

I am available as a hill and mountain guide, which means you stay safe on your walk and can focus on the views, nature and socialising instead of looking at a map. 

Feel free to get in touch and we can chat more about what you want to do.

Contact me at beckythetraveller@gmail.com

Becky

Blencathra Sharp Edge in Lake District
Views from Sharp Edge, Blencathra
Hen Cloud Peak District
Hen Cloud in the Peak District
Hiking the West Highland Way
Hiking the West Highland Way in Scotland

Mountain leader

As a UK Summer Mountain Leader Guide, I’m qualified to lead groups in the mountains for both day hikes, overnight adventures or multi-day trails.

I’m a member of the British Mountaineering Council and Mountain Training Association which means I’m kept regularly up to date on any mountain news. I also, keep up to date through news and social media on places in the UK. 

You can find me registered on the Mountain Training Association here – Search Becky Angell.

The Mountain Leader qualification also means I’m a qualified Outdoor First Aider, I carry a Mountain First Aid Kit with me at all times as well as other emergency equipment.

Becky on Mountain Leader assessment
Photo: Paul Poole - Night navigation began at sunset!
Becky stand on grassy hill on Mountain Leader Assessment
Day 2 on Mountain Leader Assessment
Snowdonia
Mountain Leader Training in Snowdonia

guided walks + hikes

Walking and hiking is an activity I’ve done more and more over the last few years, it seems it really is addictive!

There are three areas of the UK you can find me regularly, that’s not to say I don’t visit other places too!

My local National Park is the Peak District, I’m often out hiking there and I run a second website Peak District Walks which you might have tried one or two of the routes from!

I also love the Lake District, in May 2021, I completed my first round of the 214 Wainwrights and yes, you’ve guessed it I’ve started my second round because I love exploring it so much!

And the third place I have a passion for exploring is Snowdonia, in 2019 I completed the toughest challenge – The Welsh 3000s and since then I’ve wanted to discover more of the beautiful Welsh National Park.

Looking for a guide for a day hike then please get in touch and I’ll happily plan a great adventure for you.

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Hiking in Peak District on winter day
Hiking in Peak District on winter day
Becky in Lake District
Hiking in Lake District
Crib Goch sunrise Welsh 3000s
What a way to start the Welsh 3000s!

wild camping adventures

Over the last few years I have clocked up more than 100 wild camps in the UK, mostly in the Lake District and Snowdonia. But there have been some dotted in other places too, like Peak District, Scotland and the Jurassic Coast. 

In 2019, I hiked across Britain and wild camped on the way, out of the 57 days on the trail I camped x night, including x wild camps!

I absolutely love wild camping and I’ll regularly go on solo adventures! The important thing about wild camping is doing it the right way, therefore I’m passionate about sharing my skills and teaching people how to wild camp the right way!

I can offer bespoke wild camping trips where I will show you how and where to wild camp.

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MSR Hubba tent on grass with sunset colours
Wild camping spot watching the sunset
Tents on grass
Sunrise on day 5 of our Mountain Leader Assessment
Becky sat next to tent
Wild camping on Bob Graham

long distance trails

I’ve mentioned this a couple of times but I have a love for hiking long-distance trails in the UK. To date I’ve walked some of the classic trails in full as well as sections of other trails. Here are the trails I’ve completed (so far!)

  • Coast to Coast
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Pennine Way
  • West Highland Way
  • Jurassic Coast
  • Norfolk Coast Path
  • Derwent Valley Heritage Way
  • Cumbria Way
  • Bob Graham Round

Hiking a long-distance trail isn’t for everyone, it takes a lot of planning and preparation but in my opinion, it’s totally worth it!

I offer support in planning your adventure as well as a full guided option to save you doing all the hard work. Please get in touch and we can chat about what you’d like to do.

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Long-Distance packing gear
Hiking the Norfolk Coast Path
Becky walking towards Stoodley Pike
Stoodley Pike on Pennine Way trail
Becky stood on trig point
Hike Pike on the Cumbria Way

need help planning a trip?

As well as guiding walks and hikes in the UK I can also help you plan your own adventure if you’re prefer to do something solo.

Maybe you’ve never wild camped before and want to ask questions or have someone check through your kit?

You could be planning a HUGE long-distance trail, similar to my 952-mile hike across Britain and not sure where to start?

Or you might want help planning some routes for a special occasion and need some inspiration?

I have numerous FREE guides on my website that you can use to plan your trip or alternatively, you can arrange a one-off online chat to discuss your plans or questions with me.

Check out some of my useful guides and hiking tips below: