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Ben Walker

Operations & Guide Co-ordinator

Make | It | Happen

Mini Bio

I’m a keen hiker, biker, and travel photographer, having previously been a sales manager for a leading adventure travel company. I lived in Thailand & Malaysia for 4 years, where I started my leading career in SE Asia. I’ve been lucky to have led trips and expeditions in over 20 countries.

In my free time, I like to do long-distance bike journeys and have ridden Lands End to John O’groats, Bangkok to Delhi and the length of New Zealand.

Having worked as a trek-leader since 2004, I’m now part of the Wilderness England team, based in our Kirkby Lonsdale headquarters. Although I’ll mainly be office-based I still hope to keep my hand in guiding trips during the summer.

Place to Play

I live in the Lake District, so have a wonderful playground on my doorstep. Whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do whether it’s walking, fell running, mountain biking or open-water swimming.

Not a lot of people know this

Conveniently Ben is the most common Scottish Gaelic word for mountain, so I wonder if it was nurture or nature that I became a mountain walker.

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