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Keith Miller

Committed | Enthusiastic | Friendly

Mini Bio

I’m an enthusiastic hill-walker, mountaineer and naturalist, first introduced to the hills at age 5 by my father and to the wonders of nature by my mother even earlier!

After a career in mountain environment conservation, latterly as Senior Conservationist for the John Muir Trust, I now have a few jobs, including as Wilderness England guide! In winter I undertake work as an Avalanche Forecaster for the SportScotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) and guide winter hill walking skills courses. During the rest of the year, I guide walking holidays in the UK, as well as some abroad. I also run mountain environment courses and carry out upland plant surveys.

In my view, one of the great things about being in hill, mountain, coastal and other wild environments is experiencing their tremendous and ever-changing variety: scenery, habitats, wildlife, weather – even the people!

Place to Play

The Cairngorms. Such a diversity of landscapes, coires & crags, habitats, wildlife and weather. Alternatively the Peak District is a close second.

Not a lot of people know this

My first car was a bit of a Minx!!


Adventurer's Stories about Keith

Keith was amazing. He understands the need to keep the group together and balance pace with abilities. I appreciated his gracious style and knowledge he shared.

I don't know how you can manage when you have clearly identified the physical expectations of the hikes. It was frustrating at points to have to slow down and compromise for hikes due to some team members lack of preparedness. Keith managed this process with great professionalism... and I tried to not be too much of a poopy pants about it.

Lisa Paulo
Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK
Reviewed on 28/06/2018

Keith was phenomenal when it came to the environment. He was very knowledgeable regarding the geology, flora and fauna and he was an attentive and experienced hiking guide. Even though this is a "outdoor sport" tour, I would have enjoyed a bit more insight on the culture/history of the places we visited, but I don't think that's Keith's area. We had the good fortune to have Rupert from the corporate office join our tour. He was very personable and kind and a great complement to Keith.

Christine Jackson
Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK
Reviewed on 25/06/2018

Keith was an excellent guide with a warm personality

Daniel Popesco
Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK
Reviewed on 22/06/2018

Keith Miller was the ultimate guide. His thorough knowledge of the flora, fauna, terrain, history, and land management issues of each place we visited is truly outstanding. We hike independently in the U.S. and take many self-guided trips abroad; but this trip would have been very difficult and much less enjoyable without a guide of his caliber. This trip is an outstanding value. For those of us used to hiking in national parks in the U.S., the British trail systems appear very difficult to navigate with so many private property access restrictions and the general absence of signs. Mr. Miller was always well prepared with weather forecasts, multiple maps, and an unerring sense of where to go and what we might experience. He was also very flexible and tailored the itinerary to the weather and our interests -- immediately identifying birds by their song and plants by both their Latin and English names en route. He even provided us a complete list of these at the end of the trip. Outstanding is the only word to describe his knowledge, experience and expertise as a guide!

Sandy Davis
Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK
Reviewed on 28/05/2018

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