We think our walks are fab - obviously! The fells are so beautiful, it's almost impossible not to have a good time... provided you know what you're doing.
And we do know what we are doing.
But don't just take our word for it. Here are just a few examples of what other people say about walking and learning to walk the fells with us.
I plucked up the courage to join Basia’s guided walk to Skiddaw and Little Man in July 2021, and I’m so glad I did. Her gentle manner and encouragement, enthusiasm and knowledge meant that I thoroughly enjoyed myself that day despite knowing no one on the walk. I joined Basia for 2 more walks that summer, made 2 good friends and gained confidence to join other walking groups and made more friends. Now when I stay in the Lakes there’s always someone to meet up and walk with. I thoroughly recommend joining one of Basia’s walks as you’re sure to have great fun, gain confidence and improve fitness.
I had the pleasure of being led by Basia on the 3 peaks challenge. Basia was very professional throughout the climbs and her expertise and guidance was great. Basia is very welcoming and I wouldn't hesitate to use her again in the future.
Basia is very knowledgeable about the fells and is so friendly and approachable, all of this makes you feel comfortable and confident walking with her in the Lake District, you're always in safe hands with Basia no matter where you are or what you're doing 😊....
Walking with Basia on a group hike was a fabulously positive experience. She led a diverse group of walkers effortlessly- quietly but confidently she helped any members of the group that needed support, whilst being alert to the route and weather conditions throughout the day.
Everyone was made at ease, even my four dogs were welcomed along!
Basia clearly carried all the necessary equipment in her rucksack and is very knowledgable, I am looking forward to walking with her again soon.
I recently went on a guided walk with Basia. She was a great walk leader, had a very clear route planned, was knowledgeable about the area, ensured everyone regardless of fitness levels was included and made to feel welcome. Thoroughly enjoyable walk.
Myself and my partner completed the 3 peaks challenge in 2019 which was organised by Basia. It was a huge challenge for us. The event was very well organised and coordinated, everything went really smoothly and we completed the challenge. We couldn't have done this without her help, knowledge and skills. I'll be forever grateful for the experience.
We joined Basia on one of her family walks in the summer of 2021. She took us (family with one child of 9 years old) and three other families on a climb to Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike.
Our daughter is not really a fan of walking but Basia’s enthusiasm and passion for the mountains and the fact that other children were coming along as well, including Basia’s cute boy, made her change her mind. We had a fantastic time. Basia had the whole trip well prepared in advance, we got excellent instructions on what to expect, how to prepare and what to bring. During the day Basia made sure that we had a good balance of making progress and having enough breaks. It was very relaxed to have somebody else taking care of the map and the track. We all three have fond memories of this day in the mountain and hope to make another trip with Basia in the near future again!
Myself, my husband and my kids decided to walk with Basia as our guide up two mountains in the Lake District a couple of years ago. We nearly made three but the weather turned and we had to turn back down, disappointed at the time not to reach the summit, but we had many giggles along the way…
We as a family could not recommend Hills & Skills enough. It was a real family event and Basia literally played our Mum for the day, making sure we had all the right equipment, appropriate food and drink, and made every step we took on our journey a very fun and safe one.
Gayle 47, Neill 45, Lexie 8, Brody 14