About

Born and raised in beautiful County Down, the home of the Mournes. I know the Mourne mountains by heart as well as most of the mountains throughout Ireland. I am a qualified Mountain Leader with over 4 decades of mountaineering experience and Mountain Rescue service.

I am outgoing and extremely enthusiastic, especially about the outdoors and nature. I am sure I can cheer you up, help you to forget the office or the burden of work waiting for you. This walk will help you to refocus your headspace on the things that matter…You, your enjoyment of the outdoors and what really counts.

My passion is to introduce people to our fantastic Irish mountain environment and bring the mountains alive by showing them the numerous and spectacular fauna, flora and wildlife. I love nothing better than to hear of how my guests returned home invigorated, buzzing and amazed by what they have experienced. I love hearing that the guests realized that work had been completely forgotten and how all that was left in its place was that pleasant feeling in their muscles that we get from having spent hours trekking over wild country.

I love getting messages saying that the tipple of their choice that evening was probably the best they have ever tasted and how much the memory of their day will be up there with a life experience to remember.

Tours

Donegal and Sligo Mountain Walks

  Your day will start at 8am where you will you will be collected from your accommodation. Provided that it is en...
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Tailored Coastal walk with a giant

You will begin your experience at 7am and be driven to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge via two Game of Thrones film...
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Tailored tours of Ireland’s Mountains

Your day will start at 8am and wherever possible, you will be collected from your accommodation, if it is in the...
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Testimonials


Kirsty, Charlottesville, VA - January, 2019

Wow! What an amazing experience!! This challenging mountain hike was more than I expected and I’m so glad that I got the chance to do it. Phil is an expert guide and a terrific person. His knowledge, passion and humor made the hike all the more memorable.He was also able to supply gear that made the trip more comfortable.

Paul, UK - February, 2019

A great experience. Have walked the mournes the tourist route many times but with Philip I saw parts that never knew existed. The guy is a legend, a credit to Northern Ireland with his knowledge and passion for the great outdoors. With 6 hrs together I felt refreshed, at ease and all in all a great experience that I would highly recommend. I totally intend to work with Phillip again and he is such a decent guy and great at what he does. The whole experience was a bargain for what I paid. Well done Phillip and thanks

Justin, Epsom, NH - April, 2019

Philip is world class – he took our group of 3 down a great walking trail along the coastline, where we saw only a handful of people until we reached the Giant’s Causeway. It felt private, and unique, despite not being difficult to get to. Between his knowledge of the area, culture, flora and fauna, and the trails we walked down, I can’t think of a better way to spend a day out in Northern Ireland, except maybe to go on one of Philip’s Mountain Tours!

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