What we're about
Welcome to Mountain Hikes! Sociable & Friendly Guided Hiking Breaks & Holidays
We are now close to 10,000 Mountain Hikers including several Meetup groups, Facebook and Website followers and all weekends and treks are still personally run by Samantha Yen Yau and Kevin Blissett.
We focus on smaller group breaks of around 15 to 20, because we believe this is the ideal group size to manage safely and give everyone the opportunity to meet each other and make friends. We have run larger groups, but we feel they can become impersonal and more difficult to manage safely.
We also specialise in areas that we know well and love, as we think this gives us the ability to give a more personal view of the areas where we are walking. We live in the Lake District and so we organise several breaks every year to this beautiful part of the country. We also know and love Scotland, so run several breaks to our favourite places there as well.
Kevin is a fully qualified International Mountain Leader, so this allows us to lead groups to some of our favourite and best known locations in Europe including the Alps and Spain.
Tea & Homemade Cake
A popular feature of all of our weekends has become Yen's homemade cakes. This is a delicious and rewarding way to finish all of our hikes.
We welcome people of all nationalities and backgrounds, the only requirement is a love of the outdoors and a good level of fitness. Our hiking weekends, treks and yoga hiking weekends are aimed at people who are already reasonably fit and are happy to walk for most of the day in hilly and rocky environments.
You may notice that some breaks and trips are showing with more people booked than you can see on the Meetup page. This is because we also have other Meetup groups and our own website (www.mountainhikes.co.uk) where we take bookings.
Other ways of following us and keeping up to date
We have a Facebook page so you can keep up to date with our latest events, activities and updates and the address of this page is:
This is where you can read our latest reviews by going to the reviews section of our Facebook Page.
We keep our Blog page on the website fairly up to date with our latest trips and you can browse through these to read about previous weekends and trips.
We also run yoga hikes breaks for those who enjoy yoga and hiking and you can find out more about these trips on our yoga hikes pages.
Some reviews from other previous meetups are below:
"A Fantastic hiking weekend; big thank you to Kevin leading the hike and great routes with beautiful scenic views......The group was lovely, friendly people to talk too and lots of laughs......I will never forget this wonderful walking break...... well planned and friendly Hosts." - Mark
"Thank you for such a fantastic weekend! As my first hiking experience in the UK it was so enjoyable, I am ready to invest in some new boots and gear." - Jen
"I enjoyed every minute of this weekend! Nice hostel, great walks in beautiful nature, good weather and most of all fantastic company! Thanks to everyone for making it such a lovely trip but an extra huge thank you to Yen and Kevin for looking after us so well. " - Malin