We provide Guided walks, Walking weekends, Day Tours from Dublin and Walking holidays in Ireland and other parts of Europe.
I started the company in 2008 after some travelling in Australia and New Zealand. It was in New Zealand while in Queenstown that I thought that I could offer an activity day tour to tourists from Dublin to the Wicklow hills.
When I returned to Ireland, I started on my website and getting trained up as a Mountain Leader.
At this time also I was in touch with Failte Ireland about the idea and my local enterprise board which both gave me some great advice. I had never had a company before and apart from the guiding, I had a lot to learn about running a company and tourism
I did my mountain skills first, then a Walking Group Leadership and eventually after quite some time my Mountain Leader Qualification.
In 2010 I got my first minibus and started to take tourists on day trips and organised walks. I also tried some novel walks such as walks for singles, photography walks and full moon walks which we still offer today.
I then started organising walking holidays and longer trips to many parts of Ireland for tourists and Irish people. We have now organised many trips abroad to places such as the Camino in Spain, Romania, Dolomites in Italy, Switzerland and France to name a few.
Today the company has grown from strength to strength and we now have 6 buses, with some admin staff and about 10 guides during the busy season.
We also have a Walking Club called Hilltoptreks which is open to anyone interested in getting out on the hills, enjoying themselves and meeting like-minded people.
I have always loved the outdoors and exploring new places and have been lucky enough now to make my living from it.
If you would like to check out any of our upcoming walks please visit www.hilltoptreks.com
Thank you for reading.
Terry Lambert (MD Hilltoptreks)