Dorian’s night time hike was a fantastic and unique experience! We were very lucky with clear skies and so saw a beautiful sunset and had a great star show at the top of Pen Y Fan. Dorian and Marie were very friendly and knowledgeable about the Brecon Beacons and happy to share their insights and passion for the area. Highly recommended!
Dorian is a man in his element, not sharing just his expertise, but his passion for the great outdoors in general, and Wales in particular. An excellent host, facilitator, teacher and inspiration.
Thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would do it again. Both Dorian and Marie were welcoming, friendly and clearly knowledgeable. They cared about what they were doing and showed an appreciation for the environment. You do need proper hiking kit but they were fantastic with some spare bits for those with no idea…!
A really great guided walk with very friendly and knowledgeable hosts who shared lots of information about the area. Despite it being very misty, Dorian made it a worthwhile experience. I’m quite slow going uphill, but this was no problem and we were all well looked after. A great evening, thank you.
Very good evening on the hills. Dorian chose the right walking pace for everyone and adapted as needed. He was great at going off script to answer any of our varied questions. (Even though it was advertised to finish at midnight, we finished at 10.30pm. This was to suit the group and the weather, and was fine for all of us – but be aware of the variable finish time if you need to be picked up by somebody!)
Dorian was knowledgeable and really personalised the hike for our group. He told great stories and was happy to go at our own pace (even when we kept stopping off to see toads on the way down)! We went at night and the clouds cleared for us at the top, giving us an amazing view of the stars and the lights below. Really recommend
This was a wonderful experience for a mixed age group of 5. Dorian created an extra date for us last minute for which I was very grateful. His communication both before and after the climb was excellent, the accuracy of the excursion description and his directions to the meeting point were first rate and he was punctual, friendly and knowledgable. We felt safe heading into the dark and it was obvious he knew the mountains like the back of his hand, even in the cloud! He told us a few myths and legends, about the flora and fauna, located the stars when they appeared and we were even able to experience some wildlife close up! Highly recommended night climb, expert guide. Thank you!
A truly wonderful experience. We could not have had better weather. I have never been a fast walker, particularly uphill, but with frequent stops to learn about the plants or hear a local story, there were lots of opportunities to catch my breath. Dorian is very knowledgeable and friendly, and the whole group had a thoroughly good time.
Dorian brings a stunning location even more alive with local stories, myths and information about the flora and fauna. He (and his partner, Maria) are very welcoming and I felt well cared for as they made sure we walked at our own pace, making sure we were warm enough etc. I have walked this route before, but I would have never attempted to walk at night. This is what made it so special – sun down on the mountain, star gazing at the peak and then finding our way with head torches – just wonderful! I now feel confident that, if well prepared, I could venture to do this myself. Thank you!
Would highly recommend Dorian’s evening/night walk up Pen y Fan. Despite the great British weather, rain, wind, poor visibility we had a great time. Very friendly. Dorian’s knowledge of the area is clear and his passion for the mountains and the Becons shone through. Thank you for a great evening