Europe Trip Leader

Tony Dewes

Tony Dewes was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, and spent more than 20 years as a college and university lecturer before becoming an outdoor instructor. He has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, and Central and Southern America, and been a guide since 2002. “I love taking people to wild and remote places, and creating those special memories for people to treasure.” When not leading trips, Tony loves to cook, particularly cuisine from the Indian subcontinent, and play his ukulele. He lives in Cumbria, where he has dedicated many years of service to his local mountain rescue team and has been awarded both the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Queens Award for Voluntary Service for his work in training mountain rescue personnel.

Our Team

Upcoming Trips with Tony

England Coast to Coast

Jun 18-29, 2024

Jul 30 - Aug 10, 2024

Sep 1-12, 2024

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Hiking the Cotswold Way and Wales

May 26 - Jun 5, 2024

Sep 22 - Oct 2, 2024

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Client Testimonials

Tony was a major asset. Unflagging good humor, seemingly boundless energy, knows the area like the back of his hand, AND he plays the ukulele.

Ann R.

Columbia, SC
England Coast to Coast

Tony is a priceless gem. He truly loves what he is doing is always up, regardless of weather and circumstance. He has superb knowledge of the areas we hiked in, and also of a more general nature.

Curtis L.

Meadville, PA
England Coast to Coast

Tony's sense of humor and good fun always came through, and he was extremely knowledgeable, particularly when we got to Yorkshire. He was completely delightful to be around, full of stories and local lore. I thought he was overall terrific.

Ellen S.

Newport Beach, CA
England Coast to Coast

Tony made this trip amazing with his knowledge, humor, and great attitude! His leadership skills are exemplary, on top of being a master of weaving a humorous tale at just the right time. He was dedicated to ensuring our safety and to supporting an optimal experience. I will be forever grateful for this adventure ... Tony and his team made that possible!

Julie Ann H.

Zionsville, IN
England Coast to Coast

Tony did a terrific job, sharing his deep appreciation and knowledge of England with us. He's a wonderful guide!

Sue and Tom O.

Cannmore T1W 3C4, AB
England Coast to Coast

Tony's knowledge of the area—history, plants, geography—added a lot to the hike. His sense of humor and interaction with the group was wonderful.

William L.

Albany, NY
England Coast to Coast

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