Lucy Wallace



               - Summer Mountain Leader Award

               - DofE Assessor for Bronze, Silver and Gold

               - Member of Mountain Training Association



Lucy is a Mountain Leader and wildlife guide based on the Isle of Arran, Scotland - although we do tempt her onto the mainland for expeditions from time to time! Lucy originally trained as an archaeologist and had great fun exploring the ancient world until an obsession with wild places and mountains took over her life. A move to Scotland naturally followed where she can climb, watch otters and track wildlife to her hearts content.

Lucy was an RSPB Office and Co-ordinator for the Arran Wildlife Festival before committing to working as a full-time Mountain Leader two years ago. She works works with school groups and conservation volunteers across Scotland and has recently returned from further afield in Tanzania - leading a school expedition and undertaking conservation and community work.

Lucy heads up our Arran programmes to help groups see otters, eagles and marine life around the island on our residentials and expeditions. She can also be found working with our school groups and Open expeditions on the mainland and is also a member of the Arran Mountain Rescue team.

A few questions for Lucy...

What are your favourite locations for DofE expeditions?

Bronze: Anywhere that has great views and straightforward navigational challenges!

Silver: Loch Lomond was a pretty special location for Silver...

Gold: I can't decide between the Cairngorms and Knoydart - both are great venues for unforgettable mountain journeys


What is the best thing about being on expedition?

Trekking through incredible places with fantastic people for company - it just can't be topped


What is the worst thing about being on expedition?

Wet feet...but luckily it doesn't happen too often!


What would we find in your rucksack that we really shouldn't?!

Freshly ground coffee and a mini cafetiere...ooops!

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