About Us

Duncan Greene, Lisa Greene & associate instructor Gordon Wishart.

We offer a range of outdoor activities from Land to Water based including, Mountain adventures in all seasons. From fully guided long distance paths such as the Coast to Coast, West Highland Way, Cumbria Way and Hadrian’s Wall to navigation, use of crampons, ice axes and associated winter skills.

Then to the Water, we provide Sea Kayak skills sessions for beginners through to guide training. Our Sea Kayak Touring trips are based throughout the Northern Hemisphere in locations such as, the Lofoten Islands in the Arctic Circle, Norway, Croatia, Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, Isles of Scilly. Stunning locations around Scotland; Arisaig, Knoydart, Malliag, The Inner & Outer Herbrides, Isle of Skye, Small Isles, Summer Isles & Oban. Our skills sessions are at Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, Ullswater and Derwentwater, North Lake District, Cumbria.

We also provide bespoke walking and Sea Kayak trips and Touring for groups. We are a small business but with high achievements and aim to provide the best quality locations, a friendly, fun, safe and enjoyable time away with us.

Duncan Greene


I have been mountaineering for longer than I can remember. I class myself as a Mountaineer rather than a climber, as I enjoy journeying in the hills and using rock skills to enhance that enjoyment rather than pure rock climbing on a crag.

I have climbed and walked extensively in all of our mountain areas & have also spent quite some time in the French Dauphin Alps; but if pushed I would prefer the Lakes in summer and Scotland in winter.

Between 1990 and 2003 I was involved in training and assessing the MLTA summer award through Cleveland Youth Service. I also held a Scout leader Warrant from 1984 until 2005 initially running a Scout troop. then the Venture Scout Unit. I completed my Scouting service serving for 4 years as the Assistant Commissioner for Activities.

Along with loving being in the mountains I also enjoy paddle sports. Whether it be lake paddling,  river or Seas.

I have been kayaking for over 30 years.  I have paddled extensively in Great Britain,  enjoying all aspects of the sport from Surfing the North East Coast, through river paddling throughout England and Wales. Living in the North East prior to moving to Cumbria gave me great access to some of the best rivers in England.  I have always Sea kayaked however, over that last 3 years this has been my passion and I have enjoyed becoming a level 4 sea leader. I have Sea paddled throughout Great Britain from the Outer Hebrides to Cornwall and most bits in between. I love leading groups watching them develop as individuals and as a group during multi day trips to unreachable places.

I first qualified  as a Summer Mountain Leader, then later as a Winter Mountain Leader in 1984. I also hold, the Single pitch rock climbing award, British Canoeing level 3 inland kayak and Sea Kayak leader award plus the Moderate Water Endorsement.  Having recently completed my Advanced Sea Leader training and soon up for my assessment. I am also an ISKGA Coastal Guide and  a Trainer provider for ISKGA courses.

Qualifications

ISKGA Advanced Guide

MLTB Summer Award

SMLTB Winter Award

MLTB Single Pitch Supervisor Award

British Canoeing:

Level 3 Coach (Inland)

Sea Kayak Leader

Moderate Water Sea Endorsement

(Aspirant) Advanced Sea Leader

REC 4 Outdoors First Aider

Lisa Greene

I am a sea kayaker first and foremost; however, I am also responsible for all the admin associated with our business Greene Adventures.

I had not sat in a boat until 2011, since then I have spent more time in a sea kayak than I have in an office.

I have always been involved with sport so becoming a kayaker and outdoor adventurer was a natural step, I am always up for a challenge.

I have paddled extensively in the UK from Isle of Scilly to the Isle of Barra and pretty much everything in between. I have also jointly run expeditions in Norway, Croatia and I am looking forward to paddling in Alaska later this year.

I have lead my own trips and expeditions throughout Scotland and Northern England since 2015 and also have been instructing. I may not have been paddling for many years but I have paddled vast amounts in a small time and always looking forward to the next adventure.

As well as kayaking I have been converted to walking the hills, climbing and ghyll scrambling. I am working towards my summer mountain leader training and my SPA rock climbing award.

Qualifications

British Canoeing:

Sea Kayak Leader

Level 1 Coach

ISKGA Registered Guide

REC 4 Outdoors First Aid

Gordon Wishart

Gordon is a British Canoeing Sea Kayak leader who provides excellent customer care.  He makes sure every member of the group reaches their full potential. Gordon has been paddling for 6 years predominantly sea kayaking. Gordon lives on the East Coast of Scotland and paddles regularly with  a number of local Sea kayak clubs. Gordon is a valued member of our team.

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