What others say….

As you see from the latest blog, I’m no longer continuing with Aye Can but instead switching to a new social enterprise Ayecan Change.

Thanks for support to those who have been with me.

May your adventures be great and your time outdoors plentiful.


“The trip more than met my expectations. It was jam packed, inspiring, challenging, hard work, enlightening and tested all my personal limitations. Cannot commend the guides highly enough. They were knowledgeable and informative of the terrain, geography, local history and environment. They were attentive to individual and group needs, ability, stamina, energy levels, thirst, hunger and tiredness. They also worked well together and had a sense of humour which is crucial on a trip like this.”  Pauline.  

“Our guides, cook and muleteers took exceptional care of us.  Vegetarian options available every night and other dietary considerations (upset tummy) were delivered without needing to mention them. Guides kept us informed of the route and were very encouraging. Never felt under pressure to increase the pace, our guides Lhoucien & Fran kept our spirits high, and the group gelled well together to provide good support.  It’s not easy to create such an easy, relaxed atmosphere between people of strong character, some of whom did not know each other before they came, or to keep that going for a period of 12 days.  To do so in an understated and gentle
manner demonstrates considerable skill and experience.”  Sheila.


” I don’t think I knew what I was expecting as it was my first time on a hill walking weekend in Scotland, but it was a great experience from start to finish, gorgeous location, good walks and lots of other interesting things around too, very well organised, lovely company and great fun.

It was such a lovely few days, healthy exercise, outdoors in a beautiful place, a chance to go somewhere I hadn’t been, and safely guided and organised by someone who knows what she’s doing and enjoys doing it. A perfect way to see and experience places! ” Barbara

Map Reading

“There was a good atmosphere amongst the group,  probably due to the fact that it was small, we all met at Fran’s house, introduced ourselves over a cup of tea/coffee which helped everyone to relax.  

The area we walked in was really good for map reading and had a good variety of terrain. When we were asked to point out on the map where we were and got it right it was a good feeling!!I felt the course was well run, pitched just right for what I wanted to achieve and cannot really see how it could be improved.  It was well run, I came away having learnt how to set a map, read a map, judge distances, take bearings etc. ”    Margaret

“It is a great introduction to map reading and navigation skills. Non threatening and confidence building. The simplicity of arriving and walking from the meeting place. Simple teaching at a relaxed pace in a lovely location. Fran you instil a sense of calm!”  Amy

 Nordic Walking

“I enjoyed learning a new skill, Fran was clear, organised and friendly. Walking in the woods for three hours was a pleasure as well.”  Rosie