Mark Britton

The Owner of Britton Outdoors

Britton Outdoors is a small, local business that has developed because of my passion for the outdoors and being active. I was lucky to be able to get a job share role which enabled me to set up Britton Outdoors in May of 2020. I am delighted to say that it was a fantastic choice and I am really enjoying being outdoors meeting so many friendly and like-minded people.

Initially, my passion for the outdoors, adventure and exploring led me to complete a diploma in Outdoor Adventure Management and I haven’t looked back since. I have worked in numerous adventure centres throughout Ireland teaching sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, mountain biking and hiking. I made the decision to head back to the books and signed up for a degree in the Lake District to study Outdoor Professional Practice.

Over the last number of years, my work slowly became office-based and I realised that I wasn’t getting to spend time with people in an outdoor setting and missed it.

Once I came to this realisation the next logical step was to set up a business focused on teaching and guiding people in the outdoors and to encourage everyone to get out and explore the wonderful mountains, forests and rivers we have right on our doorstep.

I am lucky to have had a wide variety of jobs within the outdoor industry from adventure centre instructor roles to developing a sail training academy for 16-18year olds and onwards to managing a QQI level 5 course in Outdoor recreation. The QQI course was fantastic in that I got to work with the same people for 9 months, training them to become instructors and using the outdoors as a means to develop confidence and increase self-esteem.

I am always looking at new ideas, challenges and ways to develop hair-brained ideas (some of which need to be curtailed 😊).

I currently focus on running mountain navigation courses for people that are interested in heading out to the hills to explore. These courses are run with very small groups and there is lots of one-to-one tuition.

A truly professional and engaging mountain leader. If you are planning a hike with family over the next few weeks keep This business in mind. It will be a very enjoyable and memorable day. Enjoy.

Colin Barrett

I completed a 2 day hiking course with Mark and what a nice guy and has a wealth of knowledge of the ballyhoura area.

Kevin Fitzgerald

What We Do

Our main services

Britton Outdoors run a wide range of services throughout Munster. There are activities suitable for all levels and for individuals, groups, schools or clubs.

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  • Guided Hikes

    Britton Outdoors run guided hikes to numerous locations throughout Munster. We have some stunning day hikes suitable for all levels in the Galtees, Commeraghs, Knockmeldowns and the Reeks.

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  • Navigation Training

    Britton Outdoors is focused on teaching aspiring hillwalkers to become self-sufficient in the Irish mountains and is keen to encourage all participants to explore the beautiful Irish hills.

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  • Spanish Trips

    Join Britton Outdoors on 6 day trekking trip to the Sierra Nevada in Spain. This wonderful trip will include four spectacular walks picked out for the dramatic scenery.

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  • Mountain Biking

    Britton Outdoors is delighted to be able to offer guided mountain bike sessions at the renowned Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails. Our guides have many years of experience teaching and guiding groups mountain biking from beginner to intermediate levels.

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  • School Programmes

    Britton outdoors is running a TY program introducing teens to their local trails and teaching basic map reading skills. We also run guided hikes for schools’ groups in the local mountains.

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  • Group & Corporate

    Britton Outdoors offers bespoke corporate and group packages. We mainly offer guided hikes with the option of catering which can be brought in. We team up with other local providers on occasion to offer a wider range of activities.

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  • Community and Sports Partnerships

    Britton Outdoors run outdoor activities for community groups and sports partnerships in the local area. To date, we have worked with Balyhoura Development and Limerick and Clare Sports Partnerships.

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Our Partners

We work with the following organisations