About Us

Hike to Indulge are on a mission to make English Country walks / hikes cool and cutting edge. Most people have an image of country hikes as an activity for the nerdy, the retired and the dull.  Just the opposite is true in America. Hiking is the latest fitness workout used by many California hot bodies and celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Fergie, Zac Effron and Jessica Biel.  It may not be California but the countryside just outside London is surprisingly stunning and more than efficient for burning loads of calories and toning leg and butt muscles.  Not only will you be improving your health and fitness in the scenic outdoors, you will also have an opportunity to connect and socialise with people in a way you never could in a board room, a bar or an internet environment.

Secondly, we want to alter the image of hiking and outdoor activities based out of camp site, hostels, lodges and out of date B & Bs. Forget roughing it, instead think of rewarding yourself with delicious food, stylish gastro pubs, converted country manors and contemporary coaching inns.  

Lots of research has gone into your route. Hike to Indulge uses special mapping software, Outdoor GPS and Ordinance Survey maps to find you the most interesting and sometimes challenging routes near London.   For your safety and comfort your guide will be a qualified in first aid and always carry a first aid kit, handy wipes, extra water and an emergency blanket.

The Team

Your Hike Leader and Hostess is Alexandria Murphy.  She has been a successful personal trainer for the past 6 years privately and at several of Surreys most prestigious Health Clubs. She has transformed the lives of many male and female clients by helping them achieve phenomenal results in weight loss, strength training and overall health and fitness.  Alex is trained in running coaching, Indoor Cycle Instructing, Advanced Strength Training, Boxercise, Paul Check core exercises Kettle bells and Knee and Shoulder Rehabilitation.  In pursuit of her passion for fitness in the outdoors and she has undergone the MLTE‘s (Mountain Leader Training England) intensive Walking Group Leader Course. In addition she holds a certificate in Wilderness First Aid. Her personal experience includes hikes and high altitude treks in Lake District,  Peak District, Kilimanjaro, Peru, Ladakh-Northern India, High Atlas- Morocco, Nepal, Bhutan and Uganda.

Prior to becoming a PT, Alex spent many years working in the Global Financial Markets.  During this time she lived in Los Angeles, London, Vancouver and Singapore enjoying a lively expat lifestyle and often hosting social and corporate gatherings.  Alex’s’ discerning taste and standards in hospitality comes from those indulgent experiences. These are now skills and standards which she applies in seeking out restaurants, accommodation and gastro pubs for Hike to Indulge events.  She has combined her passion for fitness and the outdoors with her desire to give guest a more social, stylish and more upscale outdoor activity experience than what is currently on offer.

Hike to Indulge can also rely on Jake Hayman and Chris Denman, two very capable personal trainers to help our activity days run smooth and safe.  They add a warm, strong and friendly presence to our events. They bring their fitness and first aid knowledge and motivational skills to our weekend breaks when needed.

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TO BOOK OUR NO- FRILLS FAST PACED LARGE GROUP HILL HIKES check out:

 Hike to Indulge at MeetUp


PRESS Coverage

GUARDIAN Features Exodus UK Hikes 
in Travel Section

WANDELUST Magazine
 writes
5 Reasons group hiking is cooler than cocktail hour !
 July 2012

Hike to Indulge featured in Lunch Magazine August 2011
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