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John “The Eagle” Beamson

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John ‘The Eagle’ Beamson

I am a qualified Mountain Leader who has spent many years undertaking long-distance hikes, climbing every highest mountain in the UK and working with senior Mountain Leaders. Prior to this, I served in the British Army for ten years.

I’ll start by saying that at Robustours we create adventures for every level of experience and fitness. From what I affectionately like to call the ‘duck waddle’ – where even a duck could manage it given enough time, to extreme challenges more suitable for the ‘soaring eagles’ amongst you that will test you to your limits!

Our hikes are aimed at accomplishing a range of outcomes. From fitness through to achievement, to overcoming depression and isolation to name but a few. Whether you are a newcomer to hiking or an experienced mountain goat there’s something for everyone. The aim is to get out and meet new people, climb a mountain, look down from the top and say to yourself ‘I did it’.

Or, you may simply want to get away from the missus, husband, kids, goldfish or stresses and strains of modern-day living. Whatever your motivation, we offer a wide range of hikes to suit everyone’s needs so get in touch!

Our Eagle Reviews

  • review rating 0  Great company, friendly with safety as a priority. I have just completed an event and made 9 new friends. Fantastic day out Highly recommended

    thumb Carl Dargue

    review rating 0  Joined in with the 50,000 step challenge 18/5/19 run by John. Having originally been worried about getting out there & going alone to meet new people I can safely say I was put at ease on arrival. John was extremely professional and proficient and I can honestly say everything was superbly organised from the routes to the safety to the timings. It has given me the flare for looking to do more events like this and I honestly really enjoyed it. Not only did I get a good bit of exercise I have come away feeling like I’ve made a new bunch of friends. It brings people together and leaves you feeling a great sense of achievement when you finish as a team. I would make no hesitation booking this event again, it has definitely gave me a new found confidence I never knew I had. Thank you Robustours ❤️🙌

    thumb Victoria Prendergast

    review rating 0  Just done my 4th adventure with John today and it’s was absolutely brilliant. John does a great job of keeping you together, introducing you to new people, making you laugh and just making sure you have a cracking day. Really enjoyed it yet again can’t wait until July for my next Robustour!

    thumb Danielle Kilpatrick
  • review rating 0  Completed the Y3P this weekend with Robustours! Absolutely brilliant- John certainly keeps you motivated and gets you to the finish line! Highly recommend John and his team 😊

    thumb Hannah Smith

    review rating 0  Robustours is led by very knowledgable and skilled professionals. We had a great day out with them conquering the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in adverse weather conditions and they did a cracking job of keeping the group safe, motivated and having as much fun as possible!

    thumb Jason Rose

    review rating 0  Thank you John Beamson for helping me get achieve something that I didn't think i'd be able to do, especially when I became a little panicked 🤣 Absolutely loved my day out with Robustours and scaling Helvellyn - my legs didn't love it so much two days later! Great company along the way and well planned from start to finish. Can't wait for my next adventure 🦅

    thumb Sarah Cockerill
  • review rating 0  John leads by example and is a knowledgeable and experienced mountain guide. My first Robustour adventure was a 16 mile circular via Cauldron Snout & Cow Green from High Force. The weather changed significantly from when we set out in fine conditions to total blizzard and white-out but I never felt concerned as John told us how he had plotted the route. It was a brilliant but challenging day out. Today’s outing was aimed at those who haven’t had much hill walking experience. We covered a bit of map reading and how to approach a day in the hills. We set off from Horton in Ribblesdale and ascended Pen-y-Ghent. Again, the weather changed just after we got going and the wind really whipped up until we had got to the summit and half way back to where we’d parked. Really enjoyed it; absolutely fantastic day out and brilliant company.

    thumb Pauline Park

    review rating 0  I would defo recommend Robustours, I thoroughly enjoyed going from Saltburn to Whitby carrying the bells. John is an awesome guy and very knowledgable. I may even join up for other adventures in the future 😊

    thumb Joanne Tonkin

    review rating 0  Fantastic day adventuring with robustours, John is an amazing leader and he mapped a fantastic route with loads of amazing stuff to see along the way!! Can't wait to go out again with him and the group.

    thumb Claire Langfield
  • review rating 0  Great day out with Robust tours. Well organised and takes the hassle out of having to plan a route. I’ll be going on another adventure soon!

    thumb James Marshall

    review rating 0  With no real background in hiking other than a sparking interest, I took part in the Teesdale Way Part Two for my 19th birthday, and was thrilled with my experience. Prior to the event, John communicated well and answered any questions I had, and upon meeting him, I was made to feel welcome and involved. John's expertise glowed from start to finish, and proved himself a passionate leader. The route we took was stunning, and not one moment was dull, as it was clear I was among an engaging and interesting group of people. For me, this balanced really well with comfortably taking time to enjoy moments of silence. Towards the end I undoubtedly felt the struggle, and I'm thankful for how considerate and motivating my peers were. To sit in everyone's company after such a challenge, and enjoy our well earned drinks, was really something else. I truly cannot flaw my experience with Robustours, and look forward to more adventuring 🌟

    thumb Rosie le Darcy

    review rating 0  I was part of the halloween havoc hike night with robustours....wow... what a night...although wouldnt have expected anything less from this guy 👍👍

    thumb Amy Alderson
  • review rating 0  An amazing Adventure. John's knowledge and passion was clear from the first moment, I will be going again!

    thumb Trevor Hood

    review rating 0  Fantastic day 😊 john is an amazing guy... total professional but made the adventure fun and totally enjoyable. when challenging yourself both physically and mentally you need to know you have someone who is there to help if needed... john is that guy 👍🏻 Top day 👍🏻 Top bloke 👍🏻

    thumb Claire Nixon

    review rating 0  Blencathara adventure day out with Robustours today was fantastic. John even arranged for the weather to be perfect for us. Very informative even up the difficult sharp edge.

    thumb Jamie Baldasera
  • review rating 0  Unbelievable experience on one of Robustours adventure. Really good fun and all-round great guy! Thank you!

    thumb Philip Pentony

    review rating 0  I went out on a 20 mile hike with Robustours for the first time today on my own not knowing anyone else on the hike.. Between electric fences, cocky cows and New Zealand’s heaviest dog it was emotional 🤣.. I can’t recommend Robustours highly enough.. John runs an extremely organised event with clear instructions and makes sure everyone regardless of ability gets the job done with a big smile on their face. Loads of laughs, lovely people, great company and a real sense of achievement at the end.. I’ll defo be doing more. Whether your after a solo adventure or a team trek this is your guy... No 🦆🦆 allowed 🤣🤣

    thumb Helen Ridley

    review rating 0  we're currently in the planning stage for our first trek with Robust Tours, from my first meeting with John I knew we were in good hands. I would have no issue recomending Robust Tours to anyone.

    thumb James Bronson Willcock
  • review rating 0  I have just completed to 100,000 step challenge with John. From the very start it was clear how knowledgeable he was, from the kit list to the food that we would need. The day was planned perfectly with a great support team that met us at perfect times, again meticulously planned. I could not have got through the day without John and his team constantly encouraging and guiding me through the hardest parts of the journey, especially the 5 hills in John’s top 3 😂 If you want to be the eagle above the pigeons then these guys are for you! Without doubt the most organised, knowledgeable and dedicated hiking company around! Huge thanks guys!!

    thumb Jim Provett

    review rating 0  There’s no one id trust more than John. The passion this guy has sets him a league above the rest! Yes he’s knowlagable, yes he put a lot of time and research into every tour he does, but most importantly he’s great fun. If you’ve got time for him, he’s always got time for you. If you want to explore the great outdoors, get fit and have fun then message John!

    thumb Rebecca Williamson

    review rating 0  The first physical challenge I have done and it was one of the best experiences I have had. Initially nervous and unsure about managing 50k steps John and the group instantly put me at ease. It was an amazing experience that I will never forgot and has opened my eyes to my abilities mentally and physically. Awesome day awesome people, tiredness is only in the mind.

    thumb Sarah Wheeler
  • review rating 5  Went on my first Robust tour up Jack's Rake yesterday, John was a great instructor talking us through the event, how it would be broken down and some technical advice on how to climb safely and efficiently. We all really enjoyed our day out and will definitely do it again, thanks John!

    thumb Lanchana Green

    review rating 5  Did the night walk from Scarborough to Whitby and the Esk Valley Walk(Castleton to Whitby).John kept us right in bad weather and poor conditions on the night walk..even a morale boosting cake stop delivered by Jason from Halloween!!..Very well organised ..the Esk valley was just as well organised, everything was covered including the fish and chip stop at Whitby!!

    thumb Dawn Gibson

    review rating 5  Completed 2 walks with John so far...Yorkshire 3 Peaks and Saltburn to Whitby...looking forward to doing a few more...look up the definition of Robust in the dictionary, it's a very accurate description �

    thumb Alethea Quince
  • review rating 5  Walked Saltburn to Whitby on Saturday 9th June. Being a female on my own I was somewhat nervous about the day. After my initial meeting with a John it was obvious my concerns were not necessary. John instantly made me feel at ease and very Comfortable. John is super talented in his field, he gave me so much advice and built my confidence no end. I am training for a charity challenge walk and Johns advice was immense. I hope to walk with Robustours for many walks present and future. Thank you for a great day.

    thumb Claire DeVere Whiteway-wilkinson

    review rating 5  What a fantastic company. I loved every minute of the Yorkshire 3 peaks tour. John and his team were very professional and knowledgeable. Will definitely do another one.

    thumb Simon Cooper

    review rating 5  Well organised & always a good day out with John.

    thumb Charlotte Lucas
  • review rating 5  Awesome day with 2 brilliant men, John and Danni, really enjoy to be a part of this team, highly exprienced, 100% recommened, thanks guys

    thumb Mehran Hemati

    review rating 5  I did the teesdale tornado on Saturday, and what a brilliant day it was. Fantastic company, glorious sunshine - John really knows his stuff, makes sure that everyone feels welcome, and keeps the group together (even on the arriva bus on the way home haha). Anyone wanting to do some hiking, can't recommend John enough, will be definitely doing some more hikes with him in the future.

    thumb Claire Brown

    review rating 5  I did the Teesdale Tornado today and absolutely loved it! Fantastic walk and company. John is a great guide and brilliant banter too. He keeps everyone motivated and takes time to talk to you all. It’s the first time I’ve done a hike and it definitely won’t be my last. Can’t recommend Robustours enough. Thanks for a great day out xxx

    thumb Danielle Kilpatrick

AMAZING, I discovered I had resolve and abilities I never knew existed within me, it changed my view of myself!

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