We're one of the UK's biggest Mountain Training providers

About us

Wayahead Training was founded by Matt Hutson in 2015, and since then has grown to become one of the biggest providers of Mountain Training courses in the UK, alongside developing relationships with many schools to support their DofE provision. In 2020, Mike Gray and Carmel Gray joined the company as Directors.

Each of our Directors bring over 20 years’ experience of working within a large range of outdoor companies and settings. 

We recognise that Wayahead Training is only successful due to the energy, enthusiasm and professionalism of our wider instructional staff team. We have around 40 Associate Trainers who work with us regularly to provide exceptional training and support to our client schools and their pupils. 


Matt Hutson Wayahead DofE peak district

Matt Hutson

Matt holds the IML award, has set up numerous DofE centres, managed an Expedition network and is a Course Director for Mountain Training. He has also been Technical Advisor and Outdoor Advisor for a Local Education Authority.

Mike Gray

Mike has the MCI award, is a First aid trainer and has variously been Head of Centre, Chief Instructor and Director of another outdoor company, after working his way up from Trainee instructor at Ogwen Cottage many years ago.

Carmel Gray

Carmel has worked at Senior Management level in the outdoor industry since 2003, and has been responsible for the organisation and logistics of many hundreds of outdoor programmes across the UK during her career.