Julia Castello Hillwalk Tours

Julia was born in Marseille, on the French Riviera. After high school, Julia decided to study a Bachelor’s Degree in the Cultural Studies of English-speaking countries. Julia’s first trip to Ireland included a visit to the Burren in County Clare. This region still remains dear to her heart and she fell completely in love with the Emerald Isle. Julia returned to Ireland a year later, this time as an Erasmus student in NUI Galway where she studied the Archaeology of Ireland and Celtic Civilisation. Julia’s thesis for her Master’s degree focused on Irish Mythology within Game of Thrones. Travelling around the country has allowed Julia to discover Ireland’s stunning landscapes, while also learning more about the ancient history and Celtic legacy of the island.

As a Walking Pack Administrator, Julia ensures that the walking packs sent to our walkers before their trip contains all of the correct information, from their personal details to their detailed itinerary.  She enjoys preparing the packs and ensuring that our walkers have all of the necessary information so they can enjoy their walking holiday. Julia enjoys her role at Hillwalk Tours as it enables her to learn more about the culture and landscapes of our walking holiday destinations.

Julia has a love for astronomy and everything that’s related to the sky and the stars. She is fascinated by the genre of fantasy and spends a lot of her spare time playing fantasy video games, watching TV shows and reading stories about epic magical tales of dragons, elves and mythical kingdoms. Julia also has an interest in decoration, fashion and make up and she’s always looking for different style inspirations!

The Hillwalk Tour she'd pick West Highland Way
The tour grading she'd pick Moderate
The item she'd take on a hiking tour A large water bottle