I have always felt at home when I am not at home, when I am amongst the wild untamed natural world.
I love to discover the excitement of what is waiting to be explored around the corner.
I have walked part of the Pennine Way and hope to complete that soon. In 2016 I challenged myself to do the Coast to Coast Walk which is a 192-mile (an unofficial and mostly unsignposted long-distance footpath in Northern England). It was devised by Alfred Wainwright and passes through three contrasting national parks: the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors National Park. It took me 12 days and I loved it.
Over the past few months I have been routing walks around the Staffordshire Moorlands area where I now live and will continue to do so.
The walks vary from around 3 miles up to 10-12 miles so will suit all capabilities.
Longer walks are available - please contact me if interested.
I have tried to incorporate popular areas as well as the not so well known ones.
All walks follow Public Rights of Way and/or footpaths although some are more defined than others!
All are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult and used to walking the distance stated.
Dogs are also welcome but may have to be kept on a lead at certain times.
Shorter walks will incorporate a short break and longer ones a lunch break as well. There will be plenty of time allowed for taking photos.
I hold the Lowland Leader Award and have undertaken the Hill and Moorland training. I am a member of the Mountain Training Association and British Mountaineering Council. I am fully insured and hold a First Aid Certificate.
I have recently completed my NNAS Tutor Award for teaching navigation and will soon be registering as a Provider of the Bronze Award.