I grew up in Cumbria and was introduced to the Lake District and the mountains of Scotland as soon as I could walk. A lifelong lover of the uplands, a brief stint living in the Fens of East Anglia cemented a need to be surrounded by hills.
I spent nearly 20 years in environmental protection and regulation. After completing my Mountain Leader qualification – just to see if I could – my thoughts soon turned to a full-time career in the outdoors. Leaving desks and senior leadership behind, I haven’t looked back and look forward to many more life-affirming days in rain or shine.
Place to Play
The Lake District is my home, but every day there brings a new adventure. I am also quite fond of the rugged, heather-clad mountains of the Scottish Highlands and anywhere with exciting geology.
Not a Lot of People Know
I took a career break from my environmental work to run a Lakeland inn on the Coast to Coast trail for two years. I met many amazing people embarking on their adventures.