How and why i'm here...
My introduction to the outdoors came through the Ten Tors Challenge in 2006. I enjoyed it so much I kept coming back for 12 years to train the teams!
We would practice navigation using archaeological and landscape features which got me wondering about how these were created. Then I discovered you could study environmental and landscape change at university - I was hooked!
After my MSc, I taught for a fantastic education charity using outdoor learning for social and emotional learning, often working with audiences who were new to the outdoors. I became an Accredited Practitioner for the Institute for Outdoor Learning, recognising my values and skills in designing and delivering outdoor experiences.
I'm very conscious of how the outdoors has shaped my own personal development and the potential it holds for others. I also strongly believe that developing understanding of, and connection to, the outdoors is key to protecting it for the future. These values and experiences form the foundation of DISCOVER YOUR OUTDOORS.
DISCOVER - let's learn about the places we visit and look from different perspectives as we explore.
YOUR - Outdoors is for everyone and we access it in different ways. I value creating an adaptable experience everyone can enjoy.
OUTDOORS - Let's broaden our definition to make sure we appreciate it all: big, small, near, far, woodland, mountain, walking, talking...
Hill and Moorland Leader
Accredited Practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning
National Navigation Award Tutor
MSc Quaternary Science
BSc (Hons) Geography
REC4 First Aid