Debbie is a freelance consultant, writer and motivational speaker – an expert in accessibility in the Countryside – making the inaccessible accessible.
Mel is a headteacher of a large Primary School. She has a love of the walking and is passionate about getting children outdoors. Mel, Debs and Andy were often found out of the fells together and were known locally as the ‘Laid Back Trio’
Deaf musician and Community Arts Specialist Amy-Rose Atkinson set-up Access The Arts in 2016 with the aim of improving access and inclusivity within the creative arts. Her love of walking grew through the time she spent in the Dales with Debs and Andy and her husband Adam.
Jonathan Smith is an expert local walking guide, mountain leader and author. Jonathan leads navigation course in the Yorkshire Dales and despite being a football fan of Newcastle was a close friend and walking buddy of Andy.