Speaker profile for Debbie North: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Debbie North

Company Name: The Outdoor Guide

Seminar Title: Inclusion Expert for The Outdoor Guide with Julia Bradbury

In The Landscapes Review, published September 2019, Mr Julian Glover writes about the need for improved accessibility for visitors with disabilities to our Parks and AONBs. The Outdoor Guide (TOG) is committed to creating a countryside for all, whatever the ability. Debbie will share her experiences of developing stile free walks around the UK and highlight some of the beautiful walks that she has filmed with TOG.

About Debbie North

Debbie North, is passionate about the outdoors and encourages others to get outdoors and experience the benefits of being in wide open spaces. Debbie works with The Outdoor Guide (TOG) with Julia Bradbury and runs AccessTOG the wheelchair friendly section of this website, which is dedicated to promoting walking for all.

As Inclusion and Diversity Expert for AccessTOG, Debbie shares the ups and downs of what it is like to access the countryside as a wheelchair user. She uses a range of wheelchairs to develop and promote stile free walks all around the UK and also is working with German Tourism to promote barrier free Germany. 

She will explore how to find wheel-friendly walks, the challenges she has encountered and how she tackled them.