"Debbie's presentation was a true insight into the world
of accessibility - certainly thought provoking
and highly entertaining. She is an exceptional motivational speaker."
National Federation of WI
Debbie North is passionate about creating a countryside for all.
Since becoming a wheelchair user Debbie has campaigned tirelessly to break down barriers in all aspects of promoting accessibility for all.
Debbie and her husband Andy live on a sheep farm in Cumbria, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. She is a member of the Local Access Forum for the YDNP and chair of the Access For All group. She is a volunteer for the National Park with the responsibility of auditing the ‘Miles Without Stile’ routes.
Her work is varied and two days are never the same. Debbie is an expert in inclusion and diversity for all. She works with The Outdoor Guide ,a free online resource dedicated to enjoying the outdoors. Co-founded and fronted by television personality Julia Bradbury, TOG shows people how to find the best walking the UK has to offer, along with recommendations for great local places to eat, drink and sleep. TOG also has a dedicated section named AccessTOG, managed by Debbie which aims to create a more accessible countryside for wheelchair users and those of compromised mobility.
Debbie is also a Get Outside Champion with Ordnance Survey, promoting the physical and mental well-being of being outdoors. In 2020 she was nominated for 'Outdoor Personality of the Year by TGO magazine readers.
Debbie is a presenter, motivational speaker, writer and consultant and is able to deliver tailor made training and presentations.
Although Debbie specialises in walks for wheelchair users, she is able to create multi- sensory walks for people with visual and hearing impairment.
Her motto is “Making the inaccessible accessible”
Born out of a love of the great outdoors, Berwyn Nordic Walking & Guided Walks aims to provide opportunity for anyone wanting to explore the rural landscape, and gain confidence in their outdoor skills. We are based across Shropshire and North East Wales, but can travel countrywide.
Berwyn Nordic Walking & Guided Walks is a child brand of The Rambling Business Academic. Whether you are an individual looking to find out more about Nordic Walking, an education provider, or a business owner (or want to be!), there is something for everyone. Please take a look at the website: theramblingbusinessacademic.com, and contact Liz to find out more.