"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 lives 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.
For the past 6 years Debbie has been the expert in inclusion and diversity for all. for the The Outdoor Guide, a free online resource dedicated to enjoying the outdoors. Co-founded and fronted by television personality Julia Bradbury,
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.
She is a regular contributor for the BBC Countryfile Magazine
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”