"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

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BIO

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”

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