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Trail Magazine
Trail Magazine

Travelling Coast to Coast in a wheelchair called Harriet

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BBC Countryfile Magazine
BBC Countryfile Magazine

A Lake District Adventure

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Coast Magazine
Coast Magazine

Coastal walks around the UK

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YHA Outside Voices
YHA Outside Voices

Breaking down the barriers

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Trail Magazine
Trail Magazine

Trail Magazine

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Country Walking
Country Walking

Wheel 1000 Miles

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Cumbria Magazine
Cumbria Magazine

What it means to be an OS champion

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Trail Magazine
Trail Magazine

An Outdoor Ordnance Survey Champion

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Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Smardale Nature Reserve

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Berghaus - Tips for an accessible adventure 

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An article written for Berghaus. Grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy the read. Click here for more details.

Yorkshire Post - Debbie's inspiring fight to make the Yorkshire Dales accessible to all

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Debbie's highly successful campaign to improve the ways disabled people can access the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.  Read more here: 

Ordnance Survey - Meet Deborah North - Lover of mountains, presenter, writer, wheelchair user, adventurer, tea drinker

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What drives you to spend time outdoors? Click here to find out? 

Daily Mirror -A spine condition left her unable to walk but this hasn't stopped one woman from climbing hills

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An Article written for the Daily Mirror - this link will take you to the article.

Telegraph -Britain's best accessible walks for wheelchair users

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10 accessible walks in the UK. Read more here

Craven Herald - Woman raises money to buy all terrain wheelchair for the Yorkshire Dales 
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A woman’s pledge to dramatically improve mobility for wheelchair users lovers of the Dales looks set to receive a welcome cash boost. Read more here: 

Craven Herald - New Long Distance Trek for wheelchair users
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 Access The Dales will be donning their rucksacks and heading to the hills on Sunday for the start of their new long-distance trek designed especially for all-terrain wheelchair users.. Find out more here:

Scope Online Community - How accessible have your wintery walks and wheels been?

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The Festival of Winter walks, held in December, gave us opportunity to reflect on the barriers disabled people face when navigating the great outdoors.

What's the deal with accessible walks? Click here to continue reading 

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It really should be argued that the National Parks are some of the country’s finest jewels in the crown.  Maybe the finest.  That’s why we’ve got to make sure people have access to the very best the British countryside has to offer, from north to south, east to west.  To continue reading, please click on this link.

written by A. North

Coast Magazine - Top wheelchair-friendly Coastal Walks in the UK 
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Everybody loves a day on the coast. Research by the National Trust reveals that being next to the sea is good for the mind, the body and the spirit. Of the people surveyed, 46% said that a coastal walk makes them feel happier, while 37% feel healthier after a ramble along the shore. To continue reading please click here.

Westmorland Gazette -Disabled woman to be first to tackle coast to coast through Cumbria in off-road wheelchair

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Outdoors enthusiast Debbie North hopes to complete the challenge in two weeks in a bid to raise awareness of the lack of accessibility in the countryside. To continue reading, please click here

Outside Voices - YHA

 

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Who is the outdoors for? And how comfortable do people feel there?

Through honest interviews, graphic interpretation, heartfelt poetry and music, the Outside Voices project explores personal relationships with green and blue space.

The project, part funded by the National Lottery Emerging Futures Fund, delves into the impact of the pandemic on attitudes and access. It asks what barriers exist and why exclusion persists and provides a creative outlet for voices so often unheard.

The Outside Voices e-book is an anthology of human stories, with contributions from a diverse range of communities – download your copy (PDF, 3.3MB).

Campaign For National Parks - National Parks are our Crown Jewels

In the Spirit of Wainwright













Published 2016
Available from
Sigma Press

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Debbie and Andy team up with TerrainHopper, makers of a 4x4 all-terrain wheelchair, so they could get out into the countryside again. With their hiking boots on, and Terrain Hopper charged and ready to go, they travelled coast to coast across the North of England, in the spirit of Wainwright.