"Debbie North is one of those speakers, who not only does not disappoint, she gives more than you expect."
Debbie is a keynote speaker and is available for after dinner speaking and conventions.
Recent engagements have included Naidex Show (NEC Birmingham) Camping and Motorhome Show (NEC Birmingham) U3A (online) Farm, Business and Innovation Show (NEC Birmingham) Walkers Are Welcome Conference (Norfolk) Regional WI Conference (Cumbria).
Possible Talk Titles
Coast to Coasting in a Wheelchair called Harriet
In 2015 Debbie and her husband Andy set off on a 190 mile trek across the UK travelling from St Bees on the West Coast to Robin’s Hood Bay on the East Coast of Yorkshire. What was different about this long distance trek was that Debbie used an all- terrain wheelchair. Debbie doesn’t let her disability get in the way of adventure and if she’s not at home then she will be most likely up a mountain in her wheelchair called Harriet.
Debbie has co-written her first book with husband Andy. ‘In the Spirit of Wainwright’ describes the journey that the pair of adventurers undertook on their epic trip to complete Alfred Wainwright’s coast to coast.
The challenges faced by ‘Access For All’
An insightful look at how we can make the Countryside a place for all to enjoy whatever your ability and the way that different National Parks approach accessibility.
Making the Inaccessible Accessible
Debbie is passionate about creating a countryside for all. In her bid to make the inaccessible accessible, Debbie gives a light hearted insight to the ups and downs of wheelchair life as she seeks out stile free routes in the UK.
We All Have An Everest To Climb
Andy’s last words to Debs before he passed away was that she must keep climbing and forging forward in creating a countryside for all. It’s not that easy now she is living alone. Debbie emotional journey to fulfil Andy’s wishes.
Access The Outdoor Guide
Debbie has been a freelance consultant with The Outdoor Guide, a free online website Co-founded by television personality Julia Bradbury together with her sister Gina.
With over 100 stile free walks on the website, Access The Outdoor Guide (AcessTOG). AccessTOG shows people how to find the best stile free walks the UK has to offer, along with recommendations for great local places to eat, drink and sleep. Debbie shares with you some of her walks and her wealth of knowledge of accessing a stile free countryside.
Barrier Free Germany
Magnificent mountain views, breathtaking National Parks, stunning castles and amazing cities – Germany has so much to offer to a person with poor or no mobility. Barrier Free Germany is a place to be explored. Debbie has a wealth of experience of travelling in around this amazing country in a wheelchair and can share with you her knowledge and experience of barrier free Germany.
Get in touch with your questions and Debbie will endeavour to assist you whether as a presenter, consultant, writer or motivational speaker.