Mini Biography

Ever since my first time paddling on (and swimming in!) the urban white water of the River Irwell near Manchester at aged 14, I knew the outdoors was for me.

I have been lucky enough to not only paddle in some amazing places; but also develop and inspire others through the amazing experiences paddlesports can provide.  Having spent the last few years working with schools which share a strong ethos for outdoor learning, I now work as a freelance instructor based in Aviemore, getting out on the water as much as possible, be that with friends or coaching others.

Favourite Destination

Sea Kayak – Small Isles (West Coast of Scotland), Canoe – Assynt or Loch Shiel,

White Water – Soca Valley (Slovenia)

I Never Leave Home Without It

Filter coffee mug, guidebook, spare socks, paddle (because you can always scrounge a boat if needs be!), Phone for pictures and video

My Next Big Adventure

Sea Kayaking in South America or the dream white water euro road trip: Slovenia’s Soca to Italy’s Piemonte to Southern French Alps to Austria’s Inn Valley and north to Norway!

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