My first solo walks were using Culm Valley Publishing books - these can be found via the bird logo .​

Empowerment after domestic abuse

Working with  and complementing - Secret Hills Walking Holidays, Pi Society for  event planning and Culm Valley Publishing who write great walking books!

Offering support via More Positive Me - Empowerment after Domestic Abuse

Walking has been a major part of my life.   Wherever I live I have tried to walk to work to stay fit as we were always encouraged to do this as children - walks on Dartmoor, the coastline, getting lost in the country at weekends.  This has stayed with me.  The love of being outdoors with nature, exploring and finding new places and new views to admire. Exploring new areas and walks is an adventure and a challenge - which can be related to changes in life.

The motto “Just Do It” is one I have selected in order to improve my life.  My daughter is now an adult and very independent so I don't need to keep an eye on her or feel responsible for her anymore, especially when she is at university!  Walking and meeting people are two things that give me life and energy, as well as dancing but I can do that in the evenings and dark nights!

Along with reading, yoga and emotional freedom therapy, I have worked through some difficult times without drugs and I want to use my experience to help others to find similar peace and fulfilment. Health is also high on my list of life desires and walking is such a good way to maintain fitness and a healthy weight.  So if you feel in need of a change or need a boost to get started, give me a call or email!

Walks with me are always different so why not try and see - just send me an email or use the contact form on this website.

Katie's Story

Relevant Qualifications
Qualified Hill and Moorland Leader (HML)

Qualified Outdoor First Aider

Coaching Certificate (Coaching Academy)
Emotional Freedom Therapy - practising 

Over the last year, I have worked with Secret Hills Walking Holidays for singles and also rambling groups from other areas of the country.  I have really enjoyed this and met some lovely people along the way.  So if you are part of a rambling group or just planning a  holiday in Devon, do send me an email or use the contact form.  

Relevant background
22 years in the NHS!  Worked in information and finance, health promotion, workforce planning, nurse education, learning and development, advice and guidance, skills assessments, team management, event management, building design in partnership with other organisations, challenging situations,  last 5 years in medical education management.