Meet the Mud and Routes Local Experts

Building the most comprehensive UK database of free quality walking routes isn’t a one man job. That’s why Mud and Routes has it’s specially selected Local Experts programme. Why not get to know the team?

 

Dave Chick 

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Dave is our Lake District local expert, often found in the depths of Cumbria he’s the author of his own part on the web, All the Gear but no Idea.

Catch up with all of Dave’s posts on Mud and Routes here, or why not view his profile page where you can even send him a message.

 

Derek Flack

Derek lives in Ballynahinch, County Down. He is a frequent visitor to the nearby Mourne Mountains and often travels further afield throughout Ireland in search of superior walking venues with a preference for quiet, unspoilt areas. He is a volunteer ranger with Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland and audits several walks listed on WalkNI.

Catch up with all of Derek’s posts on Mud and Routes via his profile page where you can also send him a message.

Emma Knipe

Based in the Lake District and with frequent trips to Snowdonia, Emma spends most days in the mountains. She splits her time between leading group hikes, volunteering with the National Trust, mountain biking, hiking with the dog and planning the next adventure.

Catch up with all of Emma’s posts on Mud and Routes via her profile page where you can also send her a message.

 

Ian Tupman

Ian lives In Ardrossan and being only a fifty five minutes ferry crossing to Brodick, the Isle of Arran is his ‘back yard’. He knows the mountains of the north of the island well and has walked every permutation of routes over the various summits. He is now spending more time further north exploring the Cairngorms, the far north-west and the mountains of the west of Scotland.

Catch up with all of Ian’s posts on Mud and Routes via his profile page where you can also send him a message.

Nia Lloyd Knott

Nia lives on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast in South Wales and works as a guide leading sightseeing tours and walking holidays across Wales. Nia loves interpreting the landscape, and always looks to include wildlife, geological and historical interest on her walks. When not working, you’ll find her out walking with her twin daughters and one-eyed golden retriever, always on the lookout for hidden places and outdoor swimming spots.

Catch up with all of Nia’s posts on Mud and Routes via her profile page where you can also send her a message.

Rik Henderson

Based out of Shrewsbury Shropshire, Rik spends most of his free time across the border into Wales, primarily in Snowdonia. A keen walker and explorer who is on track to completing the Top 100 mountains in Wales. It’s not the walking itself he enjoys most about the outdoors, but just being in the mountains. Taking on these challenges enables him to travel to remote, quiet areas and away from the crowds, those are his favourite mountain days.

Catch up with all of Rik’s posts on Mud and Routes via his profile page where you can also send him a message.

 

We think that the sheer wealth of quality walking, cycling, running routes out there on independent sites gets overlooked, and deserves a higher profile to compare with paid subscription sites.

If you agree, and think you have what it takes to join our Local Experts programme, then read more about why and how to apply here.