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Paul has worked in the outdoors for over 10 years and he regularly works with schools, colleges and adults and is more than happy working with all ages from small children upwards.

Paul’s knowledge and experience means that he will have great ideas of what will make a fantastic and memorable time for you. He has been fortunate to travel to some amazing countries and meet some even more amazing people, from climbing in the Himalayas to standing on top of Africa’s highest mountain.

Paul holds the Summer Mountain Leader qualification which takes him all over the UK. He is also able to offer Rock Climbing and Abseiling on crags around the UK but always enjoys a good climb on some of the best crags here in Northumberland. Paul also has his Mountain Bike, Archery and BCU coachawards allowing him to offer a wide variety and many different activities.

He is also a registered provider of the National Navigation Award Scheme. Paul is very passionate about the environment he works in and so teaches Leave No Trace outdoor ethics on all his days out and courses.



Simone’s love for conservation started as a young girl when she was moved by a tiger documentary showing a severely fragmented habitat and rapid urbanisation.

She then went on to study for a Wildlife Conservation degree in Liverpool. During that time she had a yearlong work placement at Newquay zoo!

This is where her love of water began and she learnt to surf along one of the best coastlines in the UK! She worked with a wide range of animals in the zoo and in the wider countryside including Britain’s rarest mammal the Water vole.

This deepened her love of mammals and she then went on to volunteer with the Jaguar Conservation Trust in Brazil. This experience included radiotracking Jaguars and tracking them with a pack of blood hounds.

Now Simone is mum to three girls she stays closer to home and works as a conservation biologist with a particular love of bats! She still loves to surf and climb with her daughters and injects her love for wildlife and science into any activity where possible!




Lee has been working in the outdoors for over twenty years and has been with us from pretty much the start of things.

He is a keen kayaker whether it’s sea, river or surf, mountaineer and mountain bike rider. Lee also started swimming a few years ago and he now competes in open water events with a triathlon on the horizon. He has been fortunate to travel all over the world with his job and is never short of a few good stories.

Lee is fantastic at what he does and really does love his job, He is a big part of the team.


Neil has been part of Wild About Adventure from day one. He has worked in the outdoor industry for well over 20 years and his outdoor knowledge is second to none.

Neil’s main outdoor passion is kayaking, whether it’s on a river or in the surf this is where he comes into his own. He won’t admit it but he is right up there with the top paddlers in the North East.

Outside of work you can find Neil out and about with his family, normally somewhere close to water!


Kate has been with us since 2017 and works within the education side of Wild About Adventure.

She brings so much to the team and has such a great relationship with all of the schools that she is involved with. Kate has a background in the outdoors but is also a fully qualified primary school teacher, she is always up for a challenge and no job is to big or small.

Most of Kates spare time is being an amazing mum to her two daughters however in the spare time she does have she loves to hit the trails on her mountain bike and climb some of Northumberland’s finest crags and boulders.


Dawn started working with us back in 2019 when she did a little volunteering with Paul in a North East school. After a few months she came on board as a full member of the team and has never looked back.

Dawn’s background is in education and has worked in both primary and secondary settings for over 15 years.

She has such ana amazing attitude and approach all that she does and the children she works with thrive on her knowledge and enthusiasm. Dawn also loves the outdoors and during her time away from the classroom enjoys adventure’s with her own family in their campervan Buster.


Richy has been working in the outdoor for most of his adult life and is highly skilled and qualified in multiple areas.

His climbing and rope knowledge is second to none and he has had the opportunity to travel to some pretty amazing places.

Richy gets on so well with everyone he works with and has such a calm and relaxed approach to what he is teaching it automatically puts people at ease.


Matty is one of the youngest members of the team and has been working with us since 2016.

He has an unbelievable amount of experience across a wide variety of adventurous activities and is always pushing to learn more. Matty has a superb attitude with all that he does and has a never give up attitude that just rubs off on people.

Matty is great fun and always takes pleasure in ensuring you have the best possible time with us.


Ellie is our family dog and can often be found out and about on one of our adventures.

She loves to spend time in the mountains and is always looking for some water to have a swim! So if you love dogs then just let us know and she will be more than happy to tag along on your next adventure with us!