Author, Outdoor Instructor, Mountain Leader
TeamWalking is owned and operated by Mark Reid, an acclaimed outdoor writer and experienced Mountain Leader. Mark loves the outdoors and wants to share his passion with you!
When you book with TeamWalking you are not just booking Mark Reid to take you on a walk, you are booking 20 years (and 16,000 miles) of professional outdoor experience!
- Fully qualifed and very experienced Mountain Leaders
- Wealth of experience dealing with all ages and abilities
- Exceptional local knowledge
- Fully insured & First Aid qualified
- Since 2007, we have taken out over 6,000 people walking in the countryside
- Since 1997, Mark Reid has walked over 16,000 miles of footpaths
Mark Reid holds the following qualifications and National Governing Body awards:
Mark Reid is a member of the following organisations:
Mark is the author of 17 books, including the acclaimed ‘Inn Way’ series with books covering all of the National Parks of Northern England. Three of his books have been awarded the ‘travel book of the week’ in The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and the Guardian.
In 1997 Mark gave up a successful career as an area manager with a large brewery to pursue his dream of writing his 'Inn Way' books. Since 1997, Mark has walked over 16,000 miles of footpaths across the hills and mountains of Northern England and knows this area like the back of his hand - the history, geology, folklore, fauna, flora and the best pubs - and will share this knowledge and experience with you.
Since 2007, Mark has taken out over 6,000 people walking in the countryside - in all weathers and with all ages and abilities; it's all about the steps you take, not the distance you walk.
Mark has been featured on ITV Yorkshire’s ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ TV walks series, with weatherman Jon Mitchell', for a number of years.
Here's a little more about Mark...
- What inspired you to get into the outdoors?
A school trip to Swaledale when I was 16 years old - it changed my life!
- What did you do before you were an outdoor instructor?
I was an area manager with a large brewery
- Who is your Outdoor Hero?
It has to be James Herriot - the 80s TV series inspired me to discover the Yorkshire Dales
- What is your most memorable Outdoor moment?
Taking my son and daughter on their first proper mountain walk to the summit of Croagh Patrick in Ireland
- What 3 items do you always take when going onto the hills?
Flask of coffee, packet of Jelly Babies and an OS map
- Which is your favourite UK summit?
Ben Macdui, Cairngorms
- What is your idea of the perfect weekend?
Pub walks and camping with my family in the Yorkshire Dales
- What luxury item do you miss most on expeditions?
A hot shower and a cool beer!
- Favourite post-walk drink and meal?
Taylor's Landlord. Rare steak and chips, followed by sponge pudding and custard
- What's the best piece of advice you've ever had?
Under promise, over deliver
- What's the most important lesson you've learned outdoors?
Read the weather, read the group and always be flexible
Additional Mountain LeadersWhatever the size of your group, we can arrange a fantastic day for you. We know lots of experienced freelance Mountain Leaders, so group size is never a problem. Here are some of the Mountain Leaders we work with...
Richard Tarran MVO is a qualified Mountain Leader and Personal Development Trainer with a wealth of experience. He is a Yorkshireman and moved to Swaledale after discovering a beautiful village whilst doing the Coast to Coast walk.
His background is diverse. During 16 years in the Royal Navy he worked for The Royal Family, served as the Propulsion Officer of HMS Ark Royal and conducted aid work in Nepal and Montserrat. In 2000 he was the Deputy Leader for the Raleigh International Expedition attended by Prince William in Chile but more recently he has run expeditions to Morocco, Iceland, Costa Rica, Peru, India and Venezuela.
Graeme Tiffany has a background in informal and community education and community development. This includes several years working in outdoor and adventure education with challenging young people. He holds several National Governing Body awards, including Mountain Leader.
Since 2000 he has been a freelance trainer, lecturer, researcher and education consultant specialising in work that promotes social inclusion and straddles education and social work. He is a pioneer of Community Philosophy, which uses philosophical tools to support community learning, community development and social action. The outdoors, he says, is a wonderful stimulus for philosophical enquiry.
He participates in (and often coaches) a wide range of outdoor activities, most of which have a navigational dimension. These include fell running, mountaineering, foot and mountain bike orienteering, adventure racing and kayaking. Follow his activities and read his blog at http://www.graemetiffany.co.uk/