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Patrick Norris 146854

Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Qualified Member

Membership Number 146854

Renewal Date 10/07/2024

Footsteps in Northumberland, is a guided walks and outdoor pursuits company based in Northumberland in north east England. We specialise in taking groups and individuals out and about in this remarkable county, one thing you won't see is very many people, in fact we are often surprised if we do.
We are located in the north east corner of England as close to the English/Scottish border as it's possible to get. Our walks explore the Northumberland Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Northumberland National Park and its Cheviot Hills and the countryside between the two. Northumberland like many parts of the UK, has something to offer every day of the year, so we provide a guided walk every day of the year.
On a Footsteps guided walk, we are looking out for wildlife and wildflowers and sharing stories about the landscape and the people who shaped and continue to shape this remarkable place.
I hold the Hill and Moorland Leader Award, which I gained at Plas y Brenin in 2011. I also teach 1-day map and compass skills, which can be booked online via my Footsteps in Northumberland website.
I have many years of experience leading guided walks in different areas of England and Wales. In addition, I am a leader for HF Holidays in the UK. I am available as a freelance guide and I lead walking holidays along Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail for Shepherd's Walks Holidays. I have led holidays for Country Walks in Northumberland and in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. I lead guided walking holidays in Northumberland for Just You Holidays and I have led and organised day walks for corporate clients such as Berghaus.
You can find out about who we are and what we do by visiting our website and we look forward to hearing from you.
MTE/MTC Walking scheme update Workshop 19/03/2021 1.00
MTE/MTC Course Directors & Staff update and CPD 23/11/2020 1.00
Leadership and the Environment 01/07/2020 1.00
Outdoor Mental Health: Top Tips for talking about Mental Heath with customers & Why the outdoors is good for you (the evidence) 17/06/2020 0.25
Met Office Mountain Weather - 1 04/03/2020 1.00
Navigation Refresher Day 13/04/2019 1.00
FREE peer-led Night Navigation Practise- North East 27/01/2018 0.50
Tutor Update Workshop for Hill & Mountain Skills - MTC & MTE 10/05/2017 1.00
Glaciation, geodiversity and biodiversity in Moffat Dale 04/03/2017 1.00
Good Practice Safety Management Conference - Residential 14/11/2015 2.00
New Tutor Induction for Hill & Mountain Skills Scheme 27/02/2014 1.00
MTA North East Regional - Night Navigation 25/01/2014 0.50
MLTA Conference 25/11/2011 1.00

We established our own guided walks business in Northumberland in 2011. We are Footsteps in Northumberland and it is fair to say that the Hill and Moorland Leader (HML) Award underpins our day to day activities as we lead guided walks here in Northumberland and in other parts of the UK too. The Award has given confidence to people who employ me and the freelance work I do on a business to business basis, has certainly increased since we began in 2011. In addition, I deliver the Mountain Training Hill Skills courses, again without the HML Award, it would have been a business opportunity closed to us. So my recommendation is, get a Mountain Training Award, it is a passport to new places and business.