The Walks Around Britain team is a small team of dedicated professionals – all of whom love walking and the outdoors.
Some have their own projects and join with us for a walk or two, whilst others are based at WAB HQ in Yorkshire working on the tv series, the website, social media, live streaming, DVDs and podcasts.
Andrew White - Presenter, Writer, Senior Editor & Producer
As well as being our lead presenter and producer, Andrew is an in-demand freelance writer, for magazines such as BBC Countryfile, Coast, Discover Britain, Britain, County Life, RAIL, Your Dog, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Walk - the magazine of The Ramblers.
Claire Maxted - Presenter
Follow Claire on Twitter here
Leah Hather - Presenter
Beth Krysta Wilson - Presenter
Visit Beth's Twitter feed here
Fiona Russell - Presenter
Zoë Dawes - Presenter
Having lived and worked around the world for many years, Zoë decided to share some of her adventures on her award-winning blog The Quirky Traveller. With a quirky take on life and travel, she regularly contributes articles and blog posts for tourism organisations in the UK and around the world - and she won the title ‘Britain’s Best Travel Blogger’ in 2011.
Zoë divides her time between the beautiful countryside in North West England and travel abroad working with a collective of bloggers called Travelator Media. She delivers Travel Writing, Blogging & Social Media seminars and workshops and also coaches individuals in online marketing.
Visit Zoë's website The Quirky Traveller.
Dave Thorp - Director of Photography
Dave is one of the UKs leading Directors of Photography and cameramen - and is an established film-maker in his own right. Having first picked up the film-making bug at a young age, Dave has made the industry his life, and he has now been making films for more years than he will admit to!
Catriona Russo - Sales & Marketing Manager
Catriona originally hails from just outside Rotherham, but fell in love with an Italian walker - and has loved the countryside of both Italy and Britain every since. Now, she's leading Walks Around Britain's sales and marketing department, overseeing our commercial opportunities and relationships with our business partners.
Robert Black - Non-Linear Editor
One of the original Nova Productions’ backroom boys, Robert has edited a whole range of productions, from trains and tram documentaries to lingerie presentations! An avid walker, Robert is firmly part of the Walks Around Britain team, and uses his vast knowledge of the countryside to edit our TV series with a flair and style all of his own.
We have a range of guest presenters on our video walks and podcasts too...
Tanya Oliver - Presenter, Podcast audio walks
Tanya Oliver is a travel and walking writer, and has travelled to many parts of the world but her heart is in England. A guest writer for several tourist organisations, she currently works in the Lake District on the Fix the Fells upland paths programme. Her well known walking blog has attracted an avid following and enchanted many walkers and non-walkers alike. She loves hiking, shopping and high heels and is proud to call both Sussex and the Lake District “home”.
Visit Tanya's blog here and follow her Twitter feed here
Karen Guttridge - Presenter, Podcast audio walks
Karen’s love of walking began at school, as a reluctant D of E Award participant on a trip to the Peak District. After a grim journey in the pouring rain and a night camping in a tent covered in spilt milk, she was astonished to experience the sheer joy of the next days planned hike. Today, as a travel writer and blogger, she likes nothing better than donning boots and rucksack, noseying around the UK and beyond and enjoying the freedom to go wherever her feet can.
Visit Karen's blog here and follow here on Twitter here
Peter Naldrett - Presenter, Podcast audio walks
Peter is a writer and teacher based on the edge of the Peak District National Park. After spending nine years working on newspapers, Peter became a geography teacher but still writes plenty of magazine articles and walking guides. He has contributed to Cumbria, Cumbria Life, Countryman, Cornwall Life and other publications that don’t necessarily have to begin with C. Peter is the author of the Trigpoint Walks series of books.
Visit Peter's site here and follow him on Twitter here
Dean Read - Presenter, Podcast audio walks
Dean Read is the webmaster of PeakRoutes.com and is passionate about sharing his outdoor adventures using new media. Growing up in the Derbyshire countryside with the Peak District on his doorstep has meant he has a great fondness for the UK's first national park. Over at PeakRoutes.com he shares his Peak District adventures in words, images, video and audio.
Visit Dean's blog here and follow him on Twitter here