Debbie North is a writer, speaker and campaigner working to make the countryside accessible for all.
North, who lives on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, was a passionate hill walker, until she was diagnosed with spinal degeneration in 2008. She now uses a wheelchair and is still exploring hills and mountains on an all-terrain scooter.
North is a Cabinet Office Disability and Access Ambassador for the Countryside, Ordnance Survey Champion and founder of Access the Dales.
Articles by Debbie North
“I can no longer walk my beloved fells – so I’m helping others gain wheelchair access to the countryside”
After a spinal condition put Debbie North in a wheelchair, she has become a passionate campaigner for access to the countryside.