Debbie North

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.

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Articles by Debbie North

Debbie North agains a backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales
Real Life

“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.