MEET THE TEAM

EXTRAORDINARY TEAM OF PASSIONATE WALK LEADERS

GET OUTSIDE, GET INSPIRED

Our volunteers walk leaders come from a variety of backgrounds and represent their local area. Each has attended and passed a walk leadership course.

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WALK LEADER - BRAUNSTON

ANNETTE CUNNINGHAM

Annette (also known as Netty) joined AG in August 2019 and is a keen walker.  You will often see Annette with a black labrador called Poppy.  Known as the Relive Maker as Annette loves to use the application called Relive to create memories of her walks.  

ALison Snelling

WALK LEADER - NORTHAMPTON

ALISON SNELLING

Alison joined AG in December 2018 along with her husband Len and chocolate labrador Millie.  Known as The Navigator as Alison loves to explore new places, whether that is by land or sea. 

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WALK LEADER - CRICK

PAUL COXON

Paul is an experienced walk leader having worked with the scouts for many years.  He has also accomplished some fantastic personal hiking goals which included Kilamanjaro.  

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WALK LEADER - CRICK

REBECCA DEARING

Rebecca loves hiking and you will often see her out with Pepper the dog and Sally the big red rucksack!  Rebecca is an experienced walker and has completed many longer trails both in the UK and abroad.  Pepper and Rebecca having been familiar faces with the AG walking club since 2019. 

Emma Sapsford

WALK LEADER - TOWCESTER

EMMA SAPSFORD

Emma joined Adventure Geek during the height of the pandemic. Emma has since completed the Pyrenees mountains and numerous long walks with the club.  Emma is the person who always thinks of everyone else before herself and has a heart of gold.  A valuable member of our walk leader team. 

Alison Keighley

WALK LEADER - MILTON KEYNES

ALISON KEIGHLEY

Alison joined AG in August 2020 and we are delighted to have a walk leader in the Milton Keynes area.  A swimming teacher by day, and secret geocaching addict by night!   Alison loves walking and is happy to get outside in any weather. 

Michael & Shirley Stern - AG Walk Leaders

WALK LEADERS - TOWCESTER

THE STERN'S

We were delighted when Michael & Shirley Stern joined Adventure Geek in August 2020, as they bring such energy to the group.  They are both keen Nordic Walkers and you will often see them striding out with their poles tapping away on the ground. 

Len Snelling

WALK LEADER - NORTHAMPTON

LEN SNELLING

Len joined AG in December 2018, along with his wife  Alison and dog Millie.  In his spare time, Len is a keen sailor (hence the nickname of Skipper) and also enjoys long distance hiking all over the world.

Martin Harrison

WALK LEADER - COALVILLE

MARTIN HARRISON

Martin is a natural walk leader and has been organising walks for friends and other walking groups for some time.  He is keen to launch AG walks in the Leicestershire area and we are excited to watch this area build over the coming months and years.  

Kelly

WALK LEADER - HARDINGSTONE

KELLY COSTELLO COX

Kelly joined AG during the pandemic and she is full of energy and is a keen walker.  Having qualified as a walk leader just 6 months after joining, we are so happy to have her on board.  You can't miss Kelly as she loves her Lucy Locket very loud leggings! 

Claire Jenkins

WALK LEADER - DAVENTRY

CLAIRE JENKINS

Claire joined AG in 2021 and has a real sense of adventure.  Claire is originally from Wales (a keen Rugby supporter), but has lived in Daventry for a few years now and knows the area well.  Although Claire has enjoyed walking for many years, completing the Mighty Hike Challenge for MacMillian (26 miles across the Jurassic Coast) in 2019, sparked a new found love for the great outdoors. 

Rob Lewis - AG Walk Leader

WALK LEADER - IRCHESTER

ROB LEWIS

Rob joined AG in January 2020 and lives in Irchester.  A keen runner and general outdoors enthusiast.  By day Rob runs his own Electrician's business and in his spare time, if he is not spending time with his family, you will find him hunting for plastic boxes in the woods!  

David Sharp

WALK LEADER - HARTWELL

DAVID SHARP

David joined AG during the pandemic and qualified as an AG walk leader in 2021.  David enjoys longer hikes, having completed some big challenges such as climbing Kilimanjaro, the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and walking from Arras in France to Ypres in Belgium 100k. 

Emily Wright

WALK LEADER - DAVENTRY

EMILY WRIGHT

Emily is a very keen walker and known locally for her mad "Ultra hiking" challenges.  She loves very long walks and this will be her focus for the AG club as a walk leader. Keep an eye out for "The Extra Mile" walks, plus rapid rambles (short but fast walks) from March 2022.  

Sue Howe

WALK LEADER - BRACKLEY

SUE HOWE

Sue joined AG in December 2021.  Living in the Brackley area, Sue is keen to develop more walks for the club in the South Northants area.  A keen walker and experienced traveller, Sue is off to walk the Camino Portuguese route later in the year. Buen Camino Sue! 

Rachel Cooley

WALK LEADER - NORTHAMPTON

RACHEL COOLEY

Rachel joined AG in August 2020 right in the middle of the pandemic!  She loves the outdoors and a good map! One of her favourite places to walk is the Lake District, no matter what the weather!

Paul & Soup Dumpleton

WALK LEADER - COLLINGTREE

PAUL & SOUP

You may be thinking "Soup" is a funny name, so let me explain.  Rather than calling Susan "Nanny Sue", her grandchildren would say "Nanny Soup" and the name just stuck.  It works well for Adventure Geek as we have many "Sue's"!  Paul & Soup are active AG members and have been since June 2019.  They have both completed various running charity events and Soup has also completed the 84-mile hike along Hadrian's Wall with AG in Sept 2020. 

Rhianne C

WALK LEADER - TOWCESTER

RHIANNE CONNOR

Rhianne joined Adventure Geek in June 2019 and has extensive hiking and walking experience. Rhianne loves our little furry friends, and is the first one to help our dogs over the stiles - any excuse for a hug! 

Tina Pamplin

WALK LEADER - FLORE

TINA PAMPLIN

Tina joined AG in November 2021 and qualified as a walk leader in January 2022.  Her vision is to launch the "Sapphire Walks" for the club which is slower-paced and shorter walks aimed at those who are just starting out in their walking journey.  Tina has been running her own health walks in Flore for a while now and is excited to share her love of walking with more people in Northamptonshire. 

Georgia Francis

WALK LEADER - NORTHANTS

GEORGIA FRANCIS

Georgia joined AG in October 2021 and qualified as a walk leader in January 2022.  You will easily spot Georgia on an AG walk as she is accompanied by her gorgeous dog, Belle.  Georgia may be one of our youngest walk leaders, but she has bags of hiking experience and also has natural leadership skills.  Welcome to the clan Georgia! 

Mike Wilcox

WALK LEADER - DUSTON

MIKE WILCOX

Mike joined AG in October 2019 and has been with us since the early days.  Mike is often seen walking with his beloved dog, Spock (yes, Mike is a Star Trek fan!) who snorts very loudly when he gets excited for his walk (the dog, not Mike!).  Mike qualified as a walk leader in January 2022 and is looking forward to leading some local walks in the coming months. 

WE’RE CREATIVE

Our walk leaders create trails that have variety and interesting things to see. 

WE’RE PASSIONATE

We are passionate about getting people outside to explore parts of your local area that you may not have seen before. 

WE’RE AWESOME

The AG Walk leaders are AWESOME!  Professional, fun and the above all, safe.

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