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.

Michelle B

WALK LEADER - PATTISHALL

MICHELLE BANISTER

Michelle joined AG in May 2018.  Also known as Fat Flump, Michelle writes all the AG teashop and pub reviews.

Nigel B

WALK LEADER - PATTISHALL

NIGEL BANISTER

Nigel is married to Fat Flump and was a founder member of AG (2018).  Nigel (aka Nige!) has a cheeky smile and is the practical joker amongst the walk leaders! 

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! 

Annette C

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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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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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. 

Rod

WALK LEADER - DAVENTRY

ROD GILES

We first saw Rod on an Adventure Geek walk in 2018.  Rod is a keen cyclist, enjoys parkrun and always has a smile on his face.  Rod will walk in all weathers, and will tip up for an AG walk even if it is hailing, snowing or a thunderstorm!

Sarah P

WALK LEADER - CULWORTH

SARAH POWELL

Sarah joined Adventure Geek back in November 2018, initially as a PAYG member.  Since then the walking has become rather addictive.  Sarah often walks with her little black Collie dog called Luna.  Sarah is often called "mum" and not just by her children.  She has a lovely nature and is very welcoming to newcomers. 

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. 

Glenn C

WALK LEADER - DUSTON

GLENN CONNOR

Glenn joined Adventure Geek along with his daughter Rhianne and brings with him a wealth of experience.  He is a keen walker and has been known to hike long distances such as the Nijmegen event in Germany each year.  

Paul D

WALK LEADER - WOLLASTON

PAUL DRAKE

Paul is a keen walker and you will often spot him with a fabulous walkers hat and a rather unique walking stick.  By day, Paul has a website and graphic design business, but in his spare time, if he is not walking, you will find him with a sword in his hand.  Paul has won a range of competition for his fencing skills (not the wooden panel type of fencing).  

Karen Roberts - AG Walk Leader

WALK LEADER - PATTISHALL

KAREN ROBERTS

Karen joined the AG team in January 2020 and she is an outdoor enthusiast and experienced hiker and explorer.  Having completed an around the world trip a few years ago, Karen and her husband Colin now have the travel bug! 

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COULD THIS BE YOU?

If you are a walking club member then why not consider joining our team of volunteers.

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.

Julie

WALK LEADER - DAVENTRY

JULIE GILES

Julie joined Adventure Geek in 2018 and has been walking with us ever since.  She absolutely loves animals (especially horses and dogs) and is married to Rod (also an AG Walk Leader).  

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!

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COULD THIS BE YOU?

If you are a club member then this place could be yours.  All you need to do is attend some training. 

Paul & Soup Dumpleton

WALK LEADER - NORTHAMPTON

THE DUMPLETON'S

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. 

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. 

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!  

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COULD THIS BE YOU?

Adventure Geek would not survive without the support of our walk leaders. 

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COULD THIS BE YOU?

There are lots of benefits to being an AG walk leader.  From free weekend adventures, to a pair of Bridgedale socks!  

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COULD THIS BE YOU?

Walk Leaders have a voice and get to say how the club is operated. 

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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