About the Authors:
Debbie North trained as a teacher in Leeds, a career path that she followed for 30 years before spinal degeneration forced her into ill-health retirement. Now, Debbie heads ‘accessthedales’, a personal project to ensure accessibility into the countryside. As well as pioneering trails, Debbie is wheelchair guru for The Outdoor Guide With Julia Bradbury. Andy North trained as a teacher in Scarborough, teaching in Bradford, Dewsbury and Halifax before hanging up his assessment folder to care for Debbie. With a keen interest in photography, writing and hills, Andy has helped Debbie forge new paths for people with disabilities to follow. Acutely aware of his wife’s steering skills with the TerrainHopper, Andy is currently training as a stuntman.