Walking The Ridge to conquer Mam Tor
As the oldest of all the national parks in Britain, The Peak District has been delighting walkers and ramblers of all abilities for 65 years.
Meet Alan Hinkes - Mountaineer, adventurer & environmentalist who loves being in the hills.
What drives you to spend time outside?
Wellbeing. Pleasure. Satisfaction.
Where are your favourite places to go?
North England. Yorkshire. Cumbria. County Durham.
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
Generally walking in the fells & scrambling on rocks & crags.
Who inspires you and how?
Anyone who has enthusiasm.
What are your focuses this year to help people get outside more often?
Encourage people to explore their local area intimately - using 1:25000 map. Can have a micro adventure & spruce up your map reading skills.
What are your 3 biggest life achievements?
Summiting all 14 x 8,000m mountains. Plus being a Father & Grandfather.
3 words you live by…
Keep on moving.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
No - all legal!