Richard Matthews

Richard has been exploring Dartmoor for nearly two decades starting with his Ten Tors experience at 13 and he now trains multiple teams every year. Alongside this, his adventures have lead him far and wide across the world both by himself and through his work running expeditions in the mountains and in vehicles. His real passion lies in geography however where he is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. When you join Richard on a walk you’re sure to learn something; whether it’s about our natural world or something silly he has done! You can find out more about Richard and his adventures at www.richard-matthews.co.uk

Hannah Durdin

Hannah grew up walking on the moors, the hills and the coast and spends as much time as possible outdoors. She’s been working for the last 8 years for local outdoor education company, The Outdoors Group and is a qualified Forest School Leader. In 2024, she underwent her Mountain Leader training and is passionate about enabling access to the moors for everyone, particularly those who might not otherwise be able to explore it and benefit from the mental and physical health benefits it brings. She is a keen trail runner, wild swimmer and rambler and always up for an adventure, large or small.

Geri Skeens

Geri is a guide with a particular interest in natural history.  She leads guided walks and runs natural history events.  She also teaches navigation, being a National Navigation Award Scheme course director.  She has an infectious love of nature and wild habitats. You can find out more about Geri at her website: www.geriskeens.co.uk

Karen Pearson

Landscape, walking, and art are my passions and I take great pleasure in creating opportunities to share them. I am a qualified Hill and Moorland Leader and an artist with an MA in Contemporary Fine Art. The sense of well-being and sheer joy of standing on top of a Dartmoor Tor, whether it is a pause on a fantastic walk or a stop for a quick sketch is hard to beat.

As a Moorland Guide and through my website www.karenvpearson.co.uk I am available to lead a variety of walks for individuals, small groups, and families. Walks just for the pleasure of being on the moor with a guide who can add more layers to your experience, and walks where I can give you an opportunity to be on Dartmoor with an artist and storyteller, where you have an opportunity to draw, have fun, and see the moor in more detail.

I am a Devonian and after some years living in Scotland and near London, the moor and the coast drew me and my family home again and I am very lucky to have lived in Ashburton on the edge of Dartmoor for over 20 years. My father is a Dartmoor man and
he has passed his need to be up and out to me and, it looks like I may have managed to do the same with my children. I love this moor; it is part of who I am, and I am drawn to it constantly.

My areas of interest are the layers of human history, the legends and stories and the relationship we have with the landscape, and all this informs my art practice. I have run creative workshops for all ages and confidences and led walks and drawing experiences for small groups and events.

Gillian Healey

After travelling the world for over 15 years, Gillian finally put down roots in Devon over 17 years ago.

She’s always been drawn to the outdoors, noticing the positive effects on mental well-being.

A passionate photographer, she can guide you to some of her favourite views and ‘secret’ spots. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Dartmoor, history, myths & legends and connect with nature.

Gillian also gives her time to nurture the ‘get outside bug’ in the next generation by training young teams for the Ten Tors and Duke of Edinburgh awards.

She’s a qualified Hill and Moorland Leader (HML), Outdoor First Aider and Mental Health First Aider, so you know you’re in safe hands.

Sue Perry

I have always been attracted to the great outdoors and I am a part time English teacher.
Some years ago, as part of the military, I took part in expeditions to Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and Popocatepetl, Mexico; but more recently I’ve spent time on Dartmoor with DofE and Ten Tors through schools. Since we moved to Devon in 2016 I have rambled all over Dartmoor and have taken the opportunity to renew my outdoor leadership qualifications by completing my HML.
A perfect day on the moor for me would probably involve a Bronze Age site and a dip in a Moorland stream.

Sue Hodges

Sue retired from 30 years of teaching in both primary and secondary schools in 2020. During her teaching career Sue helped students to participate in the Ten Tors Challenge and assisted her husband when he ran a school trip to the Italian Alps.

Since retiring from teaching Sue has qualified as a Nordic Walking Instructor with British Nordic Walking, become a Duke of Edinburgh Assessor and a Hill and Moorland Leader. Sue is keen to encourage others to learn to Nordic Walk because of the many benefits that this form of exercise offers including the chance to socialise whilst getting fit.

Sue enjoys hill walking, mountaineering and ski touring in various locations including the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, Bolivia, North Wales, the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District, Exmoor and of course Dartmoor.

Keith Lambeth

Keith has in the region of 35 years of Backpacking and mountaineering experience with over 25 years active service in Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton. Keith Grew up in Sussex and moved to Dartmoor in 1992.He now leads and guides small groups and individuals on a variety of public and bespoke hikes and walks. Keith is a passionate explorer of the links between history, legend and landscape of the British Isles and Dartmoor in Particular.

Keith is fully insured and holds the South West Mountain and Moorland Walking Leader and Camping Leader Award and the National Mountain Training Hill and Moorland Leader qualification.

Sue Goodfellow

Sue is passionate about bringing people and wildlife closer together for their mutual benefit and has spent many years showing people the delights of Dartmoor’s habitats and species.
She is an environmental consultant specialising in conservation policy, environmental assessments and sustainable tourism as well as leading many events for the public and specialist groups.. She worked for the Dartmoor National Park Authority for over 30 years latterly as Director of Conservation and Director of Park Management, heading up a multidisciplinary team working across many disciplines, and formerly as the Park Authority’s ecologist. She is currently the Chair of Natural Devon, the Devon Local Nature Partnership and a trustee of the Devon Wildlife Trust.
Sue is a qualified Hill and Moor Leader, a First Aider and experienced navigator. She has trekked and botanised in many mountain ranges including the Himalayas, the Caucasus, and the Tien Shan.
She lives on Dartmoor in the Teign Valley.

Richard Ware

Richard moved to Tavistock in 1985 from the wilds of North Cornwall and immediately started exploring Dartmoor. The remoter the area the more he wanted to explore and find out all he could about the natural beauty, Wildlife and Cultural Heritage. After 25 busy years as Managing Director of the family Landscape Contracting business he decided to give something back so he became a National Park Guide in 2009. He has enjoyed everything about the job since then and has particularly enjoyed the school walks and walks with families. He believes all walks should be fun and one of the main attributes of a Guide should be a good sense of humour.