Mike retired from the police service in 2012 and lived in Princetown for many years. He has a long connection with the moor starting with completing the Ten Tors challenge four times in his youth. This continued through his involvement with training police search teams and with his role working closely with the Dartmoor Rescue Group. He continues to walk extensively and explore the moor whenever he can. Mike is now the Chair of a regional search and rescue team and is the programme manager for the rescue and emergency management degree course at Cornwall College where he ensures his students become as enthusiastic about the moors as he is!