I grew up in Lancashire, within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, Pennines, Lake District and Snowdonia. After stints living in Cambridge, North Wales and the Cotswolds I have lived in Somerset since 2002.
I have been climbing, mountaineering, caving, kayaking and skiing as long as I can remember. Growing up I spent most of my spare time in the hills.
Landscape archaeology has always been one of my interests. When you spend a long time in the outdoors you start noticing things and wondering how they came to be there. At university I chose geophysics as one of my options.


Mountain Leader (Summer)
Single Pitch Award
Local Cave Leader Level 1
Joint Services Rock Climbing Leader
Joint Services Level 4 Distributed Training Instructor

Course Director

I am a course director in the following schemes:


The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme recognises climbing on all artificial climbing structures.


The National Navigation Award Scheme recognises navigation in the countryside, moorland and mountains.



For my personal website go to ACS Adventure. It has plenty of walking routes and outdoors photographs, covering climbing, caving, wildlife and landscapes.
It also includes my physics area. As a physics teacher I have also written on that subject. Books include 'The Best Bits of Physics', an overview of the key ideas in physics told in a friendly and simple manner.

Click Here