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I’m Richard Duckworth and I'm a Qualified Mountain Leader. I have a huge passion for walking in the hills and mountains of the UK and want to share my enthusiasm with you!

I have a true love for the outdoors and have been walking for many years in the moorland, hill and mountain areas of the UK. I have walked several thousand miles in every UK National Park and regularly lead groups in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District, Pennines and Snowdonia. I have been very fortunate to have been trained and assessed over the years by some of the best and most respected outdoor professionals in the UK.

In addition to leading group walks I can run or support corporate walking days to promote teambuilding & wellbeing. I’m also involved in fundraising for path repair projects across the UK, spend time leading ‘Walks for Health’ in my local borough and am involved with my local Youth Service supporting their DoE programme on a voluntary basis.

I’m a full member of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), Mountain Training Association (MTA) and the Institute of Outdoor Learning.

I hail from Essex but you’d never believe it from my Lancastrian accent! I live on the fringes of the Pennines and have 2 young children.

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FROM THE BLOG

Choosing a tent for wild camping

Checking a forecast and using it to plan your walk essential.

Weather forecasts for mountain walking

Richard Duckworth ML chatting with two walkers

What is being a Mountain Leader (ML) all about and how did I get there?

Photo of three men in waterproof gear for blog post about waterproofs

Buying waterproofs on a budget

Mountains at sunset

Rewilding in Great Britain