Advocating Access for All
About Public Rights of Way Explorer
I’m Charlotte and I’m a fully qualified Hill and Moorland Leader based in Cumbria. I work full time in the access sector and inspire and educate people through this blog and social media as an ambassador for Ordnance Survey, British Canoeing, The National Outdoor Expo and Green Space Dark Skies.
As a passionate equestrian I volunteer at the Lake District Calvert Trust as a horse riding and carriage driving instructor giving people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. As well as volunteering as a Brownie leader to get more girls into the outdoors.
I regularly write articles to raise awareness about access and features on a number of podcasts, not only to advocate access but to share my personal experiences of the outdoors.
British Canoeing Clear Access, Clear Waters Champion Award 2022
This award recognises someone who has inspired and led others into taking action and protecting the places we all love to paddle. Read about why Charlotte received the Clear Access, Clear Waters Champion Award here.
The Great outdoors reader awards 2022
This award recognises inspiring campaigns that matter to walkers on access, conservation, and the environment. Charlotte was shortlisted as Campaigner of the Year for her work advocating for better access to the outdoors for all, see the shortlist here.
MTA Volunteer Awards 2022
Charlotte was nominated as Volunteer of the Year – Accessibility Award. This award recognises Someone who set-up an initiative that had a significant impact to support people with disabilities and/or those with accessibility needs or was heavily involved in the organisation or running of such an initiative. and/or Someone who volunteered a significant amount of time with an organisation with a focus on accessibility and/or that supports people with disabilities and made a significant impact. and/or Someone who had made a significant contribution to raising awareness of the issues faced by disabled people or people with disabilities, whether invisible or visible, inspiring others to seek solutions and ways forward.
Brands I’ve worked with
What People Say
“Her efforts have hugely impacted my life from feeling isolated and trapped within my own four walls she inspired me and gave me the confidence to get active in my own way. I’ve managed my first ever wild swim. I thought lockdown would ruin all my hard work to rebuild my mental state but with a bit of inspiration from Charlotte I’ve discovered new places to get some head space and to do what I feel is achievable without comparing my progress to others.”Lockdown Activity Hero Nomination
Advocate Access Yourself
Access is important for us all, these routes and waterways provide us a way of connecting with nature. It’s essential that everyone has the opportunity to access these green and blue spaces for their mental and physical well being and the only way these will be protected is if everyone takes action.
Thank you to the many people who have kindly “bought me a coffee” for just £2.50 as encouragement to keep this blog going. “Yes, I too would like to donate a couple of pounds to this site..!”