Photo of Geoff Cooper

Due to my fascination for maps I found myself planning and leading walks from an early age. First for family, friends and then walking groups. For me there is a general progression from studying a map to the desire to explore the rights of way whether by foot or on mountain bike. I also enjoy the challenge of a long distance walk having completed amongst others, the Offa’s Dyke Trail, Coast to Coast and the Wye Valley Walk. While abroad my greatest achievement has been a four week trek around the Annapurna circuit in Nepal. Other interests include, travel, festivals, history, real ale and pubs. With my wife I also run Southbourne Bed & Breakfast in Kington.