|Above Derwentwater in the Lake District|
I am delighted and honoured to be the British Mountaineering Council's first ever Ambassador for Hillwalking. As is this is a new role I'm not sure exactly what will be involved but I will be popping up at various time to promote hillwalking and the work of the BMC. Whilst the BMC has always represented hillwalkers in England and Wales and has done valuable work in the areas of access and conservation it's public face has tended to be more about climbing. This changed last year when Carey Davies was appointed as the BMC's first hillwalking officer. I'll be working closely with Carey, who I know from his days as Deputy Editor of The Great Outdoors.
This will be an interesting challenge and I'm looking forward to working with the BMC over the next few years. The official announcement can be seen here.
The picture was taken on a visit to the Lake District last May. I do go walking south of the Scottish border sometimes!