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My name is Catherine and I am on a mission to help more people access and appreciate the natural world.  I have created Nature's Ways to offer thoughtful and tailored training, guided adventures and education opportunities for everyone.  

I grew up in Wiltshire, in a rural society deeply connected with the countryside.  Here, I was fortunate to be able to escape into nature whenever I needed.  I now realise that nature helped me in countless ways; it supported my mindset for study, it provided a venue for exercise and fun, and was a place to breathe when things were tough.


I now work as a secondary school geography teacher in London and I still look for nature every day. Sometimes I have to look really hard, but I do find it and it is always worth it - the benefits to my physical and mental health are enormous. 


I have created Nature’s Ways to connect people with nature, helping to improve health and wellbeing as a result.  My walks and workshops are designed to help beginners take the first, safe, steps into the natural world, and to support students in seeing theory come to life in the landscape. They are built with inclusivity in mind; you don't need expensive kit, there are no silly questions and no-one is too inexperienced to join one of my small, friendly groups!


For teenagers I offer geography fieldwork days for GCSE students who want to top up their skills, increase their confidence or for those who missed out on fieldwork during the pandemic.

For everyone I offer map reading workshops in Richmond Park (west London) but can also tailor the location to your needs.   I can also create custom walks and workshops, so why not join me, get yourself nature-ready and open a whole world of new possibilities! 

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  • Qualified geography teacher with experience in the secondary and FE sectors.

  • Degree in Agriculture and Countryside Management.

  • Lifelong interest in the natural world.

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All of the activities I offer are designed to be as accessible as possible to all:

  • Start points close to train stations. 

  • Minimal specialist kit required.

  • Level of experience required clearly stated.

  • Culture of inclusivity - EVERYONE is made to feel welcome.

  • Trained VI guide.

Due to the nature of outdoor activities, some experiences may be unsuitable for wheelchair users.  Please enquire if you have a particular requirement or concern. 

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  • Qualified Lowland Leader with over 80 hours of leading experience.

  • Qualified Duke of Edinburgh Awards Supervisor.

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  • Outdoor first aid certificate.

  • Mental health first aid certificate. 

  • DBS checked and qualified to work with vulnerable people.

  • Safeguarding trained.

  • Covid-Safe Policy.

We take the utmost care to operate within Government Covid-19 guidelines.

Click here for our covid-safe policy.

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