A little bit about Richard

Lessons learnt from a lifetime of adventures and a decade on the trail…

Richard Harpham, FRGS (Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society)  is a human powered adventure, outdoor instructor and social entrepreneur. (www.richadventure.com) He has completed over 11,000 miles of expeditions including cycling the Sahara by fat bike, London. to Marrakech by bike and kayak and sea kayaking Vancouver to Alaska on the Inside Passage. Closer to home he has sea kayaked and canoed across Britain, bagged plenty of Scottish Munros and explored many of our national parks and trails.

His adventures have featured far and wide on BBC1, Huffington Post, National Geographic Kids Magazine, Adventure Travel, Scottish Sun and many others. He loves sharing his passion and skills for adventures to inspire others and writes for Paddler, Outdoor Adventure Guide, Outdoor Swimming and MoD’s Resettlement Magazine.  He is the former editor of the Bushcraft and Survival Magazine. At home he runs the award winning www.canoetrail.co.uk  with his wife providing water sports  and adventurous activities which was voted Top52 things to do in the world by Lonely Planet. They run youth programmes including Princes Trust, Duke of Edinburgh Scheme and Adventure School which they developed with Sport England

He was the former TV presenter for Visit Britain Activities where in his words he had the perfect job, trying different outdoor activities and adrenalin sports around the UK for free. Richard also managed the Ghana Ski Team at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010. He loves nothing more than exploring the nooks and crannies of Great Britain by canoe, sea kayak, bike, wild swimming  and on foot.  Come and discover lessons learnt from a decade on the trail…


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