Jon Barnett may have been a Sergeant Major, but you won’t hear him shouting these days! Experience has given him the ability to plan and deliver truly memorable walking trips for all abilities and age groups.
Jon founded Peaks and Trails in 2017, a ‘one stop shop' created by a dedicated hillwalking enthusiast who has quite literally been there and done it.
Jon now wants to share his experience and knowledge with others to help them enjoy walking the diverse landscape of the United Kingdom as much as he does.
“Two of my most notable walks were leading a wet and exhausted group to experience the sunrise on Snowdon at the end of the National Three Peaks Challenge."
"The other was training and guiding a lovely retired couple to the top of Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons on a glorious September day.”
Jon served in the British Army for 25 years. He has deployed to the Artic Circle, Canada, Germany, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Bosnia and Afghanistan. He has been awarded several commendations and retired as the Operations and Training Warrant Officer for his Regiment in 2012.
Jon has been a Mountain Leader for 15 years and has led many expeditions and group walks in the UK’s mountains, hills and countryside.
Jim found his love for the hills and mountains whilst serving in the Army where he was an accomplished instructor in many subjects.
He has continued to utilise his leadership qualities and Mountain Leader skills as a Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme instructor and assessor.
Jim is a valuable member of the Peaks and Trails team.
Chris has been an outdoor enthusiast for over 25 years and has trekked in the Andes, the Alps and most mountain ranges in the UK.
He is regularly in the mountains and has assisted as a Mountain Leader (ML) with several Three Peaks Challenges and multi day expeditions.
Chris has organised trips for various charities and is also a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold assessor.
Peaks and Trails are fortunate to have Chris on board as an experienced ML.
Kate's responsible for all things tech and marketing. She's helped us build our brand through to building our website (and the bits in between).
When she's not busy running around after her kids, she likes to run up big hills and mountains with her husband Luke and their Vizsla, Zephyr.
Kate's looking forward to joining Peaks & Trails on futures trips to the Lake District and Scotland, in particular Glencoe. She's hoping she might persuade the team to venture to the Cairngorms...
Graham has been involved with Peaks and Trails since its inception and has been key to its early success. He remains actively involved and is working towards his Mountain Leader qualification.
Graham proudly served in the Royal Air Force for 16 years before retraining as a plumber and heating engineer. He now runs his own successful business in North Devon.
Graham is a family man with three children and is married to Helen. His interests include keeping fit, walking his two rescue dogs, his Christian faith and the renovation of his old house.
Graham’s aspirations are to find the time to walk the Pennine and West HighlandWays as well as the Camino de Santiago!
TRAINEE MOUNTAIN LEADER
MOUNTAIN SUPPORT TEAM
TAMMIE & LOLA
Tammie is a pure bred Devonian maid and Lola is also a pure breed, but a three year old fox red Labrador.
Tammie works for the NHS as a specialist respiratory physiotherapist at North Devon District Hospital. She has been treating patients for 15 years and has been ever present on ‘the frontline’ during the COVID crisis.
She is Jon’s inspiration and motivation since they met 6 years ago and keeps him on the straight and narrow.
Lola, well she’s just Lola and she hopes to meet you all on a walk someday!