Who Are We?
Shanks Pony is based in the historic market town of Chesterfield, with many Peak District delights right on our doorstep. In fact, one day, Matt set off to walk the Pennine Way right from his very own front door!
We have great rail links across the country and are just 2 hours away by train from London. We can arrange a pick up service from Chesterfield train station to your accommodation.
Matt is a qualified HML (this used to be known as a Walking Group Leader, or WGL), and is fully First Aid trained. He has completed his Mountain Leader (ML) training, and is preparing for his assessment later on this year. Having discovered a passion for the Peak District in his twenties, Matt has been a Scout Leader for many years, and has trained, supervised and assessed for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award since 2006.
As a keen long-distance walker, he’s cracked the Pennine Way and the Coast-to-Coast, as well as coming up with a few jaunts of his own!