Roy Halpin

In the working week Amy-Jane Beer is a biologist and a freelance writer and editor, with several books on natural history to her name. At other times she can usually be found in the kitchen or the great outdoors. She is a keen kayaker, hill walker and runner, and has recently taken up mountain biking, but keeps falling off.

Roy Halpin is a teacher of geography and geographical information systems (GIS). He has been involved in outdoor education for 20 years and is a qualified coach in several disciplines. He is never happier than when out exploring hills, rivers and dales with his friends – on foot, by kayak or on two knobbly tyres.