Reach Outdoors brings a fresh approach to outdoor learning. A company established by long term friends and colleagues Ashley Hone, Rachel Mayhew and Richard Hanbury, together we have over 30 years combined experience of outdoor practice. We also have a real passion for the outdoors, and constantly see development opportunities in all that we do.

The Reach Outdoors philosophy is to use the outdoor environment as a medium to release potential, developing the whole person and encouraging the transfer of acquired skills to everyday life.

Reach Outdoors adheres to best practice, based on recommendations from national governing bodies, technical advisors and experience gained in the industry.

We hold public liability insurance, and are licenced by the Adventure Activities Licencing Authority to work with under 18’s for the following activities: Rock climbing; Abseiling; Off road cycling; Hill walking and mountaineering; Coasteering; Gorge Scrambling; Sailing; Improvised rafting; Kayaking and Open canoeing. As a matter of course, we constantly evaluate operational practices to ensure that our clients gain the most from their experience, in a safely managed environment.

Meet the team

Rachel Mayhew

Rachel Mayhew

Director of Youth Services

A qualified MLT Mountain Leader, Single Pitch Climbing Instructor, BCU/UKCC Level 1 Canoe and Kayak Coach, Coasteering Guide, European High Ropes Award holder, and with a Diploma in Teaching Adults in the life long learning sector, Rachel puts her experiences into teaching and developing others. A keen surfer, snowboarder and climber, she is always looking for that next adventure!

 

 

 

Richard Hanbury

Richard Hanbury

Director 

Rich enjoys sharing his passion for the outdoors with others. He has always looked to develop his professional qualifications and holds RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor, Powerboat Instructor, BCU/UKCC Level 2 Coach, 4 Star leader (sea) Coasteering Guide, and the MLT Climbing Walls Instructor Award. He continues to share his passion to help others reach their goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Hone

Ashley Hone

Director of Operations

With a background in personal and social development training, Ash has extensive practical experience, and a host of outdoor and leadership qualifications including MLT Mountain Leader, BCU/UKCC Level 2 Canoe and Kayak Coach, MLT Climbing Walls Instructor Award and Coasteering Guide.

 

 

 

Phil Sanders

Phil Sanders

Programme Manager

Favourite activities: SUPing & tinkering with cars

Dreams of... 3 ft and offshore daily, sun shining. 

 

 

 

Tim Carter

Tim Carter

Lead Adventure Guide

Favourite activities: Climbing sea cliffs and Sea kayaking in remote places

Dreams of: To continue being fit and well enough to enjoy both of the above to a 'ripe old age'

 

 

TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More