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; Caving 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-Edwards


A qualified MT ML, RCI, Coasteer Guide, NNAS Tutor, ERCA holder & with a Diploma in Teaching Adults (DTLLS) Rachel loves to put her experiences into developing others. Currently working towards Sea Kayak Leader and First Aid Trainer Rachel continues to develop her personal skills. A voluntary member of the local Torbay Coastguard team Rachel gives up her free time 24/7 to assist those in distress around our coastline. Any remaining free time Rachel loves to get in the sea for a SUP surf or explore.




Richard Hanbury


Rich enjoys sharing his passion for the outdoors with others. Rich is an RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor, Powerboat Instructor, British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach, Coasteering Guide, and the MLT Climbing Walls Instructor Award. Most recently Rich has taken on a Trainer / Assessor role within the the British Canoeing Safety and Leadership pathways and can deliver the FSRT, Paddlesport Leader, Sea Kayak Leader and SUP Coastal Leader Awards. 








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, 4 Star Sea Leader, MLT Climbing Walls Instructor Award and Coasteering Guide. Ash is also a British Canoeing course provider of Sea kayak and coastal SUP leadership and the current National Coasteering Charter rep for the South Devon Region




Abi Hone

Senior Instructor

Favourite Activities: wild swimming, coasteering and caving

Dreams of: A green and sustainable world so future generations can enjoy the outdoors for many years to come


Senior Instructor

Favourite Activites: Stand Up Paddleboarding & Coasteering

Dreams of: Exploring new places and enjoying the great outdoors


Senior Instructor

Favourite Activities: Surfing, Skiing, Mountain Biking, and Caving.

Dreams of: To live by the beach so that I can get in the sea before or after work every day.


Freelance Activity Instructor

Favourite Activities: Sea Kayaking and Mountain Biking

Dreams of: Becoming a Senior Instructor or retirement

TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More

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