Speaking Events

Chris Maylor, who is the author of the best selling walking guidebook, Saddleworth Discovery Walks, regularly speaks about his writing, books and adventures at various events and functions. To enquire about booking chris to give a talk, email him at info@saddleworthdiscoverywalks.co.uk

Chris also organises the annual Evening of Adventure talk nights, at which inspirational speakers will captivate you with their stories of endurance and adventure, and are guaranteed to awaken the inner adventurer in you.

The next talk nights are Friday 22nd September 2017 at the Saddleworth Outdoor Festival. See below for full details.

An Evening of Adventure 2017

Once again, we have an exciting line-up of inspirational speakers at this ever popular illustrated talk night. This year’s theme is ‘Young Adventurers’ and we have two exciting speakers who are guaranteed to awaken your spirit for adventure.

MOHON – Cycling across the Mongolian Steppe

In the spring of 2016, 19 year old Jimmy Hyland boarded a plane to Mongolia. Having spent his life reading books, watching films and hearing stories of adventure he decided it was time to find his own. Drastically unprepared and armed with little more than a bike he had bought the week before, for £50, and a few basic tools, Jimmy set off into the steppe, but all did not go to plan. This is the story of Jimmy’s first taste of travelling alone in a totally alien land. Continually battling wind, bitter cold temperatures, mechanical problems and solitude, which pushed him to his limits, it wasn’t until he discovered the incredible Mongolian hospitality that he got back on track.

Jimmy will enthrall and inspire you with his personal story. In addition he will be screening his award winning film which won the Silver Spirit of Adventure Film Award, at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2017.

Challenge 108 – Breaking the backbone of Britain

Thirteen year old Aimee Torr is a very determined young lady who set out to follow in her mother’s footsteps, to complete the route of the 108 miles Montane Mountain Rescue ‘Spine’ Challenge.

After supporting her mother, Nicky, who completed this epic winter challenge in January 2016, in under 48 hours, Aimee decided that she too wanted to complete the route. Battling severe weather conditions, and wild camping en route, Aimee’s story soon generated national attention with people flocking to meet her along the route and even more following her progress from the warmth and comfort of their homes.

Tickets are £10.00 each, available at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/395516

Venue: Saddleworth Cricket Club, Calf Lane (off Manchester Road, opposite the Royal George), Greenfield.

Doors & bar open 7pm.

£10.00 per ticket, available at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/395516

 For further details contact: Chris at info@saddleworthdiscoverywalks.co.uk