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 captive 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. Full details can be found below.

An Evening of Adventure

The line-up for this years talk night has not been finalised yet. Details will be posted nearer the time. In the meantime, take a look at last year’s line-up, below, which will give you an idea of what to expect.


An Evening of Adventure 2016

Once again, we have an exciting line-up of inspirational speakers at this ever popular illustrated talk night. Famous adventurers and explorers such as Paul Braithwaite, Steve Hill MBE and Nicky Spinks will be amongst the speakers who will awaken the inner adventurer in you with their amazing stories of climbing the worlds highest peaks, trekking the frozen wastes of the arctic to breaking ultra-distance world records.

The talks will be held over two nights – Friday 16th & Saturday 17th September. Tickets sell out fast, so you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Night One – Friday 16th.

Legendary fell runner and world record holder Nicky Spinks, will captivate, inspire and motivate you with her sensational stories of ultra-running endurance and her 10 year successful battle against cancer.

Steve Hill MBE, is a teacher, mentor and prolific charity fundraiser. Over the years he has undertaken a wealth of epic challenges to raise over £70,000 for various charities. With his stories of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, trekking to Everest Base Camp, running the Everest Marathon and trekking across the North Pole, Steve will enthral you with his motivational tales of adventure fundraising.

Andrew Tromans, is a local lad who has lived a life of outdoor adventure. A self-confessed mountain biking junky, Andy will captivate you with his stories of mountain biking endurance and bike-packing adventures across some of the country’s most beautiful and remote wilderness.

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/277138

Night Two – Saturday 17th September

Paul ‘Tut’ Braithwaite: A Lifetime of Climbing Mountains.

This is a very rare opportunity to listen to local climbing legend, Paul Braithwaite who, among many other climbing endeavours, is best known for the instrumental part which he played in the successful British attempt to conquer the south-west face of Everest.

Paul will amaze you with his dramatic images and outstanding tales of climbing the worlds highest peaks, with the likes of Sir Chris Bonington, Doug Scott, Nick Estcourt, Dougal Haston and Don Whillans.

Richard Saunders MBEKathmandu: The long way round.

Richard Saunders left England to spend the summer teaching sailing in Spain and then ‘cycle around Europe’. It was 1979. In reality he returned three and a half years later after cycling eighteen thousand miles and the realisation of a teenage dream.  Richard will amaze you with his stories about his world trip and the ongoing impact which remains with him today.

Adam Short: From Sewers to Sea

Adam Short is an explorer and adventurer, who’s short film ‘From Sewers to Sea’ is sure to have you laughing as he embarks on a solo, grassroots, micro-adventure to paddle from the centre of Coventry’s subterranean sewer systems to reach the Severn estuary.

£10.00 per ticket, available at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/277133

Venue: Dove Stone Sailing Club, Dove Stone Reservoir, Greenfield.

Doors & bar open 7pm.

Contact: Chris Maylor info@saddleworthdiscoverywalks.co.uk