Route: Peak District
Richard Tucker and his wife Laetitia are lifelong enthusiastic walkers, and in recent years they have enjoyed On Foot walks on the continent and in the UK. As importantly, though, they have explored the footpaths and trails, meadows, hills and moorland of the Peak District over the past 33 years and are still discovering new beauties there.
Richard is an active-retired clergyman and Laetitia worked as a landscape gardener. They moved to a historic cottage in the White Peak village of Youlgrave almost 5 years ago and make the most of village life including the church, well-dressing, the Women’s Institute and the Community Land Trust. They have three adult children and a growing number of grandchildren, whom they look forward to enthusing with the Peaks just as their children learned to love it.
Richard has worked with On Foot staff members Debbie and Simon to create a varied route encompassing industrial – and plague – history, gentle farmland, historic villages and towns, and a final challenge on the gritstone crags of Kinder Scout for the stout-hearted who are willing to take the chance on a little bit of weather!