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    Tania Deacon

    Caring | Enthusiastic | Inquisitive

    Mini Bio

    I am now living the dream in my third career having worked in marketing, then as a teacher and now as an outdoor instructor, walking guide and leadership development facilitator. I am happiest when outdoors and preferably up a mountain, either on skis or on foot.

    My love for Scotland developed when we lived in Edinburgh and then Perth. It’s such an amazing place to explore during any season of the year. I am now based in Southern England, but my car knows the route North very well!

    Places to play

    Assynt – North West Scotland! The landscape and mountains are immortalised by the pen of Norman MacCaig who enquired:
    “Who possesses this landscape?
    The man who bought it or
    I who am possessed by it?”

    Not a lot of people know this

    I am fiercely competitive and have skied and windsurfed at a national level.

    Qualifications Read More
    • ML (Summer)
    • IML Aspirant
    • NNAS Tutor
    Experience Read More

    In addition to walking extensively in Scotland and England, I have done numerous hut to hut skiing and walking tours in the European Alps and in the Atlas Mountains. I have worked as a Walk Leader for Ramblers Walking Holidays on a number of tours in Southern England.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Life is an adventure!
    My proudest adventure was completing the Winter Haute Route – Chamonix – Zermat in adverse weather conditions.

    Specialist Subjects Read More

    Having an inquisitive mind, I love to have an understanding of everything around me. Flora and fauna and their surrounding landscapes fascinate me and I probably spend far too much time taking photos and Googling answers to questions!

    Publications Read More

    I was Editor of the RYA Windsurfing Member’s magazine. I would love to write a walking guide to Dorset – where we currently live – there is so much to see and explore.

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