Catherine Savidge

Team Role: General Manager - Job Share
Number of years in the outdoor industry: I was new to the outdoor industry when I started at EOCA, having come from a conservation background.  I trained in Environmental Biology and then Forestry.  I then worked for WWF UK and also businesses in the timber and paper industry on the responsible sourcing of timber and paper products from well managed forests.  I hope that this background and my love of outdoor activities will stand me in good stead in the outdoor industry!  I joined EOCA in January 2011.  

What else do you promote to support conservation: I grow some of my own fruit and veg, keep chickens for eggs and was in fact self sufficient in meat for 12 months. I only use renewable energy at home

Favourite wild place: Any of the Lake District tarns, high up in the hills! Great places to enjoy dramatic scenery, swim and wild camp!
Favourite outdoor activity: Hill walking, camping, cycling and canoeing are all firm favourites! Cycle touring a long distance route with friends over a few days, cycling holidays in the hebrides with extended family, or cycling routes in Europe with my family all make me very happy!!  I also love to take part in cycle orienteering events on the lanes around South Cumbria (lanequest) in the summer months!

Perfect day: This would have to be spending the day at a Lake District lake, canoeing, swimming and barbecuing with family and friends, surrounded by Lake District hills.
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