About Nature’s Work

Nature’s work is directed by Jim Langley and provides guided walks, educational training events and skills courses to individuals and groups across the UK and on the European continent.

Jim Langley holds the International Mountain Leader and Winter Mountain Leader awards. He has been involved in outdoor learning throughout his career and run’s the educational consultancy Nature’s Work. In 2008 he achieved a masters degree in ‘conservation and land management’ from the University of Wales in Bangor. Jim is a regular contributer to The Professional Mountaineer, the quarterly journal published by Mountain Training. He is also a published author. His book ‘ The Alps – a natural companion’ was published by Oxford Alpine Club in 2019. This book was co-authored by Paul Gannon and covers a range of walks across the Alps but also detailed geology and ecology notes with a comprehensive alpine flower identification section.

As a team member Jim plays an active role with the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation which he joined in 2006. Jim has developed a broad wealth of experience leading groups in the outdoors not only in environmental education but also as an expedition leader. He has led expeditions to East Africa, Mongolia, China and Borneo he has also travelled with work to Venezuela in South America. Currently Jim freelances for Nord Anglia Expeditions leading trekking and service projects to Tanzania and Switzerland and guides geology trips in Iceland for NST travel.

Paul Gannon is author of the widely praised hillwalkers’ guides to geology and scenery, Rock Trails Snowdonia, Lakeland and Peak District. He is a mountain leader and runs geology walks in Snowdonia. His practical field courses are specifically aimed at mountain leaders, youth leaders and teachers who want to expand their knowledge of mountain landscapes. Pauls passion is to introduce you to the basic concepts of modern geology such as plate tectonics, volcanoes and their role in creating the scenery of Snowdonia.



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