Fells & Forest is owned and run by Colin Reilly. Due to his abysmal footballing skills, Colin discovered climbing at the tender age of ten, feeling much more at home on the crags of his native Coniston than the football pitch of the village school.

Cycling, once his only form of independent transport, soon became a passion that developed into mountain biking (once it had been invented). Colin has been instructing in the outdoors for over thirty years, working with outdoor centres, youth groups, national Centres and independent providers.

Colin has climbed and biked extensively in the UK and also in Europe, with mountaineering and mountain bike excursions in North and South America, New Zealand, the Himalayas and Greenland.

He is a qualified mountaineering instructor (WMCI) and member of AMI, and a British Cycling mountain bike Tutor and coach

He is married with five, grown up children, is the Pastor of his local church, and grows the finest potatoes in the North of Britain.