LEADERS IN THE CBMW

IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO KNOW WHO IS AT THE FRONT!

Leaders Photos and short Bio
Alan Jackson is responsible for the production of our annual key ring fob but his main contribution to the group is his knowledge of beer costs throughout the region.
Alastair Greenbank
Adrian Murray
Andy Marsh
Angela Colgate started walking in 2002. About 5 years ago she put in some less demanding walks for beginners or people who now find the more strenuous walks more than they could manage.About 5 years ago I put in some less demanding walks for beginners or people who now find the more strenuous walks more than they could manage.
Angie Elliot
Ange has been living in Spain since 2007 when she first joined CBMW. Recruited into the fold by Charles Pye, Ange became a leader in 2009 when she joined forces with Ann Price to become joint leaders, our very own Charlies Angels. Ange is not only interested in walking but also running, gardening and learning Spanish.
Ann Price moved to Spain with her husband in 2006 to enjoy retirement and to be near their daughter and grandchildren. Ann joined the group in 2006 and then a couple of years later joined forces with Angie Elliott to lead walks together - Two for the Price of one.!
Brian Sear first walked with the CBMW in 2008 and started leading walks 5-6 years later. On the first walk he led he had the dubious honour of being the first leader to need to call for a helicopter to help a walker in his group be removed from the mountain injured
Carol Harbach
Carol first walked with the group in 1997. Carol was then appointed General Secretary in 2002 before being appointed Chair in 2011 until 2020.
Christine Acton
Clodagh Brown
Colin Read
David Brain
David Harbach
David has been a long standing member of the group having first walked with the group in 1996. David first became a leader in 2002 and has since then been a stalwart at writing up the walks for our Walks In Spain website and encouraging and mentoring new leaders. David was the progamme secretary 2004-5
David Shaw
Geoff Cobb
Geoff Ellis
Geoff has split his time between Nottingham and the Costa Blanca since 1998. Geoff keeps fit by not only walking with the CBMW but also U3A Denia and a little circuit training. He was a chemical engineer with ICI which is probably where his interest in wines comes from. Geoff has been an active leader since 1998.
Gordon Gleeson
Hazel Marsden
John Male
Jean Russell
Jean has lived in Spain since 1973 and has been walking with the CBMW since about 2002, before becoming one of our leaders in 2007. Jean not only enjoys walking in the Costa Blanca but takes the interest onto trekking holidays and adventurous travel. Jean also walks with the 'Explorers' and U3A Calpe.
Jo Fletcher
Jo moved to Spain permanently in 2014, having previously been an expat in various places around the world. Whilst keen on scuba diving, skiing and running, walking has been a major activity for over 50 years. Jo enjoys organising trips to different parts of Spain.
John E Mail started walking with the group in 2002 and led his first walk in 2003. He was active in the organisation of the group being programme secretary for many years and has organised some away trips.
John Price joined the CBMW group with wife Ann (the much better known & more good looking of the couple) in 2007, after arriving in Javea in 2006.
He was the Press Secretary of the group for a number of years, was an active walker but now depleting bodily conditions restrict him to the shorter, easier walks.
John is kept busy working with the MABS cancer charity & has recruited a number of voluntary drivers for patient hospital trips from the CBMWs. He is also a keen supporter of Rugby Union and can be found supporting club rugby in the UK as well as the local team La Vila. He leads the CBMW La Vila supporters group!
Jon Lyons
Jon has lived in Spain since 1987 and joined the CBMW in 1995. After a couple of years he became a leader, before becoming the Chair of the group from 2003-11. Jon enjoys the challening walks that the group has to offer and will also be found Abseiling when not walking in the mountains.
Katy Phipps
Katy has been walking with the CBMW since at least the start of the millennium and, together with husband Ralph, has been producing the Walks Programme since Spring 2013.
Marina Van Den Bossche
Mary Gough
Mary has been walking with the group since 2004 and has been a leader since 2012. As well as being a keen walker with the CBMW, Mary also runs her own group of walkers 'The Explorers'. Mary is renowned for her challenging walks and is a member of the Long Distance Walkers Association.
Martin Dunkley
Martin has been walking with the Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers since 2006 and as a leader since 2012. He is currently Secretary and Treasurer of CBMW.
Martin Connelly
Barry Carter has a house in Moriara since 2003, and has been a member of the CBMW for over 10 years, leading for the past 6 years
Mike Granville
Nic Laws
Nic started walking with the CBMW in October 14 and soon became a leader in October 16. Before moving to Spain Nic was a keen walker in the Wiltshire area but now enjoys the challenging walks of the Costa Blanca.
Pauline Chalmers
Paul Elliot
Peter Christofis is one of our newer leaders having been a walking member for several years.
Peter Greene
Ralph Phipps
Ralph has been walking in the mountains since 1961 (!!) and with the CBMW since at least the start of the millennium and, together with wife Katy, has been producing the Walks Programme since Spring 2013.
Richard Marsden
Rob Chalmers
Sue Bonser
Sue Gadd
Theresa Brain
Theresa’s main hobbies were aerobics, skiing and tennis. She discovered the CBMW 17 years ago when she regularly visited her holiday home in Moraira. The first time she reached a summit she was blown away (metaphorically!) and was hooked from then on. As someone with no sense of direction she warily became a leader in 2011 but thankfully only occasionally gets lost!
Tim Fawle
Tony Clark.
Tony started walking with the Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers in February 2010 at the age of 65. Tony had never been a walker or a sportsman before joining the Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers, but it was not long before he realised what he had been missing and is now trying to make up for lost time. Tony is now one of our leaders having led his first walk in 2017.
Sandy Blair joined CBMW in April 2019, after having been a ‘solo’ walker in the area over the previous 5 years. He became a leader with CBMW in October 2019. Currently he divides his time between Edinburgh, Scotland and the mountain village of Beniaia, Vall de Alcalá.
Charles Pye