Ashley started kayaking when she moved to Norway in 2010. She stumbled across a job working in a camp school where kayaking and canoeing were lead activities so she soon became introduced to the water.  Having grown up on the coast of Wales already having passion for the sea, Ashley quickly found her new passion for kayaking.

After a year or two of paddling in the Fjords she found that there is a whole world of sea kayaking out there, a lot to discover and learn. She got introduced to the BCU system and started to dedicate time to climbing the ladders.

She has spent time exploring the coast of Norway, Anglesey, Ireland and Costa Brava, holding courses, and coaching freelance for different clubs and organisations. Ashley now living in Anglesey is working closely with her local canoe club, Anglesey Paddlers and has a few development groups in the north east of England.

Ashley is a BC 5* Sea Leader & UKCC L2 coach with moderate water endorsement.