David Heap was brought up in the north of England where his first experience walking was with his school’s hiking club. From there, he spent much of his time in the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, North Wales, various parts of Scotland and the South of England. He has spent time underground exploring the subterranean wilderness in England, France and Tasmania. After emigrating in 1988 he found many new caves within the pristine rainforests of the West Coast and nurtured a passion for Tasmania’s beauty, both above ground and underground! In recent years David has returned to the UK to walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Walk, the Coast to Coast, the Cape Wrath Trail and parts of the Pennine Way. He has walked extensively throughout Tasmania and New Zealand and has called Flinders Island home for the past 11 years. His interests include geology, flora and fauna of the areas visited and sharing his passion for bushwalking.