Meet some of our holiday experts


Our tour leaders are as passionate about walking and discovering the world as you are. Experienced in leading, usually, but not necessarily in the area of the holiday, each has their own individual style and particular talents. All are first-aid trained, holding walking qualifications commensurate with the holiday grade they lead and often have good foreign languages skills.

They’re supported by a back-office team who seek to ensure that you’ve got the best itinerary and all holiday arrangements are in place for you to enjoy.

What is unsurpassed is their wide travel knowledge and commitment to making your holiday as friendly and pleasurable as possible. We’d like to introduce you to some of them below.


Join us Our Leaders are an integral part of our short breaks and holidays and we are always interested in recruiting new leaders with the right experience, qualifications and aptitude. Click here for more information about becoming a leader.



Local Leaders and Guides

We also employ and train some local leaders as well as working with local area guides on many of our long-haul destinations.Native to the area, their friendly welcomes and special insights are hugely popular, adding real character and flavour - and keep our clients coming back for more!


Peter Cooper

He feels that the countryside has much to offer, and Britain has so much variety even in Essex there are dramatic changes in the countryside which you do not notice unless you are walking. Peter likes to share the excitement of all aspects of our countryside and its life with as many people as possible. Even showing his young grand daughter what fun it is exploring on foot is part of the pleasure of walking.

John Knott

John has been a compulsive traveller and walks leader since high school. Having completed the Three Peaks challenge of ascending Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon within 24 hours he's also clearly got an adventurous streak. These days he leads mainly in Greece and Turkey with the odd trip to other destinations which have attracted his attention.

Sally Haycock

Sally used to analyse clay in a lab in Stowmarket. Now she lives in St Lucia and strolls down to the beach every morning for a swim. Sally loves the islands incredibly varied terrain and the easy going people. Her relaxed style of leadership reflects this, and she has the happy knack of tailoring the walks to suit all abilities. When we can tempt her over here, she leads in Italy and Greece.

Chris Hutchinson

Chris enjoys Scandinavia, the Alps and northern Europe but finds himself increasingly attracted to the warmth and weather of the Mediterranean.

He hopes that during his tours clients not only get to know and enjoy different landscapes but see them from the perspectives of the people who live there.

The best thing about leading is seeing a group of smiling people on the last day of the tour.

Ian Rowat

''The variety of tours is amazing with each new brochures there is a mouth-watering choice to suit all.  Holidays are important and therefore it is up to us leaders to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves whether it is a challenge they are going for or just a different part of the world’’.  Now retired Ian is looking forward to the next few years in leading for RWH

Megan Price

Fluent in French and Italian with a smattering of Spanish and Arabic, Megan leads tours of ancient sites and cities including Rome, Florence and Venice, savouring the past, but also finding time for conversation and the chance to relax in traditional cafes. Further afield she is looking forward to re-visiting Egypt and Peru.
As a group leader Megan enjoys the way that strangers soon become friends as they relax and exchange their travellers’ tales.

Stephen Allen

Since discovering his passion for walking he has completed a round of the 2000ft hills in England and Wales and is about 4 trips away from completing the Monros. He has travelled extensively with his work, in the entertainment industry and is no stranger to leading walking holidays in the UK. He has lead tours to Cyprus, Morocco, Madeira and Portugal and hopes to explore many other of the great destinations on offer.

Angus Russell

Angus spent 12 years pretty much continuously travelling the world as a mountain walking leader, ski tour leader, holiday rep and ship’s officer.  He is now Contracts Manager as well as Brand Manager for the Ramblers Countrywide Holidays UK programme and is particularly interested the safety and legal aspects of holiday travel. He’s keen on holidays to Austria or Germany and is unusual in his enthusiasm for walking surrounded by millions of trees in the north-eastern US.


Peter Cooper
John Knott
Sally Haycock
Chris Hutchinson
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