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!


Keith and Teresa Milton

Teresa and Keith are experienced leaders with over 10 years leading around the globe for Ramblers Worldwide.Together their expertise, enthusiasm and knowledge of the natural world bring added interest to all their tours. You will often find them leading in New Zealand – they have led both the Grand Tour and South Island Adventure and each year they lead one of the Canyonlands holidays.  Keith is also a keen birder and you may find him in Trinidad and Tobago or Extremadura in the winter months.

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.

Clare and Ian Bonnick

Clare and Ian love leading 2x2x2 tours - particularly if there are mountains to climb!  Clare is also one of our Nordic walking instructors and enjoys showing people how easy it is to get fit and have fun with this technique

Julian Wilkes

Weekend walking became more important than a corporate career in management for Julian, so he quit and qualified as a full time tour leader for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. He believes that it's the best way to discover and observe the world and meet like minded people.

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. Steve holds a Mountain Leader qualification and has much experience in independent treking in the High Atlas including an ascent of Tubkal.

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

Malcolm Little

Since joining our Leaders’ Panel in 2001 Malcolm has become a key figure in several of our most successful holidays. He has led many times in St Lucia, New England and Turkey. But his greatest love has been the Upper Inn Valley, where he has led our early season flower tours for 17 years. Malcolm has been invaluable in creating imaginative itineraries in all of these places. This spring Malcolm researched our new holiday in Kas, which he is sure is set to be another winner.

Neil Heptonstall

Camping by a glacier above Cortina d’Ampezzo in the 60’s started Neil’s real love of the bigger mountains – particularly the Dolomites. There was quite a gap before Neil ventured into the mountains afresh in the 90’s hutting with Ramblers Holidays – including a rare grade A in the Stubai Alps – at the same time doing his Mountain Leader qualification. His 1st leadings were all hutting, including (of course) the Dolomites.
He has matured into hotel-based tours these days including trans-Europe train journeys.


Keith and Teresa Milton
Angus Russell
Clare and Ian Bonnick
Julian Wilkes
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