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!

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.

Aisling Rasekh

Aisling moved over from the Sales Desk to the Product Management team in February 2011 and has made it her mission to see as much of the world as possible as fast as possible! After gaining a first in Tourism Business Management at university, she took off for Africa for some independent travelling before joining Ramblers Worldwide. Aisling now specialises in South Africa’s Cape Provinces, France and Portugal.

Marjorie Duxbury

Marjorie has trekked and travelled in many parts of the world and frequently travels to the USA where Marjorie spends time with her family. Marjorie is married to Mike who is also a Ramblers Woldwide leader and since retiring 5 years ago now divides her time between home in the Lake District and Catalonia in Northern Spain, in both locations she can indulge in her love of outdoors and walking.

Debbie Leftwich

Debbie has been leading for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays for five years, in the north of England, where she lives, as well as Europe, Scandinavia and more recently further afield in the Asian subcontinent. She has a lifelong love for exploring and her favourite  area is the Himalayan region where she has travelled extensively. Asia is a continent which is a feast for the senses; from its vibrant colours, exotic smells, dramatic mountain scenery and the wonderful culture of the Himalayan people. Debbie is a qualified art historian, her area of expertise being Biddhist and Hindu inconography and temple architecture so if you have her as your tour leader you will benefit from her additional knowledge.

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.

Diane Dejaeghere

Diane likes nothing better than sharing a good walk with like minded people.  Fluent in a handful of European languages (and willing to have a go at any language), she has led tours in more than a dozen countries. Her favourite destination? The next one, of course.  

Helen Nelson

Helen truly believes that travelling is one of the best educations you can have. She spent 3 years living in, and travelling around, the Middle East  before meeting her husband and moved to New York, from where they travelled all over North America. Helen has been with RWH for over 5 years now and her position as a Product Manager enables her to put her passion for travel into developing itineraries for areas that she loves the most – Middle East, India, Morocco and Greece.

Bill Kenney

Since 2000  he has lead in the Arab World, Greece, the Alps, USA, Hong Kong and China. As a ski instructor Bill enjoys leading our cross-country skiing and snowshoeing holidays and more recently has enthralled our clients whilst imparting his knowledge of the local culture, history and language when leading our Cruise and Walk product. His aim is to always maximize the holiday experience for everyone.

Chris Hutchinson
Peter Cooper
Angus Russell
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