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!

Marjorie and Mike Duxbury

Marjorie and Mike are experienced walkers they have walked in the Himalayas, Andes, Alps, Pyrenees, Atlas and the Taurus Mountains.  They have led and arranged challenge walks for friends and colleagues for many years.  They have now both become Ramblers Worldwide leaders and thoroughly enjoy their trips.  They are both interested in the world and natural environment and the history and culture of the places they visit.  At present they split their time between home in the Yorkshire Dales and home in the Catalan Pyrenees.  Mike is a qualified Nordic Walking Instructor and they both believe in the physical and mental benefits associated with Rambling.

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.

Alun Price-Davies

Leading at all grades from Ss/D to C+/B since 2004, Alun still enjoys not only the challenge of Hutting Tours but also Snowshoeing in the Alps in the Winter quite apart from leading elsewhere in Europe, the  Canadian Rockies, India and Bhutan as well as New Zealand.

Peter Watts

Peter has been leading for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays since he took early retirement in 2006. He worked as a Television Sound Supervisor in ITV for many years and now his life is very different after deciding to follow his love of walking and travel to become a Ramblers Leader. You will probably find him in Italy for much of the year.

Alison Sadnicka

In two years leading for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Alison has increased her love for Andalucia, not just the fabulous walking there but also the culture and people. However she equally loves winter walking in fresh downfalls of snow and the Kandersteg tour is already a firm favourite.

Gemma Smith

Gemma spent many happy years exploring the globe including the USA, South East Asia, chalet hosting in the French Alps and has searched almost every corner of Australia. Whilst here she was lucky enough to work aboard a ship sailing the Great Barrier Reef and beyond, and the most glamorous; picking fruit and laying turf in Perth!. Joining the Ramblers Worldwide planning team in 2008 has not slowed her down, her bags are always packed ready for the next rambling adventure.

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

Simon Cane

Simon is a qualified mountain leader and has been leading for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays since 2002.

With his great passion for mountains, he is to be found in Europe each summer leading our hut to hut tours, and then in winter heading for the snow. His vast knowledge of wild flowers and geology, could take him to any continent the rest of the year.

Marjorie and Mike Duxbury
John Knott
Alun Price-Davies
Peter Watts
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