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 are 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!

Jenny Williams

A former History teacher who has lived in Africa, India and Australia, Jenny has been a leader since 2008 and now enjoys leading a wide variety of tours, from leisurely sightseeing  to D+ walking in UK and abroad. Some of her favourite destinations are Portugal, the Balkans, the Himalayan foothills, Greek mainland and Northern Ireland.

Lucy Sponsler

Lucy started leading before retiring as a Spanish, French and Italian instructor. No surprise that her favorite places to lead are Spain, France, Italy and South America. She enjoys using her language skills to make her tours run smoothly and to find out interesting tidbits of information from locals to share with clients. One of her favorite things about leading is being outdoors in beautiful scenery with like-minded people.

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.

Norman Payne

After a career in Management, Norman began to lead for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays eight years ago.  He enthusiastically looks after the interests of clients, with the aim of ensuring all have a special holiday experience.  Feeling privileged to be involved with Ramblers he has led a variety of tours to include long haul, cruises and the latest adagio holidays.

Jeremy Hatton

Jeremy has been a Ramblers leader since 2013 and is passionate about sharing his love of the great outdoors with others. An experienced walker with several long distance walks under his belt, as well as hiking in the USA and Europe, his main passion is walking in the United Kingdom. The lake district is his first love and he has explored most parts of this beautiful National Park. He also works for Ramblers Cruise & Walk partner, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and has travelled to many continents and destinations over his 25 years in the travel industry. Jeremy's other passion is motorcycles and his workshop is crammed full of classic two wheeled beauties. 

Alison Mellor

Alison’s love of the mountains and travel has taken her all over the world.  She feels very lucky to lead for RWH as she loves the environment, the activity and above all the great variety of people and personalities that she meets.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge of history and architecture (being a surveyor by trade) .  After spending a few years managing a gold mine with the National trust and farmers in Wales she retrained as a Mountain Leader and now spends almost half her year abroad – why not join her?

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  In recent years Clare and Ian have become very fond of Hassness and are often to be found leading the tours there.

Gill Cape

Gill - is a keen traveller and long distance walker.  She has been leading for us since 2004 and truely enjoys the challenge of helping provide a holiday that all enjoy however diverse their expectations! Gill is always prepared to go the extra mile metaphorically, and sometimes literally.