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.

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.


Connell retired from the army after nearly 30 years of service. Where she gained the qualification of mountain leader and has organised and lead several military expeditions. Her interests are with anything of the natural world. A strong interest is birding and has lead birding holidays. She has spent much time in the extremes - Antarctica and the Arctic, where she has been the ornithologist on scientific expeditions.

Sam Roebuck

Sam has been Leading for Ramblers since 2005.  Travel is without doubt his passion, but if he were on Mastermind (which isn’t going to happen any time soon) his says he would choose ‘The Early Roman Empire’ as his specialist subject.  That’s why, when asked about his favourite tour, he names Hadrian’s Wall, without hesitation.  He can often be found along the Roman Wall, giving one of his infamous ‘little-lectures’.  Lately though, (after unexpectedly leading a tour in New York City), he fell in love with the Big Apple, and now won’t let a year go by without visiting 'The City That Never Sleeps'.  Where next?  Well, it’s a big old world out there, so who knows?

Jenny Parsons

Jenny started leading for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays when she took early retirement from her job as a History teacher in 2011. Jenny loves walking, especially in the mountains, and it is a great privilege to share this enjoyment with others who also thrive on being outdoors. India has always held a special attraction for her and it's why she chose to study Indian History at University! Jenny is seldom happier than when staying in India and her enthusiasm is infectious for those around her.

Frank Vukovich

Frank first came to us in 1969 as the leader of our Dalmatian Island Cruises which he led for 5 years. After pursuing a teaching career in his native Canada Frank returned to RWH and the Balkans in 2010. He is extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about the region and enjoys nothing more than than showing off his favourite part of the world and sharing his expertise over a glass of wine. He has been described as thoughtful, kind and supportive with a laid back and friendly personality designed to put you at ease. His relaxed approach and unobtrusive efficiency will help make your holiday an enjoyable, memorable and personal experience. 

David Rowe

Dave has always had a passion for walking and other outdoor pursuits. An energetic person with a mature, calm and approachable manner, Dave is an excellent communicator, relates well with all people, and is good humoured.  He understands from a client’s perspective what is important, and will always strive to create a positive holiday experience for his group. Since joining us Dave has led walks in the South West of England, Wales, and also across Europe. 

Clive Scott

Clive has been leading for Ramblers Worldwide and Countrywide since 1992, with over 250 tours on five continents. His regular destinations nowadays are in Europe, the Canaries, and the UK, including the Channel Islands.He often surveys new destinations, is always delighted to discuss and brief other leaders on tours he has led, and is an avid proofchecker of our brochures, website and documentation.