Meet The Team - Walking tour holidays

Meet The Team

We have a dedicated group of walk leaders and administration staff who work together as a team to ensure your holiday is the best we can give you. We are constantly seeking to improve our walking product and add new areas of walking interest to you. We also constantly review our hotel facilities and underpinning services that make the walking programmes work.

Take a look - but pictures alone cannot tell you about our individual skills and personalities - you only get that on each holiday.

Paul Cannon

Paul has worked with the  Secret Hills team for three years and will be working mainly in The Lake District where he was born and raised and  lives. He has been hiking all his life and has a great deal of experience, both in the UK and abroad. He has been working as a mountain leader for 5 years.


Jill Pinkerton

Jill works for us in the Lake District, Majorca, Slovenia, Gran Canaria and Tenerife and brings her own brand of caring leadership to every holiday she runs. An experienced mountain guide, she also hosts holidays in Nepal, having had many years of experience in working in that wonderful country.

Jill also contributes to Secret Hills Walkings marketing, promotions and selling operation, and has a superb knack of responding to clients needs.

Alan Garner

Alan Garner founded Secret Hills Walking Holidays in 2002, and has built a superb team of walk leaders who run the walking breaks. A walker all his life, Alan started the company in the Shropshire Hills - "it's called Secret Hills Walking because I rarely found many walkers on the Shropshire Hills, it was very much an unknown area for walking, yet it is a superb natural landscape, with so much to offer"

" I am proud of what we have achieved and hopefully we can continue to develop new areas  of superb walking for you in the future."



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What Others Said...

Wye Valley May 2016 I really enjoyed my walking experience. The guides and the transport were always on time . All the guides were different and were very informative of the area, they entertained us with their stories and were very friendly and helpful

Kaye Fraher