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.

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."



Barbara Vickery

Barbara manages our client administration system which is attached to the web site. She transfers your reservation into the various sub systems we have that help manage your holiday, and liaises with our walk leaders as they plan your holiday.

Barbara started as one of our first walk leaders, in 2005, and has run many holidays in Shropshire, Derbyshire, Llangollen and the Dee Valley, the Black Mountains of South Wales and The Malverns. She now concentrates on our administration function, and has been instrumental in the design of this system and our web sites.


Pamela Greenwood

Pam is our Groups Administrator and looks after many group reservations. She is a Yorkshire lass, living in Shropshire with Paul Watts, one of our senior leaders. Pam sometimes acts as second guide to Paul.

Pam’s responsibilities extend to hotel reservations, transport management, liason with group leaders and Secret Hills guiding staff.

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What Others Said...

Easy, on-line booking, Comprehensive information sent ahead of time. Everything I needed. Keith and Kirsty were a fantastic team. They bought different skills to the weekend and it worked perfectly. Keith is organised and had clearly done his homework. He offered information along the route, got things done and even had 20p available for use of the public conveniences. Kirsty is sociable and friendly and full of fun. She looked after us and has a wonderfully caring approach- this is my fourth and I've never been disappointed. After telling my friend, he's just booked his second trip. You are doing a brilliant job and I can't wait to book my next trip. I've only heard positive comments about Secret Hills and its guides

Diane Blenkieron- Hebden Bridge- August 2017