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.

Gillian Hallhead

Gillian lives just outside the Lake District National park and is a passionate explorer of Lakes countryside. She joined Secret Hills Walking's team three years ago at the beginning of the journey to mountain guide qualification and supports our Lake District guides on all our programmes.

A keen photogaraher, her photos adorn our facebook page.

Alvina Labsvirs

Born in Westmoreland. Alvina travelled the world for work and pleasure before realising that the Lake District needed to be home. She settled near Kendal and woks as a qualified mountain guide all over the Lakes District.

A passionate photographer- walking and taking photo's of the lovely Lakes scenery is heaven to her.


Alison Field

Alison has many years’ experience of leading walks and developing walk routes as a member of two multi-activity outdoors clubs in Brighton.

She is also a keen cyclist, and since 2020 has been sharing her knowledge of the beautiful Sussex countryside as part of the Secret Hills South Downs team.

Her love of travelling and exploring has taken Alison all over Britain, Europe and the USA. Cycling the South Downs Way was so enjoyable that she’s done it three times; other highlights have included trekking in Albania, Bulgaria and Georgia.

Qualified in outdoor first aid and as a Healthwalks leader, Alison is working towards her Lowland Leader award.

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What Others Said...

The hotel was excellent, I was in the annex & the room was lovely & big & clean. Hotel staff was really friendly & were always happy to help with anything, the food was excellent. Good choice of food available everyday & with it being a buffet you could have as much or as little as you liked you got to try everything!! Jill was an excellent leader. Brilliant knowledge of the area was always on hand to help anyone who needed it & a great sense of humour. This is the 2nd Secret hills holiday I have been on & I have nothing but praise. Majorca was a beautiful destination, hot weather, stunning scenery, great walks brilliantly lead by Jill, cakes & beer always managed to be found at the end of a hard day, and Jill knew all the best places!!! Hotel was great. Spent the week with a fantastic bunch of people

Sarah Morris