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...

To the Team at Secret Hills Walking, My wife, Jill, and I have just returned for a week's walking in Majorca with Secret Hills, lead by Jill, Tom, Ian and Tristan. We were a part of a group of 38 people from the South Dorset Ramblers. I feel that I must write to thank Secret Hills Walking, and particularly Jill, Tom, Ian and Tristan for a fantastic week of walking. The hotel was superb and all the walks were excellent. We opted for the harder walks each day, which did not disappoint, and Jill and Team did a wonderful job in guiding and supervising what were often quite big groups of people. Thanks also to Jill and the team for re-arranging a walk to a later day, after it had to be abandoned on its scheduled day because of rain. (Our only wet day!). The walk was well worth the wait. Thanks again. Hopefully we might be able to walk with you again in the future. Kind regards Phillip and Jill

Philip & Jill Robinson- South Dorset Ramblers- April 2017