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.

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.

 


Chrissie Fox

Chrissie joined us to assist in the management of European holidays as well as organise our Loyalty Rewards Scheme in the long term. She lives in Church Stretton and is a local Shropshire lass. She assists Alan Garner with general finance and administration duties.


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What Others Said...

Hi Alan, Barbara, Julie and Trevor, I arrived home safely last night, and just wanted to say thank you for organising a fantastic weekend. It’s hard to know what to expect when you book something like this online, but everything on your website was spot on, you delivered exactly what you said you would – and lots more. The flexibility of the walks, the flexible arrival/departure dates, the friendly hotel staff, the pub lunches you organised, your knowledge of the area, the location, the realistic price, it all contributed to making it a weekend to remember – and of course a great bunch of people, I can’t remember when I have laughed so much! I’m looking forward to the next one already – hopefully in August. Thanks again, Helen from Marlow (and you are welcome to use any of this on your website)

Helen Isacke

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