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.

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."



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.


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What Others Said...

  Hi Alan,   What a wonderful holiday!!  The hikes and scenery were fantastic, the guides were wonderful, the hotel and food were excellent and the other members of the group really were the icing on the cake!  Despite the rather rocky start, things turned out very well for me and I will definitely book with Secret Hills again soon.      

Jeannie Laliberte