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...

Dear Alan I just wanted to write and formally thank you and your team for a wonderful weekend with the Gloucestershire WI at the Metropole Hotel. This was my first experience of the WI walking weekend. I really enjoyed the time away, the walks were great and the long walk on the Saturday was quite challenging in places! Everything was well organised and flowed well. The hotel was very comfortable, the food excellent and the customer service very good indeed. Having a spa on site to soak our aching muscles was an added bonus! Thank you again for an excellent time and I hope to be able to come along again next year. With very best wishes

Adrienne Dimon

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