What skills do I need

It takes a special kind of someone to become an HF Holidays Leader. Aside from being passionate about walking, you’ll need to be a great communicator who can work closely and constructively with other leaders as well as our country house teams. You’ll also need to make a minimum commitment to lead for three weeks, every two years.  

While previous experience is not essential, we’d like our HF Holidays leaders to be: 

  • Friendly and approachable 
  • Reliable, punctual, and well organised
  • Cheery on the greyest and wettest of days 
  • Sensitive to the needs of others 
  • Confident to speak in front of small groups 
  • Welcoming, especially to new walkers
  • An excellent navigator with knowledge of map-reading
  • Able to use a compass 
  • Experienced in walking the types of landscapes they want to lead in 
  • Fit enough to lead five full-day walks in a week 
  • Confident to lead a walk without having covered the route previously