Volunteer Walking Leader

What's it all about?

Our leaders are an essential part of our guests’ holidays. They are resident during the holiday they lead and spend time with our guests throughout. Our Walking Leaders' responsibilities include: 

  • Guiding guests on full day walks
  • Sharing their passion and knowledge of walking and the countryside
  • Working with the Country House teams to facilitate sociable after dinner activities

What are we looking for in a Leader?

What do Leaders gain from the experience?

An experienced walker having done around 20+ UK lowland, moorland or mountain walks in the last five years

Competent in the use of map and compass and able to lead a walk without having walked it before

Enthusiasm and knowledge of the countryside and a willingness to pass this on

Great interpersonal and communication skills

Sociable, diplomatic and confident personality

A minimum time commitment of three weeks every two years 

Freedom to do more of what they love

Meeting like-minded people and getting satisfaction from helping them to achieve their walking goals

Exploring new places with ongoing travel opportunities

Keeping fit and active

Comfortable Full Board accommodation, a weekly allowance and travel expenses

Ongoing support and training opportunities

Help with arranging - and a contribution to - the cost of gaining a First Aid certificate

We’re currently looking for leaders for our lowland, moorland and mountain walks across the UK. Once you've joined the team, opportunities can arise to lead on different types of holiday and even across Europe and Worldwide if that appeals.

Find out more about how to apply for this unique volunteering opportunity >

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