Estelle Patrick started leading for HF Holidays in 2011, bringing a wealth of experience with her. As well as regularly leading walks, she has also joined our team of field advisors who research and plan walks. Living in Snowdonia, Estelle was the ideal choice to help establish the walking programmes at our two new properties in Wales. We asked her why she decided to become an HF Holidays’ walk leader:
“Some time ago I decided to do the Mountain Leader qualification as I love taking people walking in the mountains. Becoming involved with HF Holidays was a valuable way of gaining more experience leading groups – it paid off and I now have an ML award.
“For me, it’s been much more than gaining an award; I’ve greatly enjoyed leading in different areas of the UK, meeting the guests who are all such interesting people, finding out about the history, industry and culture of each area, and I have learnt a great deal from more experienced leaders. And being a Field Advisor has given me the added incentive of researching the local area and checking out the routes on the ground; hard work but all very enjoyable."