Walk Leaders

Philippa BesantSpotlight on Philippa Besant

Equipped with a BA Honours degree in History from Newcastle University, Philippa has enjoyed great success as a guide/lecturer, specializing in the Houses of Parliament, the British Museum and Wimbledon. The call of the great outdoors and her lifelong love of literature led her to join The Wayfarers for whom she leads Walks throughout the UK.

Philippa leads Walks in Wales - The Pembrokeshire Coast, England - the Costwolds, England - Jane Austen Country, England - Downton Abbey and Northern Ireland.

See Philippa in action on the Downton Abbey Walk in the video below.

Walk Leaders and Managers

Our Hosts and Helpers Are the Best in the Business

walk_leaders.jpgIt’s the passion of our experienced Walk Leaders and Managers that brings a Wayfarers Walk to life. Knowledgeable, efficient, and eminently hospitable, these committed hosts are eager to share their knowledge, experience and love of the land. Their expertise spans history, art and architecture, flora and fauna, and food and wine. It’s like enjoying the services of an expert guide and highly competent butler by your side, 24/7.

support_vehicle.jpgSupport Vehicle:
Your support team is equally proficient at driving our van through narrow lanes, transporting luggage, producing the perfect picnic or arranging additional activities from water skiing to hot-air ballooning. Groups are deliberately kept small, with a maximum of 16 guests, but we usually average between 10 and 12 – a great number for a good party! Guests meet our Leaders as welcoming hosts and part from them as firm friends.

Don't Take Our Word For It...

John and Alan were so kind, patient and fun, too, making our walk a great success
- SH (Wales, Snowdonia)

"Jana’s knowledge and passion about her country truly made the experience vibrant
- SB & WL (Czech Republic)

What I’m saying is, ‘Little things are big.‘ The big things were in order. Yannick and Mike could and did attend then to the little things. They did this is the manner of personal hosts - and that made all the difference
- BM (England, Cornwall)

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Founded in 1984, The Wayfarers have been blazing new trails and leading the world in walking vacation adventures. Visiting England, Europe, the United States and New Zealand, the Wayfarers delivers fresh itineraries a new way in experiencing places and cultures. Walking Tours, European Walking Vacations and British Isle Walking Vacations provide the staple diet to a truly memorable holiday