Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
Rob O’Hara has taught in many different countries, schools, and work environments for 30 years. He loves new challenges and has varied interests from acting and singing in local plays to road running. He was once among the top 20 road runners in England. He is well-known for his keen sense of humor and positive attitude and is looking forward to showing Country Walker guests the beauty of the English Lake District.
Growing up in Nottinghamshire, Colleen Henshaw trained to work in the textile trade but the call of the outdoors was too strong and she set off to travel the world! Upon her return she worked as a Countryside Ranger where she met her husband to be, Chris. They eventually moved to East Yorkshire to work on the Flamborough and Spurn Heritage Coasts and in 1997 they moved to the Lake District where she spent most of her time home-schooling their two daughters in the idyllic setting of Bobbin Mill Cottage (where one of Beatrix Potter’s gardeners used to live). Now working at a local outdoor activities center, Colleen is keen to make sure Country Walker guests get the most from their time in the Lake District.
After completing a degree in zoology, Chris Berry began work as a Countryside Ranger in Nottinghamshire (Robin Hood Country) before moving to the East Coast of Yorkshire to manage portions of the spectacular Heritage Coast. In 1997 he obtained his dream job working as Lake District National Park Ranger. He lives with his wife Colleen and their two daughters in the isolated Bobbin Mill Cottage in the southern Lake District where he now runs his own business as “The Lakeland Guide,” offering walks and other activities in the surrounding national park. He’s looking forward to telling Country Walker guests all about the landscape, the wildlife, and the people of the Lake District and he’ll do it with humor and a light-hearted touch.