“Donal led walks for us on five holidays ……. he organised the entire holiday – planning and budgeting the holiday, selecting the hotel and walks and the other leader and delivering. Our group was 20 to 25 walkers with walks organised into two grades of walks. He is an exceptionally good walk leader and walk organiser who prepares meticulously and establishes a good rapport with all walkers. Our group is highly delighted with the service provided by Donal and would recommend Donal – further details can be provided on request”

David G Group Secretary Retford Ramblers Association

Your leadership on the walks is superlative and highly professional. We know we are in safe hands. It is obvious that you give great care and attention to the selection of walking routes, both for their scenic pleasure, their variety and their appropriate level of difficulty for the grade selected.

Your calm, unflappable, cheerful and friendly demeanour, where nothing is too much trouble, contributes enormously to the enjoyment of the whole experience.

Dinah F. Southwell ramblers

“After enjoying three walking holidays organised by Donal I’m  looking forward to the next…. Always well prepared and organised, Donal chooses excellent accommodation offering lovely food and wine and relaxing sociable evenings. A lovely variety of walks, tailored to the needs of the group at two levels and supported by skilled and highly knowledgeable local guides”

Sue, Retford and Southwall mountain walkers, Amalfi Coast

This was our first walking holiday and visit to Ireland, and we both enjoyed every moment and can’t wait to book the next one. The organisation, friendly & tailored approach all added to the overall fantastic experience we encounter throughout this holiday. Both as newcomers to walking/holidays , we found the leaders instilled confidence in building our abilities through their personal approach, skills& knowledge , which in turn enabled us to achieve & enjoy so much more than we imagined we would from this holiday. Big thanks & can’t wait for the next time

Sharon S & Dave W. Southwell group

Donal was one of the leaders in a walking holiday we organised in the Alicante Mountains. We were so impressed by him that we insisted the Company who organised our next holiday in Matarranya used Donal as the main walk leader. After that we asked Donal himself to organise a holiday for us on the Amalfi Coast last year. Each time he did a superb job…..’.

………..Although very knowledgeable about the fauna, geology, history  etc of the area where he leads, fluency in a number of languages and organisational ability his attributes that attracted me the most were his competency as a walk leader; his care and consideration for others and his motivation to ensure we had a good holiday. All this was delivered in a rather individual Irish way with a good sense of humour.’

David G Group Secretary Retford Ramblers Association