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Jo Roberts

Jo Roberts

Cheerful | Creative | Thoughtful

Mini Bio

Settled now in Cumbria, England. The Lake District National Park is a place I love for work and play. Originally from Devon and brought up in Wiltshire I also spent time living in the Scottish Highlands, working for Outward Bound Loch Eil. So, Outdoor Education and personal development work is within my very core.

Over my career I have worked with both adults and young people helping folks learn and grow in some amazing places; from Nepal and Peru to Norway and Poland.  In recent years I have guided a lot in Northern England and love enabling guests to get the very most out of their holiday.

To balance my guiding I am also in the process of writing a novel and renovating my home – and on the odd spare moment, I might just be found swimming in a lake or paddling my kayak.

Favourite Place to Play

Not a lot of People Know This

I’ve shaved my hair off twice – once for fun and once for charity.

Qualifications Read More
  • Summer ML
  • SPA
  • Trainee Winter ML and MIA
  • L3 sea kayak
  • L2 open boat
  • L2 inland kayak
  • First aid
Experience Read More

My office has been the great outdoors for 25 years. My background is within personal and professional development both in the UK and abroad – working with adults and children – both on land, water and longer expeditions. My background is within personal and professional development both in the UK and abroad – working with adults and children – both on land, water and longer expeditions.

I now love guiding and facilitating amazing holidays for guests to enjoy.

What Fellow Travellers Say About Jo

Do you have a higher level than "Excellent"?! Jo was truly a leader and a great listener! She was generous with her time both to me and my daughter, and our other hiker as well. We enjoyed many conversations, yet she also knew to give my daughter and I lots of time just to talk between ourselves, which I appreciated. She also managed to keep us on schedule without cracking the whip too hard. I can often be overwhelmed by the beauty and history I'm experiencing to the point of self-indulgence, but Jo guided us along while still allowing me to revel, gawk and experience it all. She loves animals, as do we, so that was a great fit. And she also was genuinely personally interested in all the history and culture. She knew a great deal about the Wall and the Romans, but what she didn't know she herself was curious to learn. We had many great conversations about language and dialects and US vs British phrases, etc. All in all she made for a great companion, rain or shine. And I'm grateful for all the snacks and treats. So, THANK YOU, Jo. You made it all so special.

John Speredakos
Wilderness Walking - Hadrian’s Wall Path
Reviewed on 15/06/2024

Great team. Taxis and other timing was impressive. They were responsive to the group and individual needs as much as possible.

Michele Manos
Wilderness Walking - England Coast to Coast
Reviewed on 03/07/2023

The guides were very knowledgeable regarding the route and facilities. They had a lovely way of sharing information and helped create a fun/easy-going atmosphere for all the walkers. They always checked-in to see if everything was going well, and would offer options as appropriate.

Keith Cornelius
Wilderness Walking - England Coast to Coast
Reviewed on 30/06/2023

Jo and Nat were excellent guides, a good source of information on the areas we were travelling through, made excellent coffee, and looked after us very well.

Sukudhew Singh
Wilderness Walking - England Coast to Coast
Reviewed on 28/06/2023

Book a trip with Jo

Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
Wilderness Walking – England Coast to Coast
25th Aug - 6th Sep 2024
3 place(s) leftGuaranteed 4,495Book Now
Wilderness Walking – Northumberland and the Lake District
12th Jul - 18th Jul 2025
6 place(s) leftAvailable 2,395Book Now

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