June & Aubrey Zaft established Country Walks in 1995 and built their reputation on delivering consistently high quality walking experiences and dedicated customer service. They are proud to have inspired thousands of people from around the world to enjoy the many pleasures and benefits of walking in the countryside, proud too that over 90 per cent return.
In 2013 June & Aubrey's elder daughter Sam joined the family business. Sam is based in London and has been actively involved in the development of the company, especially the self-guided holidays. Sam divides her time between looking after her young family, her busy job working for a charity for vulnerable people and Country Walks.
Sarah, June & Aubrey's younger daughter lives in Versailles. She joined the family business when she successfully started developing and guiding walks in Paris, Versailles and the Chevreuse Valley. She hopes to repeat these very popular tours when time permits. Sarah is a keen traveller and talented linguist and musician.
Christina has lived in North Cyprus for over 25 years and has an expert knowledge of the island, its history, flora and walking trails. She has worked as a Tour Guide for various companies for 20 years and she speaks fluent Turkish. The Cyprus landscapes are a constant source of inspiration and she continues to sketch and draw in spare time.
Luciana leads our Amalfi Coast walking holidays. She has a degree in environmental science and since childhood trekking with her parents became part of her life. She started walking on the paths of the Amalfi coast when she moved to Naples 15 years ago and for 4 years she has been employed as a guide, leading tourists through this beautiful land. Luciana brings to the Amalfi Coast holidays her extensive local knowledge of the area, its plants and its wonderful food!
Barbara leads various walking breaks in the UK including Rye, Gower Peninsula and Hardy’s Wessex. She walks anywhere and everywhere, from London to the wilds of Scotland and she has even walked nearly 1000 miles – from John O’Groats to Lands End! Barbara is very experienced, having led walks for 15 years. She lives in London and manages a young professional orchestra. When she’s not walking, she works as a steward at the Royal Albert Hall.
Patrick has been leading guided walks since 2003 in various parts of the UK, from St Ives in Cornwall to the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland. He holds the Hill and Moorland Leader Award. After a career in the Royal Navy, he moved into countryside management and delivered a wide programme of countryside projects. He lives in Northumberland and has an intimate knowledge of the its coast, hills and valleys of its National Park and the countryside between the two.
Aubrey co-founded Country Walks with June in 1995. Following a career in education, he soon established himself as a highly popular leader with his sense of fun and loving personality. Over the years he has enthused thousands of walkers with his love of poetry and irrepressible love and knowledge of the countryside. Known to hug trees, fall down rabbit holes and recite 'The Charge of the Light Brigade" in a storm, there's never a dull moment in Aubrey's company.