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    Linda Champ

    Linda Champ

    Adventurous | Attentive | Open Minded

    Mini Bio

    Growing up on a farm in the middle of Ireland, I spent all of my spare time outdoors, no matter the weather. This love of the outdoors has stayed with me as I’ve ventured far from home, living and exploring in countries such as New Zealand, Costa Rica and Spain. It’s safe to say I am definitely a green grass and mountains type of person.

    I spent most of my career working in hospitality, and love meeting visitors and showing them around our beautiful country with our unique culture.

    Favourite Place to Play

    Kerry is the Kingdom, and rightly so. The scenery is breathtaking – and the traditional music and the local people bring me back time and time again.

    Not a lot of People Know This

    I speak Spanish probably more often than I speak English! My partner and stepchildren are from Madrid and living here in Ireland, so our household is mainly Spanish-spoken. (Spanglish is probably more accurate!)

    Qualifications Read More
    • Lowland Leader
    • Neuromuscular & Sports Massage Therapist
    • Yoga Instructor
    • Mountain Skills 1
    • Remote Emergency Care Level 3
    Experience Read More

    I have worked mainly in 5 star hotels, and have led group retreats in Spain and Ireland over the past 12 years. I organise Hiking Day Adventures for locals, and love bringing them out to see whats on their doorstep.

    What Fellow Travellers Say About Linda

    Linda is an excellent guide. She is competent, confident, personable, and blended well with our group. As she became familiar with us as individuals, she adjusted hiking plans and options so that we all were satisfied with hiking opportunities. Linda was always available to us to help with any of our needs. Thank you Linda for introducing us to your beautiful country.

    Nancy Koch
    Private Hiking the Causeway Coastal Route and Donegal
    Reviewed on 03/06/2024

    Linda could not have been a better guide for us. She was kind, fun, and adaptable to our needs. If she didn’t know the answer to all our many questions she was sure to find out and then fill us in later. She was not only a great and patient guide but became a friend we hope to see again somehow.

    Robin Donnelly
    Private Hiking the Causeway Coastal Route and Donegal
    Reviewed on 03/06/2024

    Linda was the perfect Guide for this her first trip with Wilderness Ireland. She was so friendly and fun but professional and helpful. She assessed the group as a whole well and tailored the days to enable everyone to get the most from the planned schedule on this holiday.
    One possible suggestion - it would be a bonus to this type of holiday if Wilderness Ireland could, as an organisation, provide a little background information to their Guides on the local history, geology, wildlife, and local cultures to share with their clients and increase their overall holiday experience.

    Patricia Justin
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 20/05/2024

    Linda did a great job of “reading” the interests and energy level of the group and adjusting accordingly.

    Michael Moore
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 14/05/2024

    Linda Champ is funny,kind,quick on her feet. She handled the group with grace and charm. Makes us wish we were her neighbor!

    Donna Balewick
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 13/05/2024

    Linda was able to keep our group on track, made us all feel included, and took our care and safety seriously. She is also a great driver.

    Laura Moore
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 13/05/2024

    Book a trip with Linda

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Hiking – The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    6th Jul - 12th Jul 2024 Women only departure
    3 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,520Book Now
    Hiking & Island Hopping – Ireland’s West Coast
    17th Aug - 23rd Aug 2024 Women only departure
    2 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,390Book Now

    Make Trip Private

    Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

    We work together with our team of guides to decide which departures they lead each year. As part of that, guides provide available dates that they are free to be booked. This means that any of the dates you see in the first field of the form below, could be perfect for your private departure or customised tour.


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