Tim Burford

With a big smile on his face and hiking poles in hand, Tim’s jovial persistence to explore the ends of the world, which led him to write hiking guidebooks for such destinations as Chile and Alaska, is only matched by his contagious passion to lead hiking adventures closer to his native England. “I love going to other parts of the world, but one can never really be bored in Europe, it’s just packed with beauty and variety.” Tim holds a master’s in French Literature from Oxford, lives in Cambridge, and is also the author of the authoritative Travel Guide to Georgia (the former Soviet Union). When not writing or leading our hiking adventures, he sometimes swaps the hiking poles for a beer, one of the fun aspects he enjoys sharing with Wilderness Travel guests in England, and also enjoys sailing and cycling.

Upcoming Trips:

Mountains and Legends of Romania, August 16-27, 2015
Hiking in Cornwall, September 7-16, 2015

Client Testimonials:


Tim was a true gentleman. I enjoyed listening to his stories of hiking all over Europe and South America. I had no doubt that I was safe and secure, even in rough terrain. Jennifer K., Glenview IL Tim Burford is a well traveled and knowledgeable leader and an asset to WT. We’d love to travel with him again. Julie R., Bainbridge Island WA Tim was an excellent leader. He was very attentive to those of us who were slower than the rest of the group. Carole M., Santa Cruz, CA
Villages and Monasteries of Bulgaria
Tim was a model of knowledge, responsiveness, and good organization. We'd be very happy to travel with him again. Wendy Y., Pebble Beach, CA
Normandy and Brittany
Tim's huge store of knowledge contributed to our trip in a big way. He was able to give us history and other information. Aviva K., Los Angeles, CA
Normandy and Brittany
Tim is very professional , pleasant, and friendly, and smoothly handled all aspects of the trip. Estee L., Los Angeles, CA
Normandy and Brittany
Tim was wonderful. His knowledge of history and architecture were quite impressive and greatly added to the whole experience of the trip. A great guy! Richard P., Washington, DC
England Coast to Coast
Tim was terrific, so educated about English history—and everything else for that matter! Peggy K., San Francisco, CA
England Coast to Coast