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.
Tim is very knowledgeable about history, the setting, flora and fauna, and could answer any question we had. He also chose excellent wines for our dinners!
Tim was a wonderful leader! His calm demeanor and lovely dry British wit—plus his extensive knowledge of the area—were perfect additions.
Tim was fun to travel with and was genuinely concerned that all participants had a good time.
Tim was terrific, so educated about English history—and everything else for that matter!
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!
Tim is very professional , pleasant, and friendly, and smoothly handled all aspects of the trip.
Tim's huge store of knowledge contributed to our trip in a big way. He was able to give us history and other information.
Tim was a model of knowledge, responsiveness, and good organization. We'd be very happy to travel with him again.
Tim was an excellent leader. He was very attentive to those of us who were slower than the rest of the group.
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.
Tim Burford is a well traveled and knowledgeable leader and an asset to WT. We’d love to travel with him again.