Donna Goodman

Donna Goodman was raised on the isle of Anglesey off the rugged northwest coast of Wales. With a degree in Environmental Science and a working background in countryside management (which covers everything from land conservation and soil sciences to sheep herding and fence-building!) Donna is a passionate and skilled botanist, and worked in Yorkshire for over ten years as a countryside ranger before returning to her beloved Wales. Donna earned Wales’ prestigious Blue Badge Guide certification in 2000, and expertly weaves her homeland’s fascinating history, Bardic traditions, and ancient Celtic language into each journey she leads. Hwyl, roughly translated from Welsh as “fun,” is also at the top of her checklist for every adventure. The Welsh are known to possess deep passion and a profound sense of belonging to their land, and Donna shares these generously as well. As Donna puts it, “Being knowledgeable doesn’t mean you have to be dull. I want my trips to get under the skin of a place, I want interaction with locals, I want to reveal how the landscape has shaped us and how we have shaped it.” She has traveled extensively around the world from Antartica to Tibet, but is firmly and happily rooted in Wales.  When she’s not adventuring, you’ll find Donna at her home in the historic royal town of Caernarfon, hands deep in her vegetable garden.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips:

Adventures in Wales, August 24-September 4, 2015
Adventures in Wales, June 1-12, 2015

Client Testimonials:

Donna is a wealth of information and imparts it with enthusiasm and grace. She has boundless energy and looks after her charges with kindness and much consideration. She is cheerful and fun and made every day a joyful experience. Mary B., Miami, FL
Adventures in Wales
Donna's knowledge of all things Welsh was beyond excellent and imparted to us with an enthusiasm that was was both fun and interesting. Ned B., Miami, FL
Adventures in Wales
I have done several hiking trips with WT, and I must say that Donna stands out as one of the most knowledgeable and most enthusiastic to share her passion for Wales. She brought every day alive—whether it was about history, the Welsh language, foods, flora, weather, etc. Martha B., Tucson, AZ
Adventures in Wales