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Helen Marsden

Helen Marsden

Me in 3 – driven | inquisitive | Yorkshire tea drinker!

Place to Play – Shetland and the Outer Hebrides. They are great places to explore by kayak, bike and on foot.

Not a lot of people know this – I have been fortunate to have been to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands twice……and I’d love to go back a third time!

Mini Bio – I was brought up in Yorkshire, and thanks to outdoorsy parents enjoyed having adventures on foot, by kayak and under sail all around the British Isles.

Like many guides, I turned to the outdoors after a first career elsewhere. I did a graduate study in the USA and returned to the UK to follow a career in the chemical industry. To keep my sanity(!), I spent all my spare time mountaineering, kayaking and sailing, plus lots of travelling. For the last 6 years I have enjoyed meeting new people of all ages and sharing my outdoor passions and knowledge with them.


Adventurer's Stories about Helen

Helen Marsden is an exceptional guide. Her knowledge of the area and walk was outstanding. She was keenly aware, observant of and attentive to all members of the walking party which made for an individualized experience. She enjoys guiding and that transferred over to the group. She is quirky in the best way and she helped me to more efficiently use my poles. Two thumbs UP for Helen!
Patrice Boucaud
Helen Marsden was the perfect guide. She was informative, organized, efficient, and kept everyone on pace so that the group could stay together. She handled some delicate situations very professionally when we had 3 people that needed to pull-out of the walk for physical reasons. I thoroughly enjoyed my conversations with Helen, who taught me so much about the history, the culture, the fauna and flora of Scotland. She also shared her personal stories about her life and professions. So it was very pleasant to get to know our guide on a personal level as well.
Thomas Leander
Helen Marsden terrific. Knowledgeable. Supportive.
Debra Jones
Helen Marsden was a central part of the great safety we felt and the overall experience and fun we had. Thank you. Cathy.
Cathy Buffini
Very good, well organised, well informed. Made the group work well together.
Tim Primmer
Helen did a great job considering the overall situation. She worked with us to make the best of our abilities.
Duane McCloud
Helen was excellent, she added so much to our daily activities and also gave us a great sense of the history in GB
Angelica Clark