It's your tour

My tours are mostly bespoke and are responsive to what you would like to do whilst here in Cumbria and the Lake District

If you only have 1 -2 hours or a full week, then let me show you the Real Cumbria and the Real Lake District

If you don't really know what you want to do in that spare morning, I can help with a guided tour.

Want to know more? Look below for some ideas and then fill out the contact form or email

Every Tour is Unique, but here are some ideas

Your interests may be specific, varied, or maybe you just want to get a feel for a place or have that special experience. Browse below for just a few ideas

Day and Half Day Tours around the Lake District and Cumbria

Make the most of your stay and enjoy a bespoke scenic tour, which might include a Chauffeur or other transport

Designed to fit your location and accommodate any theme or interest or just a general interest tour, I will bring the area alive for you get you to places that you might not normally visit.

As you travel around with me, I will be pointing out things of interest, be telling the stories behind the locations, cracking a few jokes and leaving you with a life long impression of your time here in Cumbria and the Lake District

Walking Tours of Cumbria's Fascinating Towns and Villages

A walking tour of a town or village helps to bring the place alive and enhance your stay or visit.

I can show you the hidden gems, explain the background and entertain you with stories and really bring the place alive

If you happen to be here during peak season and want to avoid the crowds, I also know the places to go where you can find that peaceful place

My previous tours have included Hawkshead, Grasmere, Keswick, Ambleside and outside the Lake District, Kendal, Cartmel, Barrow and Whitehaven

Museums, Attractions and Historic Places Tours

With a range of exceptional museums and attractions in Cumbria, let me give you the insights.

Roman remains, Hadrian's Wall

Lakeland, Life and Industrial History

Heritage Attractions

Restored Heritage Mills

Industrial sites, former and current

Lake Steamers

Historic Houses

English Heritage and National Trust properties as well as private grand houses



Places of Worship Tours

I have a deep insight into some special places of religious importance that are really interesting to all, whether you are religious or not.

From the historic ruins of Furness or Shap Abbey to the inspirational spaces of Cartmel Priory, Carlisle Cathedral or Holme Cultraml, right through to Cumbria's Buddhist temples.

We also have "1652 country" for those interested in the Society of Friends, or Quakers with numerous meeting houses and Methodism also has some important sites here in Cumbria.

Cumbria's speciality though are the fantastic parish churches and chapels many with history going back over 1000 years some "in the middle of nowhere." For those needing that contemplative space, these are very special.

Do I have a favourite church? The answer is "no." Every time I visit one of Cumbria's churches that becomes my favourite, until the next one

Food and Drink Tours

With 8 Michelin Starred restaurants including one 3 star Michelin restaurant in Cumbria as well as an incredible variety of inns and pubs, food and drink is high up my visitors agenda.

Cumbria also has some amazing innovative foodie developments from award winning bakeries, cheese makers, breweries, sausage makers, heritage meats, coffee roasters, tea merchants and innovative ice cream makers.

Why not enjoy a cream tea looking over a milking parlour? Enjoy some sheep cheese, even meet the sheep!

Cumbria really is an epicureans delight.

Let me share with you some of my favourite foodie passions.

What's my favourite beer, pub, bakery, place for a 'cuppa', piece of cake, would you like me to share them with you?


Guided Country Walking Tours

Having hiked extensively in the Lake District and completed all 214 Wainwright peaks, actually we call them Fells, let me take you to those secret places.

It doesn't have to be a full ascent of a high peak, there are some fantastic places to visit on a low level, valley or short walk.

Don't miss that amazing waterfall, or that place for a wild swim

Use my knowledge to get you to a place your wouldn't normally visit or to bring a sight to life.

What happened in the Langdale Pikes all those years ago. Why is the Old Man so scarred? What is a Wad mine?

I am also a member of the Wainwright Society so if you have an interest in "AW" I can show you some of the places that were important to him and his story

Famous People Tours

Cumbria has an amazing range of historical figures associated with the area. From the most famous such as children's author Beatrix Potter, Lakes Poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, Emperor Hadrian (him of the wall!), Founder of the American Navy John Paul Jones to the less well known but equally fascinating author Arthur Ransome, Polymath John Ruskin and Alfred Wainwright to mention just a few.

Whoever you are interested in learning more about or seeing their places brought to life, I can take you there and reveal the inside story. In addition many of the characters are interlinked in a Cumbrian web of influence. Let me reveal those links.

Who's my favourite Cumbrian? Her story literally makes me weep it is so endearing.

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