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Amanda Whitehead

Regional Qualification(s):

Wales, South West

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07876241160

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Introduction:

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Bore Da/’ Mornin’ or Pnawn Da/afternoon! Originally from the West Country, I moved to Wales over 30 years ago and never looked back. I love my adopted country and have raised two Welsh-speaking kids here.

During Covid 19 I AM RUNNING A VARIETY OF CONWY TOWN TOURS Please http://seewww.conwytours.net In particular I am guiding a town tour dressed in an historically accurate Welsh Lady costume.

I have been working as a guide and tour manager for 20 years, looking after all sorts of individuals and groups. I love showing off Wales and the West Country to all types of visitors - from academics to hikers. I come from a rural background and have spent 25 years working as a qualified mountain leader so I love doing tours of the countryside whether in a coach or on foot. But I also have a history degree and have worked for Cadw, Visit Wales and local councils interpreting local historical sites and planning itineraries so that they are accurate but fun!

Being self-employed for many years, I have worked on many events and projects so with me you get the mixture of a lot of experience but flexibility and the belief that the clients’ brief counts! I project-managed the official opening of the Wales Coast Path, written copy for websites and printed literature on heritage sites and have planned and led many press trips and tour operator visits but my first love is tour managing groups both for a few hours or for over a week. Book me and your group will go away knowing more about Wales and the South West of England than when they arrived but also feeling cohesive, happy and entertained with good memories of your company.

When lockdown happene and my international clients ceased, I spent the time researching and sewing an authentic Welsh lady costume and researching a story town tour "A Trail with Tales from a lady of Wales" of my home town, I also developed a food tour or this gourmet-lovers town and of course tours of the World Heritage Conwy Castle and town walks. I also have been running hikes to local prehistory sites.

There’s a posh Welsh word for fareyouwell but round about here we just say ta ta – see you soon!

Personal Interests:

Hiking Tours
Castles from World Heritage to grassy bumps
Snowdonia, Anglesey
Gardens & Farm Visits
Prehistory
Myths and Legends
Coast and Countryside Walking
Town & village tours

Special Interests:

Agriculture

I can arrange farm visits and sheepdog demonstrations

Churches & Cathedrals

From smallest rural chapels to our great cathedrals

Countryside

Interpretation from a coach or on a rural walk

Geography & Geology
History & Prehistory

Driver Guide:

No