Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

Christopher Belsten

Regional Qualification(s):

South West



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I have over 20 years experience leading and guiding groups around the world on educational, cultural and historical tours across Europe and worldwide but my first love is the the South West of England.

Born and bred in Dorset, for many years have explored it’s rural charm on foot and by bike – I am a keen cyclist and walker - so have a great passion in showing visitors the outstanding landscapes including the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast with its famous fossils & geology, breathtaking views and gentle walks through quaint villages, charming thatched-roofed pubs and hidden coves where smugglers used bring in their contraband.

It is with the greatest pleasure that I invite you to take a tour of this very special region of England and especially my home county of Dorset – the land and it’s people, steeped in a rich and ancient history immortalised by the great writer Thomas Hardy.

Bespoke and tailor-made tours: Dorset and the South West has a great deal to offer – if you would like your own tour we can arrange to suit your needs and preferences.

I am also an accredited guide for Windsor Castle and Eton.

Personal Interests:

Thomas Hardy
Lawrence of Arabia
Iron Age Hill forts and Roman History
Jurassic coast
Walking Tours
Cycle Tours

Special Interests:


Thomas Hardy Tours
William Barnes
Lawrence of Arabia


Dorset Iron Age Hill Forts

Churches & Cathedrals

Salisbury, Wells, Sherborne and unique parish churches


The south west especially in Dorset is blessed with some of the most lovely gardens in the country

Geography & Geology

Walks along the magnificent UNESCO Jurassic Coast

History & Prehistory

Wessex Iron Age Hill Forts, Stonehenge and Avebury


Windsor & Eton

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