Gordon Lightburn

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07470 936 583

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Thank You for visiting and a very warm Welcome to my profile page.

A native of Cumbria, I was born and brought up by the shores of Lake Ullswater, - I bring a natural love, knowledge and enthusiasm of this land, to enrich your Cumbrian experience.

Knowledgeable, engaging, mixing 'yes we can' with 'joie de vivre'! Find out more on my website.....

A little of what I do....

Landscape, literature and nature tours.

Coaches of all sizes guided.

Cycle tours arranged and guided.

Photography and location tours a specialty.

Walking tours - up hill, down dale, around town – or any combination of the three….

Your Guide to ‘Wordsworth-shire’, ‘Beatrix Potter’ and ‘Rebanks’ country.

Wheelchair friendly and physically fit - explore miles without stiles….

Wildlife and conservation discovered.

.... and much else besides....

Special Interests:

Walking Tours

Cumbria enjoys the very best scenic walks in the country. Be it a gentle lakeshore ramble, an iconic Lakeland village stroll, or something a little - or a lot - more adventurous amongst the hills.
With 16 lakes, extensive ancient woodland and over 200 fells to choose from, there are walks to suit all ages, abilities and interests.


As an accomplished photographer myself, I understand that a truly wonderful image is achieved with that perfect combination of light, composition and perspective – by being in the right place at the right time! In the Lake District this means knowing precise locations where those fleeting fusions of season, time and weather, creates amazing images of our awe inspiring landscape.

Churches & Cathedrals

Cumbria is heaven blessed with a richness of beautiful country churches and chapels - some dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. And the jewel in this charismatic congregation....? ~ one of the very few churches designed by a woman...


From the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Roman Wall, to Norman Castles, Civil War, Rebellions, Raiders and Reivers - into the industrial era of World and Cold war stories and museums - discover two millennia of military and industrial-military heritage.

History & Prehistory

The turbulent history of the Cumbrian Borderlands is as dramatic as the scenery in which it was made. There is an abundance of ancient stone circles, Roman forts, Viking remnants, border castles and historic houses, just waiting to be explored.


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