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Hugh Trevarthen

Regional Qualification(s):

South West



Phone Number(s):

01736-796389, 07885-955256, 01736-796389

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I am a Cornishman who served 30 years as a Police Officer in Cornwall. I became Cornwall's first registered Driver Guide which has given me the experience in arranging customised tours which show the beauty, heritage, folklore, customs of my homeland.

Personal Interests:

Arranging holiday itineraries
Male Voice Choirs
All things Cornish

Special Interests:

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

mainly art and artists in Cornwall - especially those in West Cornwall,e.g. Newlyn, Penzance, St Ives, St Just

Churches & Cathedrals

Tours of West Country cathedrals and churches, particularly those in Cornwall

Folklore & Traditions

Separate the facts from the myths and legends. Discover Cornish customs such as Flora Day, Obby Oss Day and Trevithick Day


The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and many others, some relatively unknown

History & Prehistory

Ancient stones, Neolithic tombs, Iron Age settlements, rebellions and uprisings specific to Cornwall

Industrial Heritage

Covering the main industries including mining, China clay, fishing and farming


Cornwall's museums are many and varied e.g. Maritime Museum, Truro Museum, Folk Museum and Mining Museums

Regional Tours

I cover all parts of Devon and Cornwall including Exmoor, Dartmoor, Plymouth and Exeter


Religion from the early saints to the Prayer Book Rebellion, Methodism and the influence of John & Charles Wesley

Walking Tours

Explore the coastal footpath, the Saints Way, St Michael's Way and town walks in Cornwall

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