Jeff Appleyard

Profile updated 4/12/23

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I first fell in love with the Lake District when I came as a young boy to be amazed by its views, lakes, fells, history and people. I was able to realise my dream of living and working in Cumbria and the Lake District. It is an endlessly fascinating place. Wherever you are based whilst visiting this area, I can find something to entertain you and add to the enjoyment of your visit.

See stunning natural beauty, dramatic scenery, iconic views and scenic lakes.
Encounter our amazing Literary Heritage, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, to name just a few.
Step back in time with ancient pre-historic sites
Be enlightened with ruined Abbeys and preserved Priories
Hear and see about our turbulent history, with our many castles defensive towers as well as UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall
Uncover charming villages and towns
Visit traditional Hill Farms and meet the farmers
Enjoy our unique Food and Drink, so much to enjoy
Dig into Cumbria's pioneering place in Industrial History

These are just a few of the many reasons to have me as your guide when you visit Cumbria and the Lake District.

I can offer walking tours in town, village or countryside.
If you are a coach party or large family group, I can guide you from a minibus or coach
If you want to see the places by private car, I can do that, either self-drive or by limousine.

Personal Interests:

Beatrix Potter
William Wordsworth
Arthur Ransome
John Ruskin
WG Collingwood
Alfred Wainwright
Cartmel Priory
Furness Abbey
Lakes and Mountains
Morecambe Bay
Celtic Saints
Hadrian's Wall

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Churches & Cathedrals

Cartmel Priory, Furness Abbey and many of the fascinating churches and chapels across the county

Food & Drink

Cumbria's food and drink specialities and great places to eat and drink. Cumbria has eight Michelin Star restaurants, including one 3-Star!


Amazing countryside, dales, valleys and lakeside walks. I have been to the top of all Wainwrights 214 "Fells" so know the landscape very well

Industrial Heritage

With a rich industrial heritage, Cumbria has a lot to offer including the Levens Valley industrial heritage

Walking Tours

Towns and Villages as well as country walks, Cartmel, Hawkshead, Grasmere, Keswick


Wordsworth Grasmere (Dove Cottage) home of the Lakes Poet William Wordsworth, Tullie House Carlisle as well as many other sites across the county


The Lake District is defined by its hill farms. Tours can encompass visits to some of them and get you in behind the scenes.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Some amazing history at our most iconic Country Houses such as Holker Hall, Levens Hall, Sizergh Castle and many others besides


If you want to photograph some great views in the Lake District, then let me share some of them with you. Many most tourists won't get to find

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