Yorkshire, Cumbria, London, North East
As an experienced Yorkshire Blue Badge Guide, I have conducted walking tours, coach tours, drawn up bespoke itineraries for visitors and assisted with the organisation of large scale group events such as conferences, charter trains and cruise ships.
Travellers to Yorkshire have the opportunity to experience a diverse range of activities. My special interests centre around walking tours and coach tours of specific areas of the county with an emphasis on the Yorkshire Coast, Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. As well as general tours of the beautiful countryside, my itineraries can be based around many different themes such as television series, films, literature, the arts, industrial heritage, castles, stately homes, abbeys and churches. Some of my favourite places and themes include York, Harrogate, Whitby, Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey, Howarth, Herriot and Heartbeat tours.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking, visiting the theatre and cinema and attending concerts. I sing in a local choir and love many different aspects of music from classical to 1960s pop. As a long standing member of the National Trust, I help fund raise and organise trips on behalf of our local support group. When time allows, I enjoy following up my interest in history with trips both abroad and at home.
Combining all my knowledge, interests and love of Yorkshire, I hope to enhance the visitor experience to God's own county.
|York and Minster|
|Dales & Moors|
|Whitby and Yorkshire Coast|
|Cathedrals and Abbeys|
|Lake District National Park|
|Coast and Castles|
|Churches & Cathedrals|
Accredited guide for York Minster, Lincoln Cathedral and Wells Cathedral. Knowledge of many town and country parish churches in Yorkshire
Yorkshire Heritage Coastline, national parks, Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, National Trust properties.
|Folklore & Traditions|
All aspects of traditional ceremonies in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumbria
|History & Prehistory|
History was my favourite school subject and still is one of my major interests. Particular interest in the Romans, Vikings and medieval history.
The dark satanic mills of West Yorkshire, reminders of the textile industry, wool barons, clog factories, canal transport, coal mining.
In the footsteps of the Bronte sisters. Herriot tours of the Yorkshire Dales
York and York Minster. History, landscape, literature and industry of Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumbria.
In the footsteps of St Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede. York Minster, parish churches and tours of Yorkshire abbeys.
|Stately Homes & Country Houses|
Particular interest in Castle Howard, Harewood House and National Trust houses, both large and small
York, Leeds, Harrogate, Hull and Whitby.
York Minster, Lincoln Cathedral, Wells Cathedral