Ken Bradshaw

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North East



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In October 1346, a famous battle , the battle of Neville’s Cross took place on the outskirts of Durham. I am guiding a two hour walk and will detail the reasons for the battle, what happened on the day and how it shaped the future. Come and join me. Cost is just a fiver on the day.

There are two time slots :

Monday 16th October, 1pm

Saturday 21st October, 1pm

Both start from the Kingslodge inn car park at 1pm

For more information, contact me by DM, text or email

Also, if you are a member of a group, I am available for bookings up to 20 people for guided walks of all the towns and cities in the North East or I can arrange a bespoke guided walk, run or bike ride. Please contact me if you have an idea and it would be my pleasure to guide you in this most wonderful region.

The North East of England is an incredible region full of amazing places, steeped in history stupendous buildings and above all, wonderful warm, friendly people. I am available to make your stay enjoyable, fun and informative and I look forward to show you this marvellous region.

In September 2021, I started working part time at the best building in the world: Durham Cathedral where I give guided tours.

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I have lived in Durham for 30 years with my partner and have two grown up daughters. In 2019 I begun training as a Blue Badge guide for the North East of England and in August 2021 became a member of this most distinguished club – the Institute of Tourist Guiding and the British Guild of Tourist Guides.

I am available to guide :
City and town walking tours (Durham, Newcastle, Seaham, Barnard Castle, Sunderland)
Cycling tours of Durham City and using the extensive former railway network
Durham Cathedral
Hancock Museum
Coach tours with commentary (Durham Dales, Newcastle, Teesside, Northumbria coast, Hadrian’s Wall)
Bespoke tours (gardens, landscape, history, eco-buildings, architecture, archaeology, heritage)

Personal Interests:

Landscapes and countryside
City walking tours
Gardens and public spaces
Walking and cycling

Special Interests:


Expert in the Durham Magnesian Limestone country with knowledge of the Wildlife sites of the North East


Eco-buildings of County Durham a speciality

Geography & Geology

Knowledgeable on the Limestone of East Durham and other areas of the North East


Former COmmunity Garden co-ordinator I understand and know about the gardens of the North East

Churches & Cathedrals

Particularly passion for Durham Cathedral, am currently a Visitor Experience Assistant there

Regional Tours

Experienced in delivering coach tours with commentary to the whole of the North East

Walking Tours

Can give guided tours in all of the major towns and cities of the North East as well as walking tours of the coast and countryside


Passion for transport and sustainable modes of transport using bicycle or coach

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