Lucy O’Donnell

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I am a qualified Blue Budge Guide working across the whole of Wales. I am based in Cardiff. I take great care and pleasure preparing and leading trips that blend exploration with a local authentic welsh character. Travel with me to discover the landscapes, history and stories of Wales; the flavour of local culture, art and food.

I can offer tours that extend across Wales or that concentrate on a particular town, city, county or theme. Guests can choose to travel by coach, car or train or enjoy a walking tour.

I was born and have mostly always lived in South Wales. I am lucky enough to have travelled the world but have always failed on my travels to to find a place with the landscape, history and culture of Wales, not to mention the humour and personality of the people.

My qualification as a Blue Badge Tourist guide complements a long career in tourism and heritage promotion. I am inspired by telling stories and bringing history to life, but also look to current happenings and the future and hope to change a day out from the ordinary to the inspirational. I work with a network of other Blue and Green Badge Guides to lead tours for large groups or on occasions when I am not available. This gives access to a wide range of expertise and local knowledge across the region.
I am a professional guide and a member of the Wales Official Tourist Guides Association.

In recent years, I have walked the full 870 miles of the Wales Coast Path, which does make me a bit of an expert on the subject. I am a ‘slow walker’ meaning, I take time to enjoy the sights, restaurants and personality of an area whilst always enjoying the view. I have co-authored a book ‘Slow Walking the Wales Coast Path ‘

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