Matt Graham

Regional Qualification(s):

Heart of England





Although I was born in Lancashire and grew up in Yorkshire, I have lived, studied and worked in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire for over 50 years.

For over 20 years I worked as a teacher in a large comprehensive school on the outskirts of Nottingham, teaching Geography, and Outdoor Pursuits to 11 to 18 year olds.

Through my work as a teacher I have developed a deep and extensive knowledge of the Geography and History of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire which I have been able to pass on to visitors and residents alike as a Blue Badge Guide over the past 25 years.

Now retired I am ready to share my love of the countryside in the Peak District and Sherwood Forest, through coach tours, walks and visits to historic towns and cities like Buxton, Newark and Nottingham.

For over thirty years I have lived in the heart of Sherwood Forest and count on Robin Hood and his Merry Band as friends and neighbours.

For visiting coach groups I offer a panoramic tour of the city of Nottingham, a tour through the Secrets of Sherwood Forest, a tour through the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, a tour through the Peak District National Park, and much, much more.

Personal Interests:

Sherwood Forest
Robin Hood
Industrial Archaeology
Country Walking
Peak District National Park
City of Nottingham

Special Interests:

Folklore & Traditions

Robin Hood and the Secrets of Sherwood Forest, Derbyshire Well Dressings

Industrial Heritage

Textiles and Mining Industries in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, Nottingham Lace

Regional Tours

Peak District National Park, Sherwood Forest

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Newstead Abbey and Lord Byron, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham Castle

Walking Tours

Experienced group leader for country and mountain walking, mountain leadership certificate

Geography & Geology


York Minster

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