Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

Richard Hyde

Regional Qualification(s):

Cumbria, North East



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Co-director of a guiding and tour operating company, Cumbrian Discoveries, many years experience of leading study tours for museum and alumni associations. Driver guided tours Cumbria, Northumberland, Cotswolds and Cornwall.

Personal Interests:

Monastic History
Romantic Literature
Vernacular Architecture
Monastic History
Romantic Literature
Vernacular Architecture

Special Interests:


CTB, NTB 017683-62200. General farming practices and the farmed landscape in Cumbria and Northumbria.


CTB, NTB 017683-62200. Vernacular architecture of Cumbria and Northumbria.

Castles & Palaces

CTB, NTB 017683-62200. The history and development of castles in Cumbria and northumbria.

Churches & Cathedrals

CTB, NTB 017683-62200. The history and architecture of churches and cathedrals in Cumbria, Northumbria and York Minster.

Geography & Geology

CTB, NTB 017683-62200. Human settlement pattrens, the general topography and underlying geology of Cumbria and Northumbria.

History & Prehistory

CTB, NTB 017683-62200. Historical development of Cumbria, the Lake District and Northumbria with special reference to the Roman period including Hadrian's Wall and the medieval monastic period.

Lecture Subjects

CTB 017683-62200. Illustrated lectures on the history, literature, monasticism, natural history and landscape of Cumbria. Material taken from personal library of over 2000 slides.


CTB 017683-62200. Literary associations of the Lake District, including William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Ruskin and Arthur Ransome.


CTB, NTB 017683-62200. Personalised photographic tours of the Lake District, Cumbria and Northumbria.

Walking Tours

CTB, NTB 01683-62200. Countryside walking tours of the Lake District, Cumbria and Northumbria - hightlighting the history, literature, architecture, farming, natural history, culture/traditions and anecdotes.


York Minster

Driver Guide:



Type Make / Model Passengers Air Conditioning Disabled Access
Car Volkswagen Caravelle 6 Yes No