North East, Cumbria
Blue Badge tourist guide offering tours and guided walks around all of North East England. Ruth grew up in North East England, leaving to go to university, returning after working in London and New York.
She has extensive knowledge of the region, and all it has to offer. Itineraries and guided walks include Durham Cathedral, City and County, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding National Beauty, Holy Island and the Northumberland Coast, the Durham Heritage Coast, and the region’s urban centres such as Newcastle, Sunderland and Teesside.
Speciality tours include arts, heritage and history, including guided walks on the Northern Saints Trails. Bespoke itineraries to suit organised groups, travel trade and the independent traveller, including conference trips, inward investment fam visits and media visits.
Tours and walks can be tailored to complement and fit in with regional festivals and events such as Hadrian's Wall 1900 - the 1900th anniversary of the building of Hadrian's Wall which was started in 122AD taking place in 2022 and the visit of the world renowned Anglo-Saxon Lindisfarne Gospels to the North East in 2022, to be on display at the Laing Art Gallery, Tyne and Wear Museums.
Ruth created two self guided downloadable literary audio walks for Durham Book Festival 2021 and gave in person literary themed walks as part of the festival. https://durhambookfestival.com/commissions/2021-commissions/