Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

Tess Pike

Regional Qualification(s):

Cumbria, Yorkshire, Liverpool City Region / Merseyside

Language(s):

English, German

Phone Number(s):

015242-72530, 07778-145156

Read more about me:

Contact guide

Introduction:

Welcome to my web page. Herzlich willkommen auf meiner Webseite.

In 2020 I celebrated 25 years of working as a Blue Badge Guide, and I enjoy guiding visitors around the North of England just as much today as I did all those years ago. My first job included a visit to a traditional Lakeland farm and driving an old Land Rover along a bumpy track. Since then I've guided Swiss farmers around the Yorkshire Dales, Scandinavian roofers through the Lake District, 9-year old school children on themed walks around my local town, film crews around Liverpool, families arriving in the Lake District by private 'plane, train and superyacht, and many other visitors on sightseeing tours around Cumbria, Liverpool and Yorkshire.

I love guiding groups large and small, and enjoy working with families with children of all ages.

The view from my window is out to the Yorkshire Dales, but I live just 30 minutes from Windermere, and a short train journey to Liverpool and York.

2020 has been a strange year for all of us, and I can't wait to welcome visitors back to Northern England again. In the meanwhile, I am also offering virtual tours on the Zoom platform. If you would like to discuss a bespoke tour for an organised group (real or virtual), please do get in touch.

For more information about my virtual tours, please visit https:// http://www.trybooking.com/uk/eventlist/tesspikebluebadgetouristguide

Personal Interests:

Translator/Interpreter
Western Dales
Literary Lakeland
Lake District
Tours of the city of Liverpool
Port Sunlight and Lady Lever Art Gallery
City of York
Yorkshire Dales

Special Interests:

Churches & Cathedrals

An appreciation of the atmosphere and architecture which characterise these special buildings, be they "humble chapel" or "spiry temple".

Conferences & Incentives

Several years' experience in an international business environment.

Countryside

A love of our countryside, which I am always keen to share. Living in an agricultural area, I take a great interest in hill-farming.

Folklore & Traditions

Legends and tales which fire the imagination, combined with a good knowledge of local traditions and crafts.

International Links

Study tours; school exhanges; town twinning and partnerships; international conferences.

Interpreting & Translating

Professional translator; ad hoc and business interpreting. Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation. Fluent German. Working knowledge of French, Italian and Spanish.

Literature

I enjoy sharing my love of literature and using poetry and prose to complement our rich and varied landscape.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

A look around the homes of some of the people who shaped this country and its history.

Walking Tours

Low level country walks suitable for all ages. Anecdotal town trails.

Shopping

Let me introduce you to some of the charming, independent shops we are so lucky to have in this area, many of them offering locally made products.

Endorsements:

York Minster, Virtual Tours

Additional Qualifications:

MA Hons (German) Dip Trans IOL

Driver Guide:

No