Valerie Abraham

Profile updated 9/10/18

Regional Qualification(s):

Cumbria

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01768-483624, 07833-595319

Contact guide

Introduction:

My aim is to take guests on magical experiences they will never forgot. My specialism is tailor made, quality tours across the diverse, beautiful region of Cumbria and the English Lake District National Park that has been my home for the past 25 years. Bespoke holiday tours for individuals and groups are designed to pass on my passion for the North of England and give visitors an insight into the area's hidden gems.

I qualified as a Blue Badge Guide in 2000 and have since guided visitors from all corners of the world. My tours have been with just one or two people, study tours with groups of 10 to 24, and larger groups of 40 to 50 people. Tours can be foot, by public transport, in cars, coaches or in large buses.

I plan the routes and itineraries to suit the client.

Personal Interests:

Walking
Art and Architecture
Literature
Gardens
Study Tours
Arts and Crafts Movement

Special Interests:

Gardens

Studied horticulture: achieved RHS and RSA examiniations; member of RHS and Lake District Horticultural Society; introductions to private gardens and unusual aspects of public gardens.

Literature

From Daniel Defoe, who described the Lake District as "barren & frightful", via Wordsworth, the Lake Poets to Norman Nicholson & Melvyn Bragg. Talks, walks, guided tours.

Countryside

Gentle walks and invigorating hikes in the English Lake District National Park

Walking Tours

Cumbria offers miles of excellent footpaths, stunning scenery an interesting history & heritage.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

The 19th Century Arts & Craft movement, Pre-Raphaelites & JMW Turner in the North

Archaeology

The Romans in the North & Hadrian's Wall, Castles and Historic Houses

Regional Tours

Experienced tour director working for a variety of tour operators throughout the UK

Additional Qualifications:

Registered Blue Badge Guide, GNVQIII-Tourism, MITG

Driver Guide:

No