Profile updated 18/08/18
Heart of England
07425 179053, 024 7646 8205
Let me share the History, Wildlife People and Culture of the Heart of England with you. Based in Coventry 20121 City of Culture, not only would I love to share the history and culture of this great city with you, but I can easily travel to all other parts of the region. (Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire & Oxfordshire)
As well as town and city trails I am an experienced countryside walks leader and have completed the nationally recognised Lowland Walks Leader Qualification and have a Silver Award through the National Navigation scheme. I offer pre-booked guided walking tours, both town & country as well as coach commentaries throughout the Heart of England. These can be general tours or tours with a theme.
My particular interests are countryside and conservation, industrial and social history and music and culture.
|Countryside and Man's Impact on it|
|Churches, stained glass and religious monuments.|
|Gardens and Historic Buildings|
|Music and Creative arts|
|Castles and Stately Homes|
|Literary figures: Shakespeare, George Elliot, Byron and others|
School parties with tours linked to the National Curriculaum and exchange students welcomed.
Explore the Cotswolds and see how changing society and human habitation has shaped our landscape.
Particularly the History of English Gardens
Explore our wonderful churches and the impact that changes in religion have had on our society and landscape.
Learn about the lives of men and women of science. Abraham Darby in Ironbridge, the Lunar Society in Birmingham and Dorothy Hodgkin in Ilmington to name but a few
Look at man's impact on the landscape and consider changes in agricultural practice.
|Stately Homes & Country Houses||
Explore the many treasures found within these homes.
City, town and countryside.
Our region has a rich industrial heritage. Ironbridge the cradle of the industrial revolution; the Forest of Dean with it's heritage of iron and charcoal production and Birmingham City of a Thousand Trades