Tours around Lakeland

Experience Lakeland and Life with a unique local authentic experience to truly get a sense of the place and to make the most of your time in the area.

These are just a few of the tours I offer but I can create a bespoke tour for your group, singles, couples and families and present it in such a way that the tour will be informative and fun.

Each tour is researched separately as there are no two tour requests which have the same requirements. I will need your interests, requirements, time available and pace of tour to adjust to your needs and to build up a rapport with yourself to produce an itinerary and guided experience which is tailor made for you in mind. This way I can guarantee a memorable tour and you will go home with positive memories of your experience and the Lake District.

Other tours may be less expensive, but they will not have had the time allocated to them to produce a one-off tour tailor made to your special requirements and to optimise your time in the Lake District and afar.

Being a local and a Tour Manager I can also help you in your needs for accommodation, experiences and transport both in the Lake District and farther afield.

A Cumbrian born and bred I studied Agriculture at Leeds University before travelling the world and returning to Cumbria to raise my family.  I then completed my MA in Travel and Tourism at Lancaster University before becoming a fully qualified Blue Badge Guide and Westminster City Guide. I am registered with the Institute of Tourist Guiding and a member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides and Cumbria Tourist Guides and volunteer with Fantastic Kendal our local Tourist Information Centre.

Beatrix Potter and her farms- When she died she lefts 14 farms and 4000 acres of land along with her flocks of Herdwick Sheep to the National Trust.

Join me, a fellow Cumbrian farmer to see and feel the real Beatrix Potter who was more at home in her farming community being the first female President of Herdwick Society.

Lakeland Tour Highlights-The Lake District has inspired many to write and paint

It is famous for its lakes and fells and its associations with the Romantic Lake Poets including John Ruskin, Beatrix Potter and Turner. I will plan a bespoke itinerary to suite your interests/needs to show you hidden gems of Lakeland.

Wordsworth 250th Birthday- Alongside the reimagining Wordsworth Project

Again I will work together with Dove Cottage, Rydal Mount, Allan Bank and Wordsworth House to show you Wordsworth hidden Cumbria gems and tailor make the tour to suit you requirements/needs

National Trust in Lake District – Hidden gems and go beyond the guide book to discover more

Where better to celebrate 125 years of the National Trust, who own almost a quarter of the Lake District, protecting it from development for future generations to enjoy. Join me on a tour to discover the Hidden Delights and the best of the National Trust in Lakeland

Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn – Contemporary Art  

Merz Barn is the unfinished work of artist Kurt Schwitters, who fled Nazi Germany after his work was deemed degenerate and made his home in The Lake District. The landscape of the Lake District has been inspiring artists and writers for centuries and now it has been recognised by UNESCO and awarded World Heritage status. Let me take you on a tour to discover these places and then view the result in a local Art Gallery.

Windermere’s Lost boys –Welcome to the Lake District Holocaust Project.

The tour will tell the story of how three hundred child Holocaust Survivors stayed on the ‘lost’ wartime village of Calgarth Estate in 1945, an estate that was located at Troutbeck Bridge near Windermere.

Steam, Rail and Nostalgia in Transport –

Can include Lakeland Motor Museum, Ride on Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Windermere cruise to Windermere Jetty and anything else.

Film Locations Brief Encounter, Laurel and Hardy and a wonderful train journey across Morecambe Bay.

Stand beneath the clock on the film Brief Encounter before getting the ride across the sands on a train. View the magnificent Lake District and Morecambe Bay before visiting the Laurel and Hardy Trail in Ulverston