Cumbria Blue Badge Guides
Our tours can include a Blue Badge Tour Guide by prior arrangement allowing passengers to enjoy a well-researched in-depth commentary during the tour. We have a number of guides available who are each specialist in their chosen field.
Our ‘resident’ Blue Badge Guide is Valerie Abraham who has extensive guiding experience in Cumbria and the Lake District.
Our guiding service offers a professional and friendly service for general and special interest groups. We can also provide personalized planned itineraries to suit an individual or a couple or a larger touring group.
Indulge in a stimulating, customized Guided Tour!
With a Blue Badge Guide you will take the most picturesque routes, see stunning panoramas and enjoy informed commentaries on leisurely journeys of discovery.
Our expertise includes:
Valerie Abraham’s Specialist Subjects:
Lakeland Literature – Since 1724, when Daniel Defoe described the county of Cumbria as “barren and frightful", via William Wordsworth, the Romantic Poets, John Ruskin, Beatrix Potter, W. H. Auden and Melvyn Bragg - the Mountains of the area have inspired authors and poets to write more than 40,000 books. Share their fascinating tales, exciting locations and readings from their literary works.
Gardens and Gardening – studies in horticulture achieving RHS and RSA examinations, member of the RHS, the Lakeland Horticultural Society and The Cottage Garden Society.
Landscapes take on a new definition in dramatic scenery.You will be introduced to lovely private gardens and the unusual aspects of gardens open to the public.
Valerie Abraham is a Member of Cumbria Tourist Guides, The Guild of Registered Tourist Guides and The Institute of Tourist Guiding.
Five World Heritage Sites are within two hours of Cumbria and the Lake District National Park:
Follow Hadrian’s Wall from Bowness on Solway in Cumbria to Wallsend in Northumbria; explore the industrial heritage of New Lanark just south of Glasgow in Scotland, and Saltaire in Yorkshire; or learn the fascinating history of the early Christians by visiting Lindisfarne (Holy Island), Durham Cathedral and Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire. Routes and guided tours are available in Cumbria, England’s North Country and Scotland.