Graham Horn

Graham Horn

Regional Qualification(s):

South / South East, South West

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

0118 9342231, 07827 715353

Email:

graham@tours2order.com

Introduction:

I am a Geographer by training, a Transport Planner by profession, and a discoverer by nature. In my role as a Blue Badge Guide it gives me great pleasure to help you to discover South West, South and South East England as well.

I am happy to interpret your requirements and help you plan personalised tours and trips, incorporating some unknown and off-the-beaten-track places as well as the famous and 'must do' locations.

I am based in Royal Berkshire, so can welcome you to the delights of the Thames and Chiltern area or organise trips from that area further afield. My specialisms are history and historic towns and places, geography, transport and the countryside.

I am a member of the Executive Committee of the British Guild of Tourist Guides, the Examinations Committee of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, and Tour Manager for Windsor Welcome Tourist Guides.

Personal Interests:

Midsomer Murders - Inspector Barnaby
Country walks and countryside interpretation
Historical sites
Industrial heritage
Thames Valley (Oxford, Henley, Windsor)
Chilterns and Cotswolds
Windsor Castle and Eton
Maritime heritage (Portsmouth, Bristol)
Canals and rivers

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle and Blenheim Palace are just two of the best of the many castles and palaces that this country can offer. Let me show you these and many other stately homes and houses.

Maritime Britain

From mercantile Bristol to naval Portsmouth, via England's network of canals and rivers. Let me show you some of the delights of this country's waterways.

Churches & Cathedrals

Visit some of England's finest cathedrals and abbeys with me; Exeter, Wells, Bath, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Salisbury, Winchester, and St. George's Chapel Windsor, to name just a few.

Conferences & Incentives

I have worked with groups of 2 and of 150, and everything in between. I am happy to discuss personalised and group tours and visits to coincide with your conference.

Geography & Geology

Let me use my training as a Geographer to show some of the finest landscapes that Britain has to offer. Here are just a few: South Downs chalk, North Downs greensand, Chilterns Hills beech woods, Cotswolds sheeplands, New Forest, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Dartmoor, Exmoor, coastal wrosion and deposition, marine and estuary environments. Phew!

Walking Tours

I am a qualified walk (hike) leader. I can organise specific urban and rural walking tours, of differing lengths, to match your desires and ability.

Industrial Heritage

South West, South and South East England have some of the finest industrial heritage; Portsmouth and Chatham dockyards, Bucklers Hard, the port of Bristol, Cornish mining World Heritage Site, and many rivers and canals. Let me interpret their history for you.

Regional Tours

From a central base I can work with you to plan and guide you on days out or a series of touring days throughout the South West, South and South East of England. That's a pretty big area. Come and explore off the beaten track with me.

Special Needs

I have worked with, and understand the needs of, wheelchair users, people with special needs and their carers, and would love to help you to make the most of your visit.

Transport

As a transport planner by profession, I have a wealth of knowledge on the infrastructure that moves and has moved Britain, be it the roads of the Romans, ancient drove routes, the 18th and 19th century canal system, the golden age of railways or today's intricate road network.

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

Midsomer Murders (Inspector Barnaby) is 100 episodes young. Come and see the area for yourself as I show you some of the towns and villages where filming has taken place.

Agriculture

Endorsements:

Windsor & Eton

Additional Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) CMILT MITG

Driver Guide:

No