Nigel Armitage-Smith

Nigel Armitage-Smith

Regional Qualification(s):

South East England

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01785-256187, 07770-300142, 01785-256187

Email:

nigel.armitagesmith@btinternet.com

Introduction:

Hill walker, sportsman, mountaineer, expedition member/leader. Will accompany individuals/groups or plan itineraries nationwide. Previous experience as tour manager for small student and executive groups in mini coaches.

Personal Interests:

Themed Tours/WW2 Kent
Stately Homes/Gardens
Cruiseship Transfers/Tours
Canterbury

Special Interests:

Environment

Company and community re-cycling co-ordinator, ex-member Shepway Environmental Forum, supporter of green sustainable tourism and LA21 activities. Campaigner for improvements to Town Centres (access, parking, interpretation)

Geography & Geology

Lectures/walks: The fabric and materials of Canterbury; the North and South Downs; Maps, models, landscape - underground exploration; Natural History musuems

Maritime Britain

Coastline walks, maritime museums, dock visits. Lectures/tours: Cinque ports, smugglers, Martello Towers,Re-enactments, castles, ships from bronze age to WW2, Royal Navy and Russian submarines.

Military

Henry VIII castles, Napoleonic defences; Victorian forts; World War II and Battle of Britain sites, Regimental museums, monuments and militaria. Tattoos, parades, ceremonies

Regional Tours

South East England: Local government; development of roads, railways; natural disasters; emergence, expansion and decline of industries. The European dimension and post-war development in the South East. Tour Management experience throughout Britain

Special Needs

Experienced with elderly, hard of hearing and physically handicapped; own minibus with low-entry steps plus wheelchair access

Sports & Pastimes

Sporting venues (matches and museums); entertainment, morris dancing, festivals and cultural events. Introduction to and explanation of cricket; card and board games, chess and bridge

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Organiser of special events including picnics, banquets, musical and dramatic playlets, re-enactments, historical displays. Accommodation at privately-owned manor houses and country residences.

Transport

Sightseeing tours: land, sea and air; cross channel travel; ferry/toll/bridge/tunnel utilisation. Access to steam trains, trams, classic and vingtage cars, open top buses.

Walking Tours

Long or short, steep or flat, town and country walks anywhere. Guided walks in Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone, Hythe and Wealden villages. Accompanied walks: National parks

Endorsements:

Canterbury Cathedral

Additional Qualifications:

MITG, IAM

Driver Guide:

No