Ron Smith

Ron Smith

Regional Qualification(s):

Cumbria, Yorkshire

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

+44(0)7817901832, +44(0)1768351811

Introduction:

A retired Cumbrian police officer I live in Appleby close to the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines AONB. With these beautiful and interesting places on my doorstep, and having both the Cumbria and Yorkshire qualification, I am passionate about bringing them, their history, their people past and present, their heritage and culture to life for our visitors. A Driver Guide I am a friendly outgoing personality with a good sense of humour. My past-times include following football, rugby, gardening, motorcycles and learning even more about my home area.

Personal Interests:

Birdoswald and other Roman sites
Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth, Central Lakes
Furness Peninsular, Whitehaven, West Cumbria
Eden valley, North Pennines, Ullswater
Everything about God's Own County
North Yorkshire Moors, Whitby
The Brontes
The Yokshire Dales
Industrial archeology/heritage
Industrial archeology/heritage
York, York Minster
Fine houses/castles

Special Interests:

History & Prehistory

Learn of mankind's impact upon Cumbria and the Lake District from the Stone Age, the Romans, the Vikings, Middle Ages through to the Victorians. Similarly, Yorkshire has witnessed these same impacts across the ages.

Churches & Cathedrals

The history of our churches, monasteries, minsters and cathedrals across Cumbria and Yorkshire is fascinating. These include York Minster, Furness, Fountains and Whitby Abbeys to name but a few.

Regional Tours

For a Driver Guide Cumbria and Yorkshire are ideally placed to be the hub for regional tours into the Lake District, the Borders, the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors, and the North West of England.

Museums

Cumbria and Yorkshire's museums, e.g. Tullie House, Birdoswald, Ruskin, Yorkshire and Jorvik Museums plus the York & Leeds Art Galleries, help to tell these counties' history and they crop up in beautiful and interesting places.

Literature

Follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, the Brontes and James Heriott to name just a few of Cumbria and Yorkshire's literary connections.

Industrial Heritage

Past industries made Cumbria and Yorkshire industrial powerhouses and have helped shape these counties of today. Their legacies are to be found in beautiful places.

Geography & Geology

Understanding how today's landscape and settlements have been influenced by geography, geology and mankind. The resultant landscape is truly spectacular and yet different across Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Additional Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Geography, Diploma in Applied Criminology

Driver Guide:

Yes

Vehicles:

Type Make / Model Passengers Air Conditioning Disabled Access
Car SEAT ALHAMBRA 6 Yes No