Sam Loveday

Sam Loveday

Regional Qualification(s):

Heart of England

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07990 975083

Email:

sgloveday@hotmail.com

Personal Interests:

The Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon & Shakespeare, Cricket (and all sports in general), Walking tours - both town and countryside, History, Churches, Cathedrals, Castle & Stately Homes, Peak District, Cosy pubs & Good food!

Special Interests:

Education

I'm a qualified History teacher with current experience of teaching the subject at secondary level at all stages up to and including A-Levels. Happy to tailor my tours, whether on foot or in a coach to all levels from KS1-4.

Castles & Palaces

Kenilworth, Warwick, Ludlow, Goodrich.

Walking Tours

My favourite way to explore the region:
From the big cities of Birmingham + Jewellery Quarter and Coventry.
Via the towns of the region eg. Shakespeare's Stratford, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Warwick, Cheltenham, Ludlow, Lichfield or Gloucester.
To the small towns and villages such as those in the Cotswolds or Herefordshire's Black and White villages.
As well as the region's beautiful hills and countryside ending in a traditional pub.
Wherever you want really!

Industrial Heritage

The Ironbridge Gorge, The Potteries, The Forest of Dean. Canals & railways. Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

Countryside

In particular the hilly and mountainous areas of the region - the Peak District, Cotswolds, Malverns to the Welsh borders and Shropshire Hills.

Churches & Cathedrals

The Heart of England is blessed with many magnificent religious buildings. From great churches like Gloucester or Lichfield Cathedrals, Tewkesbury Abbey to hidden gems such as the carvings at Kilpeck or the fantastic frescos at Kempsey. As well as explaining their architecture and stained glass, I enjoy telling the stories of those who built and worshipped in them.

Literature

William Shakespeare, JRR Tolkien, Jane Austen or Laurie Lee.

History & Prehistory

A historian by training I enjoy exploring all aspects of the region's history. From the prehistoric Rollright Stones, the Romans in Gloucestershire, the Wars of The Roses, Gunpowder Plot, Civil War, Industrial Revolution to Coventry's Blitz.

Sports & Pastimes

The Heart of England has great sporting heritage with sporting venues like Villa Park or Edgbaston. Rich history - the origins of tennis in Leamington Spa or great sporting figures e.g. Stanley Mathews, Randolph Turpin to Phil 'the power' Taylor!

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds - William Morris at Kelmscott, CR Ashbee at Chipping Camden and Ernest Gimson and the Barnsley brothers at Sapperton.

Driver Guide:

No