Thomas Macan

Thomas Macan

Regional Qualification(s):

Cumbria

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

015394-36978, 07880815459

Email:

guide@mailcan.com

Introduction:

Brought up in Cumbria (my roots in the county go back 200 years) I spent my professional career in the UK Diplomatic Service, returning to live here on retirement.

I grew up in Hawkshead, where Wordsworth was educated; went to school in Sawrey where Beatrix Potter wrote her books; and learned to sail on Windermere like Arthur Ransome's "Swallows & Amazons". My years of living abroad - in Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Lithuania, India and the British Virgin Islands - mean that I understand the needs of overseas visitors. The boats on Windermere (particularly steam-driven ones) have always been part of my life as has Cumbria's maritime heritage of trading and shipbuilding. I have first-hand experience of researching both local and family history in Cumbria. I offer tailor-made driver-guiding tours and also general interest tours on foot, by coach or using public transport. I have the 2011 Cumbria Eco-Tourism qualification.

Personal Interests:

Lake District life and history
Architecture (esp. churches)
Industrial and maritime (sea and lakes) history
Walking, Genealogy, Literature

Special Interests:

Churches & Cathedrals
Architecture
Environment
History & Prehistory
Industrial Heritage
International Links
Literature
Maritime Britain
Politics & Government
Transport

Additional Qualifications:

BA Econs, MCIL (German), MITG

Driver Guide:

Yes

Vehicles:

Type Make / Model Passengers Air Conditioning Disabled Access
Car Toyota Avensis 4 Yes No