Valerie Abraham

Valerie Abraham

Regional Qualification(s):

Cumbria

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01768-483624, 07833-595319

Email:

val@agoodguide.co.uk

Introduction:

My aim is to take guests on magical experiences they will never forgot. My specialism is tailor made, quality tours across the diverse, beautiful region that has been my home for the past 24 years. Bespoke holiday tours for individuals and groups are designed to pass on my passion for the North of England and give visitors an insight into the area's hidden gems.

Personal Interests:

Walking
Art and Architecture
Literature
Gardens
Study Tours
Arts and Crafts Movement

Special Interests:

Gardens

Studied horticulture: achieved RHS and RSA examiniations; member of RHS and Lake District Horticultural Society; introductions to private gardens and unusual aspects of public gardens.

Literature

From Daniel Defoe, who described the Lake District as "barren & frightful", via Wordsworth, the Lake Poets to Norman Nicholson & Melvyn Bragg. Talks, walks, guided tours.

Countryside

Gentle walks and invigorating hikes in the English Lake District National Park

Walking Tours

Cumbria offers miles of excellent footpaths, stunning scenery an interesting history & heritage.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

The 19th Century Arts & Craft movement, Pre-Raphaelites & JMW Turner in the North

Archaeology

The Romans in the North & Hadrian's Wall

Regional Tours

Experienced tour director working for a variety of tour operators throughout the UK

Additional Qualifications:

Registered Blue Badge Guide, GNVQIII-Tourism, MITG

Driver Guide:

No