Jill is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide for Cumbria (which includes the Lake District), she is a Mountain Leader and she also speaks fluent Japanese. This unique combination means that she is equally happy guiding in English or Japanese, from the front of a coach or on foot, in an ancient church or on England’s highest mountains. She can guide you and your group on a challenging hike through the mountains or on a gentle stroll followed by delicious pub lunch. Expect to have a thoroughly enjoyable day out with excellent customer care, to learn more about the Lake District and to be inspired to come back time and time again.
Nick is an experienced Mountaineering Leader and Instructor and previously volunteered with Mountain Rescue in the Lake District for ten years. He regularly guides walks for all levels and abilities.
Cumbria is such a huge county with so much to offer visitors it is difficult to know where to start. Here are a few ideas of the types of walks we offer but there are plenty more so please get in touch and we can design a walk just for you.
With a Blue Badge Guide who also has their Mountain Leader qualification you can head out into the higher hills and mountains of Cumbria and the Lake District that have been inspiring poets and artists for generations. We can take you up England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike or head off into a quieter part of the Lake District for spectacular views.
Gentler Countryside Walks
Get out into the countryside and see some fantastic views without having to climb the bigger hills. We can make each walk as relaxing or as challenging as you would like. Let us know your interests and we will make sure you make the most of your stay. We can also run wheelchair accessible walks.
Town and Village Walks
Not all of our walks are in the countryside: the towns and villages of the Lake District and Cumbria have fascinating stories to tell too. Did you know that there were once nine water powered mills in Ambleside? Or that Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who wrote the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, once lived in Keswick?