Ideas for custom tours
Looking for inspiration for a day out or more? Here are a few ideas for you or your group. Let me know where you want to go, or a theme, and I'll work with you (or your group leader) to put together a bespoke, personal tour.
The famous five
A tour through five famous destinations in the heart of the Cotswolds. There's a reason why these villages are so popular. Car magnate Henry Ford even tried to buy part of Bibury! This is the essential Cotswold tour, with honey coloured stone cottages, clear trickling streams and cream teas.
For hundreds of years the English borders were a law unto themselves, ruled by powerful lords from enormous castles. An area of incredible beauty, step back in time to a landscape of traditional timber framed houses. Now a gourmet destination
Films in the Forest
Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Dr Who: TV and film companies have flocked to the Forest of Dean for its air of magic and mystery. Once a royal hunting ground and mined for its precious minerals, nowhere else conjures up a sense of otherworldliness like this ancient English forest.
Places visited: Forest of Dean, Clearwell Caves, Puzzlewood
Places visited: The Cotswolds, Stroud, Painswick, Winchcombe, Bredon Hill
Discover the ancient stories, customs and festivals of the Cotswolds, from magic stones to ghosts, witches, saints and sinners. Find out why people risk life and limb to chase a giant cheese down an almost vertical hill, and why you should never fall asleep under an Elder tree.
Magic, Myths and Legends
the stunning wye valley
The Wye Valley is full of hidden surprises. From the Cathedral town of Hereford, with its ancient map of the world, past the atmospheric Tintern Abbey and the childhood home of J K Rowling, to the mighty River Severn at Chepstow. There is always something new around the next bend.
What did the romans do for us?
Follow in the footsteps of the Roman legions, who marched through the Cotswolds, from their capital
Cirencester to the Legionnaires town of Gloucester. On the way, find out how the Romans in Gloucestershire lived and what they really did for us.