Friendly and informative tours of Cumbria

Cumbria is a county of great variety and contrasts. Many people think of Cumbria as synonymous with the Lake District National Park and its awe-inspiring scenery of lakes and fells. However, by venturing into the peripheral areas around the Park, you will be richly rewarded with a diversity of landscapes, history and culture.

Examples of themed tours on offer can be found by clicking on the different regions. If you require something more bespoke, most tours can be adapted to your needs or new itineraries developed. Whatever your preferences, please in the first instance to discuss your requirements.

Lake District − an iconic landscape of majestic fells, ribbon lakes and traditional Lakeland farmhouses

Carlisle − the great border city and capital of Cumbria with its imposing castle, impressive cathedral and medieval Guildhall

Hadrian's Wall − a 73-mile-long World Heritage Site that delineated the northernmost extent of the Roman Empire

Eden Valley − from Mallerstang to Carlisle, the river gently meanders through green meadows, woodlands and tranquil villages to the sea

North Pennines − wild moorlands, upland hay meadows and a fascinating industrial heritage

Solway Plain − a landscape of timeless beauty and atmosphere, and a birdwatcher's paradise

West Coast − a rich maritime and industrial history awaits discovery

Peninsulas − estuarine marshes and limestone escarpments make up the Furness and Cartmel peninsulas – an area rich in wildlife and ancient remains

Howgills & Yorkshire Dales − a landscape of 'sleeping elephants' and sleepy meandering rivers

Walking tours are in the region of £150 (half day) to £200 (full day). For example, a half-day walking tour with a group size of 20 would cost £7.50 each. Some of the walking tours can be combined with travel on public buses to offer linear routes.

Cycling tours include the hire of an electric bicycle and are priced per person. Tours on electric bikes vary from £50 to £75 per person, with a minimum group size of 4.

Minibus tours can be arranged using your own transport or including hire of a minibus or coach. Coach sizes range from a 16-seat minibus to a 52-seat coach, and start from £250 per  day.

If you wish to use your own transport, the guiding rate is £150 for a half-day and £200 for a full day per group.

Prices are exclusive of admission charges to visitor attractions.

The Blue Badge is the highest professional tourist guiding qualification in Britain. It is recognised by travel companies throughout the world as a benchmark of excellence. Our aim is to give visitors an enjoyable and memorable experience by sharing our in-depth knowledge and passion for Cumbria's landscape and heritage in an interesting and entertaining way.

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