"I've been on 15 Road Scholar trips, and they've all been wonderful. But Gordon was one of the best--probably THE best--leader I've ever had. He is knowledgeable, kind, funny, charismatic."   -  RS review 2023

Hello and a very warm welcome to my Website!

I’m Gordon Lightburn – a Cumbria Blue Badge Tourist Guide who created Gordon Lake's Guide  to offer a range of private, chauffeur guided, day tours for visitors to Cumbria. For those who seek the real history, heritage, culture and character of the region with an entertaining, knowledgeable Cumbrian tour guide, you have come to the right place!

I can offer a range of exciting single or multi-day tours of Lakeland and the Borders, be it by car, boat,on foot or any combination. Each tour adapted to accommodate your specific requirements and preferences. Blending the best locations, the best views, the best hotels, restaurants and cafes, to perfect the most memorable experiences. Our tours are paced to suit you, adaptable and never rushed.

From the loveliest valleys to the loftiest peaks, there is a tale to be told in every town and village, every trail and path.  You'll never be lost for a moment - or lost for wonderfully scenic adventures, experiences and special memories.

Within this website I have included a range of beautiful photos to inspire your visit - please explore; and I do hope you  enjoy them - every bit as much as I enjoyed taking them....