In different guises, I have been guiding and leading throughout the Lake District and Cumbria for most of my adult life - be it as farmer, engineer, cyclist, fell-walker, photographer and local historian. I take great pleasure in marshaling all of this knowledge, expertise and proficiency to enrich your very own visitor experiences.

My Volvo XC60 perfectly offers the happiest combination of luxury, ride comfort, and above all safety, whilst navigating Lakeland's narrow roads. Yet has the versatility for those adventurous few who choose to venture 'off the beaten track'!

Lakeland born and raised in the beautiful Ullswater Valley, my passion is seeking out and sharing new  experiences and anecdotes that celebrate the changing landscape, changing  seasons, changing elements. I love venturing into peaceful valleys, or the prettiest towns, built from the craggy stone - the very mountain's child. Revealing the dramatic history, romantic literature, our agricultural and industrial heritage - the very spirit of how the landscape shaped Lakeland people and how the people shaped the Lakeland landscape...

Our Natural world too has it's voice - from the bark of red deer 'rutting' on craggy fellsides, to the silent leap of red squirrels bounding through temperate forests.  The breeze and the birds - whistling through trees,  the joyous chuckle of a mountain stream. 


"Gordon was terrific! His knowledge of the Lake District, where he grew up and lives, is extensive..... 

...I highly recommend Gordon to anyone wishing to explore and better understand the beautiful Lake District of England." 

 ~ Howie (USA)