As a qualified guide with a great interest in landscapes, heritage and people I take great pride in ensuring that your visit to Ireland will be a memorable one. My custom-made tours take you on a journey through the centuries as I ‘read the landscape’ for you. When travelling I like to get an authentic sense of the place which is exactly the experience I want you to have on one of my tours.
Enjoy a waters’ edge experience as you get a sense of the place on a custom designed tour with Brigid Watson
My curiosity about and love of landscapes led me to study Geography and History at Queen’s University, Belfast and this was followed by a professional career in education. My interest in environmental education led me to study for a MSc in Education for Sustainability and I promoted environment education in the school curriculum. I developed this interest further by qualifying as a Chartered Environmentalist in 2010. I live on a farm located on the Irish Sea coastline and we have actively participated in agri-environmental schemes over the last fifteen years, for example, planting hundreds of native species of trees, planting a small orchard of native apple trees and taking part in a wildlife biodiversity project.
I set up Ards Peninsula Tours in 2017 and offer bespoke walking and coach tours. I have a Level 3 OCN Tour Guiding qualification and World Host accreditation.
I enjoy travel and am an advocate of sustainable tourism. I like visiting a small geographical area and exploring it in depth either on foot, bike or by public transport. This is a much more fulfilling and rewarding experience and has a much lower carbon footprint than travelling hundreds of miles between major cities. So why not slow down, reconnect with nature and take time to appreciate the beauty of nature which is all around you.