I live in the beautiful Ards Peninsula in County Down. I offer walking and coach ‘geo’ tours which cover all aspects of the heritage of the Ards Peninsula. I love ‘reading’ the landscapes for people and sharing stories of interesting and notable people and the places in Co Down. Enjoy a water’s edge experience on all tours.
I have a Joint Honours degree BSSc in Geography/History from Queen’s University, Belfast and an MSc in Education for Sustainability from London Southbank University. I offer walking and coach ‘Geo’tours in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the beautiful Ards Peninsula which is less than 30 minutes from Belfast. Themes covered include social and maritime history; Christian heritage; landscapes;geology; geography; culture; entertaining stories of amazing people; environment and wildlife.
I am a Chartered Environmentalist and have a special interest in the environment and environmental issues such as climate change and its impact on the local area. I am also very interested in the lives of emigrants from this area and have uncovered fascinating stories of the achievements of emigrants to New Zealand, America and Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries.
I have an OCN Level 3 qualification in Tour Guiding and I have World Host accreditation. I want visitors to experience the essence of a region and to get ‘a sense of place’
I love sharing knowledge about the area which allows visitors to gain an insight into the area which they would not otherwise have.
It is important to me that visitors have an enjoyable, entertaining and memorable experience.