Tess Pike

Blue Badge Guide, Trainer, Translator















A Blue Badge Tourist Guide for Cumbria, Yorkshire and the Liverpool City Region, I undertook the rigorous training to become a Blue Badge Guide 21 years ago.

Leading coach, chauffeur-driven, and walking tours throughout the north of England, I enjoy introducing visitors to vibrant cities such as York, Liverpool and Carlisle and thriving towns and villages like Grasmere, Cartmel, Harrogate, and my home town of Kirby Lonsdale.  As a tourist guide, my job is to inform and entertain, and I love opening people’s eyes to the beauty of northern England and telling its story.

I guide in English and German and also work as a translator and interpreter from German, French, Italian and Spanish into English, translating and proofreading general business and techinical texts.

In my capacity as an Institute of Tourist Guiding qualified trainer, I have helped to train guides in Cumbria, Yorkshire, Liverpool and Blackpool and recently delivered a series of courses on welcoming German visitors to the north of England, a project I worked on with Cumbria Tourism and Cath Dutton of People Junction.

Do get in touch: I’d love to work with you!


Contact Details:

Address: Kirby Lonsdale Email: tess.pike@btinternet.com Telephone: 01524 272530 Mobile: 07778 145156