Explore one of England's oldest tourist resorts, which has enchanted visitors since its spa waters were discovered over 300 years ago. Set in the picturesque gorge of the River Derwent, it was called "Little Switzerland" by the poet Lord Byron and retains much of the charm of its Victorian heyday. With its wooded riverside pathways, gardens, rocky cliffs and quirky shops and cafes, it is a must-see Peak District destination.
Hello and thanks for visiting. I’m Ian, a professionally qualified guide. I hold the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and have many years’ experience guiding in both English and German. My passion is sharing places and stories with people from around the world, and helping them discover more about this country and particularly the Midlands, where I have lived for almost all my life. I have a friendly and informal style and always aim to bring history to life with anecdotes about people and events rather than just dry facts. I love the sense of community with Heygo and enjoy seeing the same people joining multiple tours. On all of my tours you can expect information, humour and friendly conversation. I want you to sit back, relax and enjoy the experience as you take a walk with your new friend in England. Wherever in the world you are from, I look forward to giving you the warmest of British welcomes.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Peak District with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Peak District. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
Linda B NY 🐾.
14 July 2021
I always enjoy Ian’s tours! He’s get knowledgeable and shares great stories about the area.
10 July 2021
Fantastic tour with the superb Ian with delightful views and lots of interesting facts. Highly recommend following Ian and going on some of his excellent tours.
09 July 2021
Another pretty town and beautiful park/river area introduced by Ian. So quaint and interesting!
Faith 🏴🌅 M.
09 July 2021
Another lovely tour with Ian. Always the loveliest places, fabulous history and detailing of the local areas and beautiful postcards
09 July 2021
I loved Ian's tour in Matlock Bath today. Ian is very knowledgeable in his areas and always makes the tours enjoyable. He has a certain command of how to teach us and make it fun! He's the kind of person you want to go to so as to learn about each area he shows us. I have already decided that I want to visit the Cotswolds area because Ian showed us such interesting facts about it. Thank you Ian for your hard work. We all enjoy being with you!