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Kevan

Stroud, Glos, United Kingdom

'Thank you again for the amazing trek, the stories, and your boundless energy!'

(Tour Group, May 2018)

The Bard of Bath at your service! Legendary tours a speciality.

A professional storyteller and experienced guide (Stonehenge Tours; Ghost Walks of Bath; Gothic Image Tours;) I am also a lecturer in Creative Writing for the Open University and the University of Leicester and I am the author of several books on folk tales, folk lore and mythology. I write a monthly guided walk for Cotswold Life magazine.
I love researching and writing about the stories of this amazing country I live in - and have had several books published on the subject. I am also a keen walker, and like nothing better than going on a literary stroll or bardic ramble, sharing a favourite location with visitors, connecting to a place and the writer/s associated with it. I can bring alive a landmark or landscape through the voices of the writers who have lived there; as well as convey a sense of the many layers of history, archaeology and myth that gather around a site. I look forward to meeting you - and hearing your story too!

A Recent Review of this guide

Kevan was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and his graciousness.
Mechelle Bongers

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Credentials

Author of several books on British folk tales, mythology, and narratives of landscape, including 'Turning the Wheel: seasonal Britain on two wheels' (O Books, 2011) and a series of fantasy novels (The Windsmith Elegy; The Knowing). I'm knowledgeable on British myths and legends and folk customs.

Writer, Cotswold Life magazine (monthly literary rambles feature).

Hawthornden Fellow (international writers' retreat, Scotland, Nov-Dec 2015)
Academic consultant on BBC TV's The Secret Life of Books.
Lecturer in Creative Writing for the Open University. Creative Writing PhD Candidate at the University of Leicester.
Eccles Centre Fellow in North American Studies, British Library, 2015-6.
MA Teaching and Practice of Creative Writing (Cardiff 2003)
Professional Storyteller (since 2000)
Bard of Bath (1998-1999)
Ghost Walks of Bath Guide
First Aid, Counselling & Leadership skills

Restrictions

Walking tours preferred, though full license if driver required.

Guide Requirements for United Kingdom

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The Bard of Bath tour

Literature, Folklore, and the Spirit of Place

198 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Time-travelling in Avalon

Exploring the Ancient Isle of Glastonbury

594 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

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Prehistoric Cotswolds

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mysterious stones in a stunning landscape

594 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Oxford Otherworlds

Wonderland, Narnia, Middle Earth, Jordan College

237 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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In the footsteps of Laurie Lee

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Visit the lush landscape of Cider with Rosie

198 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Literary Cotswolds

A day tour exploring writers in their landscape

725 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Shakespeare's Stratford - The Bard's,...

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The only tour about The Bard by a Bard!

237 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Cream of the Cotswolds

thatched cottages, hidden valleys, photogenic villages and fascinating,...

725 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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