I look forward to showing you around!
I've lived in Cornwall for five years now and discovered many magic spots, surprising stories and perfect places to visit; I love to share these places with guests.
My unique tours offer a glimpse beneath the surface of British society; mini adventures to suit your timetable and interests.
I grew up in London and the West Country and have always moved around. I work as a researcher/film maker/artist as well as a guide. My family and friends are writers, artists, musicians, scientists, adventurers, activists and storytellers. My parents were active in politics, preservation and writing, my grandmother Kathleen Bruce was a colleague of Rodin in Paris, friend of the dancer Isadora Duncan and wife of Antarctic explorer Captain Scott. After his death she remarried Hilton Young, friend of the Bloomsbury Set, and together they raised Scott's son Peter ('patron saint of conservation') and my father Wayland in the house beside Kensington Gardens where JM Barrie completed 'Peter Pan'.
So. . I've plenty of tales, but more importantly, where would you like to go? Famous spots like the Eden Project, Land's End or Tintagel, or somewhere even more special and off the beaten track? Sacred sites, magical ruins, festivals, museums, music and art, shining castles or folk cultural events. . whatever your vision for a trip to Cornwall, with my experience, skills and contacts, I'll be able to help.
All my tours are adaptable and can begin - and end - anywhere in South West England. So if you're visiting the area and wondering what's good to see nearby, please do be in touch. Each tour can be run as a half day, one day or two day option - travel time allowing. Cornwall is around 6 hours' travel from London, 4 hours' from Bristol, and journeys within Cornwall tend to be slow - it is an isolated, sometimes rugged region with no motorways - so if you are traveling from outside the area, it's best to include at least one overnight stay. If you would like to discover Cornwall, please make contact so we can develop a bespoke itinerary to suit your location, availability and interests. Thank you!
I look forward to hearing from you and designing your perfect tour.
NB photos featured in my tour desciptions are courtesy of Visit Cornwall,
except for the few I took myself.
A Recent Review of this guide
Zoe was nothing short of delightful in her recent capacity as our tour guide in Cornwall. She took our list of places of interest and generated a tour hitting the highlights with well timed rest periods between travel. Highly personable, well informed and fully engaging our group in a broad spectrum of local interests in our travels around the region. A very pleasant and comfortable person to be spending time with. No hesitation whatsoever in recommending Zoe as your travel guide. Kevin & Carol Eagle
Master of Science and Fine Art. Researcher. Author. Artist. Documentary Maker. Performance poet. Permaculturist. Grew up wandering London, Britain, Europe, the World :-)
Now based in Cornwall foraging and making art.
I am not a 'Blue Badge' Guide.