'I cannot thank Fiona enough for all her help in arranging our visit to the Solway on Tuesday. Her willingness and ingenuity were very re-assuring whilst dealing with all the uncertainties of possible rail strikes and storm Ophelia. Having spent a hectic day in Cumbria’s high fells the day before, it was an intriguing contrast to explore somewhere quite different, which through Fiona’s knowledge of the Solway and her enthusiasm was made equally as interesting and attractive. I think we all came away with a feeling for the lifestyle of Solway residents, the history and geography of a rather hidden area, which should so rightly be treasured.'
D. Hasted, Lancashire 2017
‘Born and bred in Carlisle I am a regular visitor to the Solway coast, have done Hadrian’s wall walk and regularly walk my dog on the Solway marshes. I thought I knew the area intimately, but this tour proved me wrong. I didn’t know Edward I lay in state at Burgh church or the existence of the viewing platform at Glasson Moss.’
Sue, Carlisle, UK 2017
‘I totally enjoyed the tour, as someone from Canada who knew nothing about the Solway coast. I liked the excellent diversity of cultural and natural heritage stops that we made during the day. Fiona is well-versed in knowledge of the area. It was a fascinating day!’
Paula, Ontario, Canada. 2017
‘Monday's tour was brilliant. I didn't think you could fill a day along the coast with so much interest. Fiona our guide expanded on all the stories I have heard over the years, it brought it all back to life for me. What a busy area it was with all the local industry, I felt as if I followed in so many of my ancestors footsteps all along the canal. The wild life was just something else, all those preservation areas, a haven for wildlife. The history of the churches fortified against Scots.’
Millie, Carlisle, 2017
‘The landscape, history and nature of the Solway coast is amazing. We learned about the Romans, early Christianity, the Reivers, the death of King Edward I, all the way through to the world wars and the Cold War. It was a wonderful day. Fiona’s passion and knowledge made this a really special and memorable day out. I cannot recommend the Secret Solway tour highly enough for local people wanting to know more about their region or visitors seeking a unique experience.’
Ted, Penrith, UK 2017
‘A very enjoyable day. Highly recommend. Informative, helpful and friendly. A great tour guide.’
A. McKim, June 2018
"We had a lovely day today and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. We would highly recommend the tour to other people."
S Crulley, September 2018
“The whole trip was very enjoyable and interesting. I would also go again. A great tour guide and driver. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable."
S. Tumilty, June 2018
"This is the most enjoyable and informative tour we have ever taken part in. The information was amazing. Fiona is first class."
D Thorneycroft, July 2018.
"Excellent tour highlighting the hidden gems of the Solway."
T Myntosh, June 2019
"A superb tour lead by a seriously well informed guide, supported by other local experts. A highly recommended tour."
T Meehan June 2019