Your guide - Graham

I’m often asked, “how did you become a tour guide?

Well, it began in 2019 when I sold my business, with a vague idea of retirement. But a trip to London with my wife Maria changed everything!

We booked a walking tour, which ticked a lot of my boxes - a passion for history, meeting people and the enjoyment of working in the ‘great outdoors’.


Returning to Torquay, I discovered the town’s only full time tour guide had retired! So, I created 5 Torquay themed walks, including an Agatha Christie guided walking tour. It is such a privilege to convey the story of Agatha Christie’s extraordinary life – a lady who has become the world’s best selling novelist.

And new for 2024 is The Fawlty Tours experience, which tells how a stay at Torquay hotel inspired one of the greatest British sit-coms.

Each year, I walk about 2 million steps delivering guided walking tours. That’s the equivalent of walking from Torquay to John O'Groats, whilst talking all the way!

It’s not just the stories that make the tours so memorable, it’s also the scenery. We stroll across beaches, through hidden tracks and winding coastal paths, with sumptuous views across to Paignton and Brixham – The English Riviera is a walkers’ paradise!

So, please join me for a very special experience – and discover why English Riviera Walking Tours is rated as one of the best things to do in  Torbay.


See our full calendar of scheduled guided tours.