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Ian Newman

I am a South West Blue Badge guide. I grew up in the West Country and still have family ties to Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. Following employment in the military and medicine, I am now involved full-time in tourism.

I am a 'driver-guide' and offer a number of itineraries within the Cotswolds as well as the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.

I am equally happy to take guests walking, be it a gentle stroll or a more challenging hike. I am the managing director of Footpath Holidays, a walking tour operator which has been offering quality guided walking itineraries in the Cotswolds since 1983. As well as my Blue Badge qualification, I am a qualified mountain leader and first-aider.