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  • "...thank you for such a splendid day in the Cotswolds"
    A.F. - Utah
  • "Thank you for a fabulous tour - you are a brilliant guide - we love you !"
    B & N - Tennessee
  • "... a thousand thanks for showing us around in your wonderful and beautiful country!"
    JL - Flanders, Belgium
  • "... the Cotswold villages and the vistas were spectacular. The pub lunch was delicious and the atmosphere one of a kind"
    N & B A - California
  • "WOW!!! What a way for a Yank to see France!!! Having one of our old Allies the Brits showing the way!!!"
    WC & PC - Alabama
  • "... thank you for the wonderful tour I had with my father to Normandy and Paris!"
    JC - Florida
  • "We say more than we bargained for and then some..."
    C &C - Georgia
  • "... a rather seredipitous click on Google that let me to you and I will forever be grateful for that. What a font of knowledge you are! "
    SM - Philipines
  • "We just want to thank you again for making our vacation so special. We had a great time. Absolutely wonderful! Happy memories!"
    Mike & Jane McCool, Front Royal, VA
  • "You did a fabulous and caring job, making sure our trip was perfect."
    J & A - New York
  • "You put so much heart into what you do..."
    BE, China

Rob Little’s Blog – musings of an English / British Tour Guide where I not only vent about things that “get my goat” but, also, publish lovely photos and eccentric stories about “this Sceptered Isle”!

A peaceful little walk around Cherington “lake”…..
Tuesday, 20th October 2020

A few days ago I took a walk from Cherington village, through the woods and past Cherington Lake / Pond.

Cherington Lake or Pond is an artificial lake built actually in the 1700s apparently not for industry (like I said in my commentary) but for the enjoyment of people living at The Manor.

Well I hope the occupants of the Manor enjoyed the lake – I wonder if they thought people would still be enjoying it, 250 years later?

Hope you enjoy…..an 11 minute watch should be just right for a cup of coffee?

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Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Welcome to World Statistics Day…..

Vectors for political misinformation….?

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

In June, speaking about COVID-19 at the end his Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally, President Donald Trump told his people “If you do more testing; you get more cases….. So slow down the testing !!“
Monday, 19th October 2020

Some might say:

Why did they test him then”…..?

My goodness, what a tale – you couldn’t make it up.

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Happy Monday!! Too many videos? Well here are a few photos, taken this morning, showing the autumn colour creeping in…..

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

A few days ago I made my way over the Severn Bridge to Wales on a quest to see some Autumn colour along the banks of the River Wye…..
Friday, 16th October 2020

The valley of the River Wye is well known in this part of the UK for its beautiful Fall Color or Autumn Colour as we prefer to spell it over here !! The banks of the river are heavily forested and this wooded area extends beyond just the River Wye valley.

I visited the area a few days ago with the drone and got some quite nice footage. I am concerned that some of my GoPro low light footage may not be as good as it could be particularly on a large TV screen – I am still playing with the settings on the GoPro to get the best result.

The drone footage was taken on my DJI Phantom 4 Pro.

In the event, I was probably a week or two early for “peak colour” but you have to take the opportunity while we can; bearing in mind the storms that can hit the western UK at this time of year that can batter the trees and leave them naked overnight!

Interestingly I had to cross the bridge over the River Severn to get to this part of Wales. Many people think the River Severn is the border between England and Wales but, in fact, it is the River Wye that marks the border. The Severn Bridge crosses the River Severn AND the River Wye – there is a narrow promontory of land – a finger – between the two rivers. The other interesting fact of these two rivers is the massive tidal range – up to 54 feet at Chepstow at certain times of the year.

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Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

In the UK…..if you are a Catholic, Protestant or Evangelical Christian…..Muslim, Buddhist, Voodoo or none of the above; who do you vote for?
Wednesday, 14th October 2020

Who cares?

Anyone!

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

The Cotswold “Elephant’s Graveyard”…..
Tuesday, 13th October 2020

…..where the Jumbos end their lives 😟

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Meanwhile…..this morning in Tetbury…..
Sunday, 11th October 2020

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Wiltshire’s pre-historic sites: Avebury Standing Stones, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, Sanctuary & Ridgeway Tour in a World Without Tourism
Saturday, 10th October 2020

STUNNING 4K VIDEO OF 7HR TOUR TO WILTSHIRE’S PRE-HISTORIC SITES WITH COMMENTARY AND AMUSING ANECDOTES!!

THIS VIDEO TAKES 45 MINUTES REDUCED FROM VIDEO TAKEN OVER AN 8 HOUR DAY TOUR.

SOMEONE SAID “OMG 45 MINUTES” – WELL IN ALL HONESTY HOW CAN YOU EXPECT TO DO JUSTICE TO AN 7 HOUR TOUR IN LESS THAN THAT??

FOR THOSE WITH THE VERY SHORTEST OF ATTENTION SPANS OR HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO TIME TO SPARE WHATSOEVER AND, WHAT WE ALL HAVE PLENTY OF AT THE MOMENT, IS TIME!!! HA !! I MAY PUBLISH A SHORTER VIDEO IN DUE COURSE.

I’m Rob Little and I’m a Tour Guide, living and working in The English Cotswolds. This year, 2020 has been exceptional in that my clientele for the entire season has been precisely ZERO !

Primarily entertaining visitors from North America on extended tours across the UK, Ireland and Europe as well as day tours of The Cotswolds, I was inspired to film this video having considered the fact that 2020, at least, is a “World Without Tourism”.

In fairness there have been plenty of Brits about, but our countries, the UK, England, Wales, Scotland and the island of Ireland are devoid of “foreign” tourists who are so important for our economy and the livelihoods of thousands of people over here. We miss you all….North and South Americans, Chinese and Far Eastern, Europeans, Canadians, Antipodeans, Russians, Indians and whoever I have left out. The country feels weird.

So having seen a few similar contributions on YouTube, I thought I’d put up an effort on my own but while I AM a professional Tour Guide, I am NOT a professional with the camera or when it comes to actually editing videos. There are glitches for which I apologise but I have done my best.

In a World Without Tourism, you may like to sit down for 45 minutes with a coffee, cup of tea or some other beverage and see what a tour with me is actually like? The video looks even better on a smart TV!

I have already filmed a day your in The Cotswolds and these historic parts of Wiltshire are about a 40 minute drive from my home – a drive through gorgeous agricultural countryside. A trip to the Avebury area is a natural place for me to demonstrate a day tour but my tours cover the entire UK, Ireland and Western Europe – at times when 14 days isolation is not obligatory!!

I know that keeping people’s attention on YouTube for 45 minutes is a tall order but remember this is edited down from nearly 7 hours and I want people to feel they have been touched by the experience. Turning it into a 10 minute clip does not seem right although I may just try it for those who don’t have time to immerse themselves in a World Without Tourism!!

For Brits on Staycation, if you don’t live anywhere near these Wiltshire landmarks…..or even if you do, I guarantee you will not find the best places to visit. I’ve been researching it for 20 years or more and still manage to delight myself with a new, surprising vista, from time to time…..like the the Honeystreet Mill Cafe for a delicious covid-safe lunch on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal….

So whether you are from overseas in this World Without Tourism, or maybe an anglophile pining to return to the UK, or if you are a bored Brit, brooding for Benidorm and chancing a Staycation in the UK, this beautiful part of England, Historic Wiltshire, is on your doorstep or on your Smart TV.

Sit back and ENJOY…..please do subscribe and comments are welcome !!

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO VIEW OTHER VIDEOS – NOT ALL ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVEL BUT NONETHELESS MAY BE OF INTEREST. INCLUDED ARE TWO EPIC VIDEOS – ON THE THEME OF WHERE YOU SHOULD GO IF YOU CAN ONLY VISIT THE UK ONCE AND IRELAND ONCE!

Out having a nice lunch with cousin Chris and Mary……or I think it was them….. 😳 🤔 🥴
Friday, 9th October 2020

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !