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My name is Steve and I have lived and worked in Burley since August 2016 and prior to then, from October 2006 to December 2007 when I was the Steward at Burley Club in Pound Lane (now The Wathen-Bartlett).

During my time living in this lovely village, I have worked for The Old Farmhouse Tea Rooms; The Moorhill House Hotel; Burley Golf Club; The Wathen-Bartlett and Shappen Stores.

Currently, I am the acting Chair for Burley Village Cinema; the Treasurer and Distributor for Burley Village Magazine; the Secretary of The Burley Business and Community Association and the village Poppy Appeal Organiser.

The idea for these walking tours first came to me properly in the winter of 2022 and this website has been and still is work in progress ever since (Thank goodness for Wix and their very helpful guides and templates!). The idea came to me in a number of ways:

  • through walking my dog Teeko around the village and out into the forest

  • by having an interest in the history of the village

  • from people who visit Burley because of the connection to witches and stop and ask me about it whilst out walking

  • doing something I enjoy coupled with the need to lose weight

  • and the fact that there is nothing like this available in the village!

Months and months of in depth research, developing new concepts, improving original ideas  and forever "tweaking" the website and here I am - Burley Walking Tours! 

*** STOP PRESS, MAY 2024 ***

Unfortunately, I suffered a badly fractured leg in early December 2023, along with some other health issues, so my hope to guide these tours myself is a long way away.

 

Instead, a self-guided audio tour is very close to being completed!

Exciting times!!

Steve

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