ABOUT YOUR Brecon Beacons Tours

Brecon Beacons Tours is a trading name of GeoWorld Travel Ltd, and is based within the Brecon Beacons National Park near to Abergavenny. GeoWorld Travel provides multi day trips around the world and Brecon Beacons Tours provides day tours within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

James Cresswell - Your Guide

James Cresswell Brecon Beacons Tours
James and Pen-y-Fan mountain in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park
James is an accredited ambassador to the Brecon BeaconsNational Park, the Fforest Fawr Geopark and the Brecon Beacons International Dark Skies Reserve
James is a holder of the Summer Mountain Leader qualification, Rescue Emergency Care First Aid certificate, and has Public Liability Insurance. 

James's family have lived in the Brecon Beacons National Park for generations and James has lived here for most of his adult life. James is the Director of GeoWorld Travel Ltd and as well as  leading its multi-day trips all over the world, he leads Brecon Beacons Tours's day trips here in Wales.

James is a geologist, gaining his  degree in Geology from the University of Bristol, and his  Masters in Oceanography from the University of Southampton. He  holds his Summer Mountain Leader Award and is also an accredited ambassador to the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Fforest Fawr Geopark and the Brecon Beacons International Dark Skies Reserve. 

James established Brecon Beacons Tours in 2016 and prior to setting up Brecon Beacons Tours and GeoWorld Travel he traveled to around 100 different countries and used to work as the geologist guide aboard expedition cruise ships. Countries and areas he previously guided in include: Antarctica, Svalbard, Canada (Arctic and Rockies) Greenland, Russian Arctic & Geographical North Pole, Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Seychelles, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Caribbean, the South Pacific,  St Helena and Tristan da Cunha.

James's passion for communicating geosciences began when he started his career working in the television documentary industry. He was the researcher on a Discovery Channel geological series, and was part of the BBC’s ‘Blue Planet’ series. However James's passion for the Brecon Beacons began as a small child when he used to stay with his grandparents, and his grandfather would take him to see some of the same amazing places, that he now take you to see.


Abby Hunt Archaeologist at Brecon Beacons Tours
Abby at Worm's Head, Gower

Abby is a professional archaeologist and is James' fiancée. She gained a 1st in her MA (Hons) degree in Medieval History & Archaeology at the University of St Andrews, and she gained a distinction in her Masters in Landscape Archeology at the University of Bristol. Abby does not work full time for Brecon Beacons Tours / GeoWorld Travel, but has a very important role managing the company's accountants, the picnic lunches  and helping to respond to emails.  From time to time she also accompanies James on tours, adding an extra dimension with archaeological guiding.