About Us

David Butler is a southerner who has lived in the North-East of England for more than thirty years and has grown to love the area. He has led guided walks and walking holidays around the city, the county, and the wider North-East for more than twenty-five years; including his, now traditional, Christmas Day and Halloween walks in Durham City. He is also an archivist and local historian who has written and lectured extensively on aspects of the nineteenth century history of Durham City.


The city walks are a blend of serious personally-researched historical facts with more light-hearted anecdote and legend, and attempt to answer the questions which are often raised by visitors to Durham. The country walks can be of any length you wish and will be tailored to meet your special needs.


Historical Enterprises

Postal Address:

3 Briardene

Margery Lane





+44 (0)191 3861500 




DurhamHistorical Enterprises

Policy Statement on Children and Vulnerable Adults

1 Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other responsible adult.

2 Vulnerable adults must be accompanied by a carer or other responsible adult.

3 Leaders of groups using the services of Durham Historical Enterprises are advised to carry out any appropriate risk assessments.

4 Participants in any guided walks are advised that they have a responsibility for their own safety and the safety of any person in their care.

5 All comments, concerns or any other feedback on guided walks (and any other Durham Historical Enterprises activities) are welcomed, and will be responded to as appropriate. They should be addressed to David Butler, 3 Briardene, Margery Lane, Durham, DH1 4QU.