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Our Guides

Listed below are some of our guides who have helped to make Shepherds Walks what it is today.

Jon Monks

Jon Monks

Jon Monks – Originally from the North West of England Jonís background was in agriculture.

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Mike Evens

Mike Evens

Mike is a Northumberland National Park Volunteer Ranger, a member of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue and is a professional guide for Shepherds Walks.

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Jane Monks

Jane Monks

Jane is a fully qualified Nordic walking instructor and her passion and enthusiasm for Nordic Walking is second to none.

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Paul Freeman

Paul Freeman

Originally trained as a Teacher of Outdoor Education, Paulís experience crosses the voluntary, public and business sectors where he has worked in a variety of roles spanning community development, health, higher education and small business investment. Paulís focus for Shepherds Walks is on first aid training and first aid cover for outdoor events. Paul also teaches all of our map and compass courses.

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Andrea Harrison

Andrea Harrison

Andrea's enthusiasm for the great outdoors started at the green age of 5 after she climbed her first mountain in a pair of wellies and a plastic mac! (Gore-tex wasn't invented then!).

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John Gardiner

John Gardiner

John has been a volunteer for Shepherds Walks since the end of 2010.John has proved invaluable over this time with his professional attitude to everything he does for Shepherds Walks; he is an active back marker on our walks and has also attended our GPS Training day. John is also a great photographer with many of the images on our blogs and YouTube films coming from Johnís lens, so if somebody points a camera at you during one of our events I suspect it will be John!As with all our staff and volunteers John is a competent First Aider and an all round nice bloke.

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Gill Haves

Gill Haves

Gill is the official photographer for Shepherds Walks.

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Andy Ayre

Andy Ayre

Andyís love of the outdoors started at a young age, many family holidays were spent camping in Northumberland, the Lakes or Scotland and walking together as a family always played a big part.

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Ian Payne

Ian Payne

Ian likes nothing better than to escape to the South Downs from his work in busy South East London.

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Mark Nordmann

Mark Nordmann

Markís working life was primarily in the financial sector but for the past 15 years his passion has been walking and trekking and he has been an active volunteer with Shepherds Walks since 2015. 

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