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Mark Nordmann

Mark Nordmann

Mark’s 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. 


Together with his wife, Wendy, Mark has been fortunate to have been able to complete several long distance U.K. walks – Pennine way, Northumberland Coastal Path, Dales Way, Coast to Coast, St Cuthberts Way – and has also trekked in Iceland, Kenya, Tanzania and Nepal. His favourite place are The Cheviot Hills, an area he knows well and walks there as often as possible. 


So who is Mark, what makes him tick?


- Which is your favourite walk in Northumberland? The Border Ridge 


- What inspires you to get up in the morning? A cup of tea for my wife and then taking the dogs (Alfie a 3 legged springer and Hector a black Labrador) for their walk


- Where would be your special place to eat your packed lunch on a walk? St Cuthberts Way facing Yeavering Bell


- What makes me smile? My grandchildren


- What is your favourite Shepherds Walks event and why? St Cuthberts Challenge. A beautiful walk and a real challenge to many entrants.


- Greatest achievement? Climbing Kilimanjaro at the second attempt


- What can’t you do without when out walking? Coffee, jelly babies and a map


- Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party? David Attenborough, Billy Connolly, Ranulf Fiennes, Victoria Wood


- If you could walk any walk/ climb in the world what would it be? I would love to return to Iceland – an unbelievable, beautiful and exciting place to walk


- Which of your achievements makes you most proud? raising substantial funds for 2 cancer charities with my family


- A trip to Northumberland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to .....? The coastal path Low Newton to Boulmer


- What would you wish your epitaph to be? He loved being in the hills