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Overseas Focus on walking company

A former shepherd became the focus of a German national radio station.

Jon Monks, who now runs the company Shepherds Walks, was joined on a trek on Tuesday by journalist Kirsten Zesewitz from Deutchland Radio.

She is working on an agricultural feature, which is due to be broadcast next year.

Jon, from Rothbury, said: ‘The programme is looking at shepherding around the world and they have done a piece on myself, as a former shepherd, who now shepherds people around the hills. She found our company in the internet’.

‘We walked the Ingram Horseshoe, getting a shepherd’s perspective and she really enjoyed it’.

‘It was an interesting day and it was quite emotional at the end and she understood about farming and living in the countryside’.

James Willoughby – Northumberland Gazette – August 30th 2012