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Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue team

Latest Article: Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue team

Mon 23rd February 2015

If you have attended one of our Challenge Walks over the last few years you will more than likely have seen the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team present. Did you know a percentage of the entry fee you pay to Shepherds Walks goes straight to the team for the sterling work they do 24 hours a day, 365 days a year?The Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team provide a vital s...

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Berwick Walking Festival 2015

Building on the success of last year’s Berwick-upon-Tweed Walking Festival, this April’s event has been extended from two to six days.With so many people visiting the region for the event, the organisers have been very ambitious with their 2015 plans and the b...

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What is the best current walking outdoor handheld GPS unit?

What is the best current walking outdoor handheld GPS unit? January 2015Which GPS (Global positioning system) unit, what is the best one currently on the market? How many times do I get asked the question – What is the best outdoor handheld GPS unit curr...

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Garmin Vivofit - our story

I first got introduced to the Garmin Vivofit a couple of months ago at the ‘on the edge’ event in the Lake District. A number of loyal Vivofit users told me how useful they had found it.So the following week both Jane and I put the Vivofits on our wrist for th...

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The NEW - Memory Map TX3 GPS & Smartphone

Memory-Map TX3 GPS & Smartphone with/without OS MapsIf you looking for a device that offers 3G phone, Bluetooth & WiFi and of course GPS then the waterproof, robust Memory-Map Android TX3 GPS is worth consideration especially if you’re already a fan of...

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the journal of a Swedish student (the end)

Part 3 – week 3, this is the last part of the journal, and also the last days of my trip. This week has been mainly office work and it’s now I realise how much office work that goes down in a business like this and how hard it is to work at an office. Th...

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The journal of a Swedish student part 2

Part 2 – week 2Monday 18th August, sixth day of my internship. Back at the office after a nice weekend. Today most of what I did was just repacking the mohair socks from big plastic bags to the packs that they hang in the store here. It was pretty slow b...

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The journal of a Swedish student

Hello, my name is Egon Stenholm. I’m a nineteen year old student from Sweden. I study nature and adventure tourism at a school called RyssbyGymnasiet. I got an internship here at Shepherds Walks and I’m here for three weeks to get work experience in the guidin...

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Coastal Challenge Walk 2014

Just less than 250 people took part in the annual Northumberland Coastal Challenge walk on the Bank Holiday Monday.People came from all over the country to take part in this 26.2 mile walk which has grown in size over the past four years. After checking in at ...

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Your diet leading up to, during and after a challenge walk

A number of people have got in touch regarding to their diet in both the build up and during the Challenge Walks. I am certainly not a dietary expert, but here are my ‘top tips’ –Build up -1. Keep a balanced diet with at least 2 different types of food a...

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