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Pilgrim Poles - walking route over to Holy Island

Latest Article: Pilgrim Poles - walking route over to Holy Island

Fri 4th January 2019

The line of poles marking the walking route to Holy Island have been in place for decades, but recently some of them had gone missing or become loose and recently the missing poles have been replaced.Ever since 635, when King Oswald gave the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to St Aidan to establish his monastery, the island has been a place of pilgrimage. The road was not constructed until 1954 and unti...

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A look at Outdoor GPS Navigation, how does it work?

Hey, it\'s Jon here from GPS Training, which is part of Shepherds Walks.What we\'re going to do in this short video is look at how an outdoor GPS is going to improve your walking experience. Before you go out walking, if you want the GPS to actually navigate y...

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Fancy helping out at Shepherds Walks?

If you have a bit of spare time and would like to help out at Shepherds Walks please do get in touch. In this weeks Facebook live we chat over the options there are coming up at Shepherds Walks. ...

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What's coming up in February 2018?

In last weeks Facebook live we chatted over what we have coming up during February at Shepherds Walks. ...

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Nordic Walking in 2018

In this week\'s Facebook live we chatted over the Nordic Walking plans for the start of 2018 with Jane Monks the Shepherds Walks qualified Nordic Walking instructor.You can view our Nordic Walking training courses here.You can view our Nordic Walking programme...

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Outdoor GPS navigation - the basics

Everyone loves a map. But what if your map could automatically tell you where you were, where you’ve been and which way to go? With a GPS unit it can… we look through the basics.Outdoor GPS units work using both the American and Russian satellite system...

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The Rothbury trenches

On the 7th August 1914, Lord Kitchener, secretary of the State for war, issued his first appeal for 1000,000 volunteers to join the British Army. Among those who enlisted where the men of the 18th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. After signing up, they trav...

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Work Experience Blog 27th - 30th June

Work Experience Blog 27th – 30th JuneTuesday morning, 9 am, which is far too early, and it was raining. Not a good start to the day; however, I was not going to let this dampen my spirits going into my first day of work experience. When I arrived into th...

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The benefits of walking in the countryside with an outdoor GPS unit

What are the benefits of walking in the countryside with an outdoor GPS unit?In this short video we look at the benefits of walking in the countryside with an outdoor GPS unit, how an outdoor GPS works and a quick overview of some of the features it offers whi...

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The Sill Landscape Discovery Centre, Northumberland National Park

The Sill in Northumberland National Park is a Landscape Discovery Centre and new YHA Youth Hostel currently being constructed at Once Brewed in Northumberland.The Northumberland National Park Sill building will be very striking in its design and has been desig...

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