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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 designed to sit comfortab...

Northumberland Day 2017

Plans for the inaugural Northumberland Day on May 28 are gathering pace, as organisers continue to stage meetings across the county and spread the word via social media.The day will celebrate Northumberland's culture, heritage, sport, arts and crafts, landscape, enterprise and co...

We don't sell a box with an Outdoor GPS in.

If you buy an outdoor GPS unit from Shepherds Walks you are not just buying a box with a GPS unit in. Once you have made the purchase we spend an hour getting that unit ready for you.Below is a short video taking you through how we prepare your GPS ready for you, so you just have...

What is the best current walking outdoor handheld GPS unit currently on the market in the UK

What is the best current walking outdoor handheld GPS unit currently on the market in the UK? Updated September 2016In the past we always did reviews and looked at which GPS (Global positioning system) unit is the best outdoor handheld GPS unit currently on the market for wa...

Raising money for Spirit Bus

The Spirit Bus has proved a vital lifeline for many of the residents but it receives very little funding.Shepherds Walks, who are based in Rothbury are using their brand new Coquet Valley Challenge Walk as a fund raising event in aid of The Spirit Bus.The 13.5 mile Challenge Walk...

Raising money for charities

Many of our participants on Shepherds Walks Challenge Walks are raising money for charities close to their hearts.One of our recent participants on the Coastal Challenge Walk, Sir Thomas, wrote the following -We are so privileged to be fit and able to walk such a beautiful stretc...

Discount at Cotswold Outdoor

For our challenge walks in 2016 Shepherds Walks has negotiated a special discount for you to use at Cotswold Outdoor. During this year’s Shepherds Walks challenge walks you will receive a ‘loyalty card’ for you to get stamped after each walk. On this card there is also a barcode ...

Top to Sea - Berwick Walking Festival

Walk from the top of the county to the sea at this years’ Berwick Walking FestivalBerwick upon Tweed is gearing up the third walking festival that will be taking place in April this year.A guided walk from the summit of Cheviot – the highest point in Northumberland to the N...

What is the best cheap and budget walking UK GPS units on the market?

As we enter 2016 we will look at the best cheap and budget walking GPS units on the market.Lots have happened over the past 12 months which has brought some great GPS units on the market and it has certainly given you the buyer plenty of walking GPS options available.But say...

We will loan you a GPS units on all our holidays

Let’s take the stress out of your walking holiday.For all our self-led walking holidays in 2016 we are giving you the option to use one of our outdoor GPS units to help you navigate along the long distance trails. Don’t worry you will still get your paper map from Shepherds Walks...

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue team

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 sterl...

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 bookings to date have...

What is the best current walking outdoor handheld GPS unit?

What is the best current walking outdoor handheld GPS unit? Updated March 2016 - THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED. You can view the updated article here.Which GPS (Global positioning system) unit, what is the best one currently on the market? How many times do I get asked the questi...

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 the first time. It too...

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 their easy to use P...

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. These past few weeks h...

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 but it was okay since...

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 guiding business and to le...

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 Alnmouth all the wal...

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 at each meal as you b...

NEW Shepherds Walks app

The new Shepherds Walks app has been launched.It will hopefully enable those on the move to keep up to date with everything going on at Shepherds Walks.It is the first time we have ventured into the world of the mobile app so if you have any feedback please do get in touch.Curren...

Best winter walks

The days are drawing are short it  is often cold but if the weather is good I think the winter months are one of the best times to get out and enjoy the stunning countryside.If there is snow lying on the ground or a hard frost you can not beat it, as long as you wrap up warm...

How tough is your Garmin GPS?

After seeing this film on YouTube I just had to put it on the web site.I think the days of broken screens on any Garmin GPS are a thing of the past, with the latest models on offer. Just imagine doing a similar thing with your smartphone and I suspect you would not get past the f...

Open all year round

For the first time during winter 2013-14, Northumberland National Park’s visitor information point in Rothbury is to open every day instead of only at weekends.  The new hours will help people staying out of season who need help with information, activities and directions.Th...

Berwick Walking Festival 2014

The building blocks are in place ready for an inspiring new Berwick Walking Festival in 2014.Earlier this year a group of interested parties got together and started to plan a brand new Berwick Walking Festival for 2014 after gaining the support of Berwick Town council. After muc...

12 week training plan for challenge walk

Training – building up for a challenge walkA number of people have asked me to put together a short training programme which can help in the build up to any of our challenge walk events, so here you go.Even if you already do non walking exercise already you need to be aware...

Oregon 600 and Oregon 650 - review and first impressions

The new Oregon 650 was released just over a month ago now after much delay. The 600 came our 6 or 8 weeks earlier but with the added features of the 650 for not much extra money I thought it was worth waiting for before comparing and assessing the new flagship GPS units from Garm...

Young people - getting out and enjoying the countryside

It seems most days we read about the inactivity of youngsters today, we are told they spend all their time sat in front of games consoles or tapping away on their mobile phones. They may spend far too long doing these activities (but don’t we all) but over the past week I have re...

Safe crossing times to Holy Island

Walking across the Pilgrims Causeway onto Holy Island is one of the best walking experiences you can ever imagine. The sense of isolation is very different than countryside walks.But as Holy Islands island which also known as Lindisfarne you must work around the safe crossing tim...

What is the best walking outdoor handheld GPS unit

This article has been updated - You can read the updated article here.Choosing the best Outdoor GPS (Global positioning system) unitHow many times do I get asked the question at Shepherds Walks – What is the best outdoor handheld GPS unit or what is the best GPS unit for wa...

St Cuthberts Way Lindisfarne Gospels

  This year sees the welcomed return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the North East, their spiritual home. The Gospels were made and used at Lindisfarne Priory in the 8th Century by one man, Eadfrith, Bishop of Lindisfarne and were inspired by St Cuthbert. These ancient manusc...

Berwick Walking Festival 2014

Shepherds Walks have been successful in their bid to manage a Berwick Walking Festival in 2014, after the Town Council gave the bid the stamp of approval earlier this week.The concept of a Walking Festival came as a result of discussions between Town Clerk, Sue Finch, Area of Out...

Challenge yourself for HospiceCare-North Northumberland

A local business has teamed up with a local charity to help raise funds to support their work in the local area.On the 10th August North Northumberland Hospice will be the official charity for the 19 ½ mile St Cuthbert’s Way Challenge Walk and it is hoped that this will gi...

March Quiz

  How is your knowledge on Northumberland and walking in Northumberland?Test your knowledge.Prizes - 3 packs of 4 self guided walks.Ordnance Surevey map of your choice.----- To enter the competition click here. ------  ...

Nordic Walking for beginners - heading to the coast

A new Nordic Walking group aimed at beginners or those who have never tried Nordic Walking starts on Wednesday 13th March at Druridge Bay. The sessions have been put in place to introduce people to Nordic Walking in the lead up to the ‘Leki Nordic Walking’ festival at Kirkharle C...

Coquetdale Centre, Rothbury - The future

Northumberland National Park Authority and Shepherds Walks have joined forces to keep visitor information available for the new season at the Coquetdale Centre in Rothbury.  The agreement was reached with Jon Monks, owner of the walking guide company, to base his businesses,...

Rothbury Walking Festival 2013

The year 2013 is the year of the fifth Rothbury Walking Festival and it is great to see this premier Walking Festival still comes up with some superb guided walks in this special part of Nothumberland.Over recent years the Cragside Challenge has been added to the second weekend o...

Last years Coastal Challenge Walk - the walkers viewpoint

Written by Martin Ainscow Alnmouth: The startWe set off from Sunderland early, fully intent on catching the first bus from the meeting point at Alnmouth to the starting point at Budle Bay. It was shaping up to be a nice day for walking: a little cloudy and not too warm. We arrive...

Outdoor Skills for 2013

What if? The question that often gets asked by friends and relatives to anybody who goes out and walks on their own or with friends in the lovely countryside Northumberland has to offer, especially the high hill country of the Cheviot Hills.Therefore in 2013 Shepherds Walks are r...

Christmas opening hours 2012

Shepherds Walks Christmas 2012 opening hours Christmas Eve - 10.00 - 15.00Christmas Day - Thursday 27th Dec - ClosedFriday 28th Dec – 10.00 – 16.00 Saturday 29th Dec – 10.00 – 16.00 Sunday 30th Dec – Closed New Years Eve – Closed New Years Da...

Capricorn Mohair Socks - The sock story

Back in 2004 a gentleman gave me a pair of socks. I thought they were so good that three years later I bought the business from him - it’s true!I did (and still do) run Shepherds Walks and the previous owner of Capricorn Mohair Socks gave me a pair and said ‘see what you think of...

Some Christmas present ideas

Looking for a great Christmas present for a walker this year? Here are a few ideas from Shepherds Walks.  GPS Unit – Some great offers this Christmas.By far the best offer around this Christmas is the £50.00 off any Garmin Oregon 450 or GPS Map62s GPS unit. In al...

Dermasalve foot cream for serious walkers

Northumberland based Skin Salveation have expanded their unique skin care range to include a new Dermasalve foot cream for serious walkers. The formulation of the product is such that it provides exceptional deep moisturization for tired feet but is rapidly absorbed into the...

What are the best Nordic Walking poles for you?

Nordic Walking Poles – What are the best Nordic Walking poles for you?What are the best Nordic Walking poles? This is a question we get asked all the time and as one of the largest independent retailers of Nordic Walking poles in the country I thought it would be worth doin...

Customer Feedback

Received this letter from one of our walkers. It certainly brings a smile to your face - Dear Jon, Just wanted to give you some feedback from the Pennine Way series of guided walks through Northumberland.My husband Peter and I started doing these in Spring 2011, setting off from ...

My top 10 tips for walking in Northumberland

I hope you enjoy my ‘top 10 tips’ for walking in Northumberland.1. Dress correctly – this is Northumberland after all, so you need everything from your sunscreen to your waterproofs all in the same day. Seriously, look at the weather forecast and take the appropriate clothi...

Just launced today - Special offers on all Garmin GPS Units

Just launced today - Special offers on all Garmin GPS Units - £50.00 off moreToday we received some great Garmin GPS units. We are able to sell these discounted. I have never seen Garmin enable us to discount our best selling GPS units before -Garmin Oregon 450 - Was &poun...

Sept Quiz - Northumberland

How is you knowledge on walking in Northumberland.This is the second quiz to test your knowledge.The quiz will close on 12th October 2012 so please do enter and this months prizes are a full set of walking guides for Northumberland and a free place on next years Northumberland Co...

Natural Wonders of Coquetdale Revealed

The newest addition to our shop at Kirkharle offers everyone the chance to appreciate the natural wonders of a very special part of our county – without even needing to put on the hiking boots.That’s thanks to our latest book-arrival – called “Nature in Northumberland...

Away days for 2013 - Three Peaks, Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks (Pen-y-Ghent, Inglebourough and Whernside) are three iconic walks. They are truly stunning and with stunning views they make for some of the best walking in Britain.For 2013 we are trying a completely new concept which we are calling ‘away days’. I...

August Quiz - win over £75.00 in prizes

Thanks to everybody who entered the August Quiz from Shepherds Walks.The winner was Katharine Russell who won a set of Nordic Walking poles and a free Nordic walking course from Shepherds Walks.For those of you who entered the answers are as follows -Highest peak in Northumberlan...

How to use Garmin Basecamp - transferring routes

Over recent months Garmin BaseCamp software has become very popular. It is free software that works in conjunction with your Garmin GPS and enables you to view your maps, plan routes and lots more.If you buy a Garmin GPS from Shepherds Walks you get a free copy of How to use Garm...

St Cuthbert's Way Challenge - fast approaching

The first ever St Cuthbert’s Way Challenge Walk is fast approaching. This 19.5 mile Challenge Walk takes in the best section of this long distance trail and takes place on Saturday 11th August. Over recent years the popularity of Challenge Walks has grown massively. Challenge Wal...

Northumberland Nordic Walking Festival 2013

On the 7th April 2013 the first Northumberland Walking Festival takes place at Kirkharle Courtyard, in the heart of Northumberland.Aimed at everybody, from those who have never Nordic walked right through to experience Nordic walkers who want to take their skills to a new level i...

A look back at this years Rothury Walking Festival

The 2012 Rothbury Walking Festival was a resounding success, with just under 400 participants joining the walks, which ranged from short ‘taster’ sessions to the epic Cragside Challenge Walk which closed this, the fourth walking festival in this picturesque part of Northumberland...

The Cheviot the highest peak in Northumberland

The Cheviot, sometimes justified, gets a bad press.Standing at 2,676 feet (816 metres) it is the highest peak in Northumberland, but with a flat broad summit it does not treat the weary walker to great views, actually it does not treat you to any views from the summit.So my advic...

The best short walks in Northumberland

I am a big fan of short walks in Northumberland. On those summer days when you just want a short walk in Northumberland with the family, or a short walk on your way back home you need to check out one of these –1.    Hartburn Woodland WalkTake a picnic with y...

The best Long Distance Trails in Northumberland

In my eyes to make it onto the list of the best long distance trails in Northumberland the walk has to be varied. I don’t want to walk for a week looking at the same type of landscape. I want the walking to vary from day to day.Therefore these are my favourite long distance trail...

The best walks in Northumberland

A number of people have asked for my favourite walks in Northumberland. So over the coming weeks I will be going through the best day walks, long distance trails and short walks we have in Northumberland.These are just my personal preferences, but if you agree, or disagree please...

Challenge Walks in Northumberland

Challenge Walks in Northumberland, what is it all about?Below I have answered some of the main questions we get asked about our Challenge Walks in Northumberland.Are these Challenge Walks in Northumberland guided or self guided? - All the challenge walks (except Cragside which ha...

The Lindisfarne Gospels, return to North East

The Lindisfarne Gospels are set to return to the North East, their spiritual home, for a three-month visit next year from the 7th July to the 30th September 2013.The British Library agreed to the loan late last week and the timing will coincide with Durham's bid to be named the U...

Choosing a GPS (Global positioning system) unit

  THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED DUE TO NEW MODELS - click here for new article Choosing a GPS (Global positioning system) unitHow many times do I get asked the question at Shepherds Walks – What is the best handheld GPS unit of what is the best GPS unit for walking?We ...

Health Benefits of Walking

The health benefits of walking are widely known. What better way to keep fit than to get out in the area you live in or alternatively a drive out to the countryside. As it is low impact exercise what better way to get and keep fit.Regular walkers have less incidence of cancer, he...

Heading into the countryside, what do I need?

One of the most common questions we get asked is what equipment do I need to get out walking in the countryside?Clothing and Equipment for countryside walksDress for the conditions and please be prepared for rain, it is Northumberland after all.  A quick check of the local w...

My interview on Radio Newcastle - how to move sheep

 On Thursday 5th April I was live on Radio Newcastle talking about moving sheep, team building and the stunning countryside we have in Northumberland. ...

Bird's eye view of Northumberland

Last week I was lucky enough to be taken for a bird’s eye view of Northumberland by a good friend in his small plane.We took off from Eshott, flew up the Northumberland Coast and then came over to Rothbury.It was a lovely clear evening and I got some great shots.I have put them o...

Red Squirrels Northern England

Red squirrels in the UK are under threat from the introduced grey squirrel. Numbers in the UK have fallen from a onetime high thought to be around 3.5 million, to a current estimated population of around 120,000.The population in England is thought to be as low as 15,000. The mos...

What makes Shepherds Walks so unique?

 We understand the landscape you are walking throughAs Shepherds Walks is run by people who live, work and in the past have shepherded in the countryside we have a special relationship and understanding with the landscape you are walking through. You would not get a coal min...

St Cuthberts House B & B Challenge Walk offer

Shepherds Walks have teamed up with St Cuthbert’s House, the North East B & B of the year, to give you a truly special Northumberland Coastal Challenge Walk in 2012.St Cuthbert’s House, which is located on the outskirts of Seahouses, is a lovely historic building which has be...

Garmin Basecamp - help videos

As Garmin Basecamp is becoming more and more popular we are getting more questions about how to use this totally free software. I think with the advent of the new eTrex range coming out where you have to download the mapping, rather than getting it on a memory card it has tested ...

Walking on the Northumberland Coast

The stunning Northumberland Coast is renowned for its quality walks not just on the coast itself but also a little way inland. There is so much variety, with not just the picture postcard scenes but also the remote beauty for which the county is famous and for those ‘hidden gems’...

The Northumberland Coast, my favourite section

 My all time favourite section on the Northumberland Coast is ‘Sugar Sands Bay’ south of Craster and Howick.If you are walking south down the Northumberland Coast you have just passed along the busiest section of the coastal path (Dunstanburgh Castle to Craster) then 15 minu...

Rothbury Walking Festival 2012

 Thank you to everybody who has already booked onto this year’s Rothbury Walking Festival, we have had a great response to this year’s programme with one of the walks already fully booked!So please do take a minute to look through the walks programme and book onto the walks....

Get yourself challenged in 2012

After everybody’s over indulgence over Christmas now is the time to get into training for one of the many Challenge Walks in the region.Over recent years the popularity of Challenge Walks has grown massively. These are organised walks (which some people run) where participants ma...

What's in store for 2012?

I very much hope you had a good Christmas and New Year.It would be great if you could join Shepherds Walks again in 2012.I personally think we have the best possible plans for the year ahead, with something for everybody.  The following is a summary of what we have to offer....

Shepherds Walks Holidays

What's so great about Shepherds Walks Holidays?Watch the YouTube film and I very much hope you can join us in 2012. ...

The year that was 2011, on YouTube

A look back over the past 12 months with Shepherds Walks.Watch and enjoy!Have a great Christmas and New Year. ...

Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2011

Christmas Opening times for 2011. Shepherds Walks will be open the following hours over the festive period – Monday 19th to Friday 24th Dec – 10.00 – 17.00Saturday 24th Dec (Christmas Eve) – ClosedSunday 25th Dec (Christmas Day) – ClosedMonday 26th D...

Shepherds Walks on BBC Ramblings

A little while ago Clare Balding walked the length of St Oswald's Way in Northumberland, with a number of different ‘guests’.On the fourth leg of the route I walked one of my favourite sections of St Oswald’s Way from Weldon Bridge to Rothbury.St Oswald's Way is a 97-mile route, ...

Real Northumberland Clothes for Real Northumberland Walkers

A traditional Northumberland Mill has moved into the 21st century by opening their first online store, Otterburn Life.The store sells a mixture of their own-brand clothing Otterburn Classics and other specialist outdoor attire from many of the UK’s leading brands. Otterburn Life ...

Outdoor Leisure Show 2012 cancelled

Ocean Media were due to host the second Outdoor Leisure Show between 21-26 February 2011 at the NEC in Birmingham. The firm has also been forced to cancel the Outdoor Leisure Show, which made its debut earlier this year alongside the established Boat and Caravan brand, which has ...

Garmin BaseCamp

 One of the key issues in the world of digital maps has always been that GPS owners have had to purchase their OS maps & license twice; once for the PC for Route Planning and then again for their GPS to see an OS map on screen.Garmin have resolved this issue with a uniqu...

Rothbury Walking Festival 2012

The programme for the fourth Rothbury Walking Festival was announced yesterday. Even in 24 hours the feedback (which has already turned into bookings) has been very positive.Jon Monks, from the Rothbury Walking Festival said ‘This year we thought we would try a number of differen...

No more doom and gloom

With lots of gloom in the press at the moment it is great to see one rural business in Northumberland going from strength to strength.Shepherds Walks, now based at Kirkharle Courtyard, has certainly grown since its humble beginnings 11 years ago. Jon Monks, then a hill shepherd, ...

Shepherds Walks - the story

My life of walking is not quite as simple as people first think, but I am certainly not complaining. Back in 1999, when I was a hill shepherd in Northumberland I had a strange idea. I was fed up of following poorly written walking guides so as someone who lived and worked in the ...

Free Nordic Walking taster sessions

Nordic Walking has really increased in popularity of recent years as many people have enjoyed trying and learning the technique.On Sunday 4th September 2011 Shepherds Walks, who are based at Kirkharle Courtyard, are offering free taster sessions so people can see what all the fus...

Photo competition

For the month of July we are running a photo competition. As you follow one of our self led walking guides, attend one of guided walks, attend one of our courses or come on one of our challenge walks I am sure many of you will snap away with you camera.If you have ta...

Rothbury Walking Festival

Thanks to everybody who came to last week’s walking festival in Rothbury.We had a great 8 days and with some varied weather everybody went away with a real smile on their faces. The week started with some very popular walks looking at the Drover Roads of the Cheviots, a walk alon...

Coastal Challenge Walk 2011

On Monday 2nd May over 200 walkers set out to complete the first ever 26 miles Coastal Challenge Walk. Whilst the rest of the world were enjoying a well earned bank holiday lie-in the hardy bunch of walkers checked in at Alnmouth at 7.30 a.m. before being bussed up north of Bambu...

YouTube guide - How to download GPS Co-ord from Shepherds Walks

I have put together a short run through of how to downlaod the GPS co-ordinates from the Shepherds Walks web site. ...

Shepherds Diary - May

What a lambing time! nobody could have asked for better weather.This is truly the hardest time in the shepherd's year which normally is made harder by the presence of rain, wind and cold days/nights.But not 2011, we have had day after day of sun, dry fields, lots of grass and to ...

New - Download GPS waypoints

New – we have just updated the web site so you can now download GPS waypoints for many of our walks. More will follow over coming months but we are starting with some of our Northumberland walks.How does it work?Just add the GPS waypoints to your shopping cart as normal a...

Shepherds Walks - the story

YouTube - The story of how Shepherds Walks got to where it is at.  ...

Shepherds Diary - April

Lambing is here! You sit and wait and nature does what it does best. No point trying to rush things or being over anxious, nature will do everything in its own time.This is fundamentally the most important time in the shepherd's year. You are creating your work (and hopefull...

13 mile Cragside Challenge Walk.

Shepherds Walks has teamed up with the National Trust to put on the first ever 13 mile Cragside Challenge walk/ run. This will be a fitting conclusion to the 2011 Rothbury and Coquetdale Walking Festival.Starting at Cragside (free entry included in entry fee), the former home of ...

Berwick School children do it the Nordic way.

Holy Trinity First School in Berwick have just finished six months of Nordic Walking being taught not only to the children, but also to the parents during after school clubs.Nordic Walking originates from cross country skiers in Finland who started to use poles in their off-...

Rothbury and Coquetdale Walking festival 2011

Northumberland National Park has again teamed up with Shepherds Walks to bring together the 3rd Rothbury and Coquetdale Walking festival in June.Building on the success of the past two years with visitors coming from as far afield as the Isle of Wight, especially for the week of ...

Outdoor Leisure Show 2011

The 2011 Outdoor Leisure Show takes place in Hall 9 at the Natioanl Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham from 25th - 27th February 2011. If you enjoy spending your time rambling, fell walking, mountaineering, camping, bird watching, cycling, kayaking or exploring places of natural...

Hadrians Wall, series of day walks.

The Hadrians Wall National Trail is surely one of the most famous National Trails and visitors from all over the world flock to this 84 mile trail every year.Stretching across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the most important monument of Roman Britain, and the best-known fro...

Nordic walking

What is Nordic Walking? Nordic walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking it makes something we can all do twice as effective It uses poles to add two major benefits to walking upper body muscles are used as well as the legs the poles help to propel the walker along which ...