Shepherds Walks is an award winning resource for walks throughout Northumberland, Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.
Each and every one of the self guided walking guides has been written and researched by Jon Monks, a local Northumbrian Hill Shepherd.
There are walks for every level of walker. From short walks for all the family, to the ascent some of some of the highest peaks in Northern England and the Borders.
The walks are quite unique, written from a Shepherds perspective.
Living and working in the countryside, Jon has tried to incorporate his knowledge of the outdoors and the way that the landscape is worked into each walking guide, aiming to make every walk a better experience for those exploring these special undiscovered parts of the country.
Jon also leads guided walks and a diary of these events is also available. On these, Jon aims to explain in a relaxed, straightforward manner the countryside you are walking through, the way it is farmed and the local history.
The programme, aired on Sunday 7th March, followed the exciting story of the famous historic landscape designer Capability Brown and the discovery of the plans for his birthplace – Kirkharle, the home of Shepherds Walks.
The famous ‘serpentine lake’ was excavated putting in place a path and landscaping, and, as tree planting was just about to get under way Julia Bradbury was keen to be involved. The BBC spent a full day filming which included Julia very much, wanting to get ‘hands on’ and help some of the craftsmen and women who are based at this ever expanding complex.
An extremely efficient, friendly service. Professional brochures are delivered by first class post, they contain concise information about all of the walks including; 6 figure grid reference, difficulty level, distance and approximate time the walk will take.
Walking guides are inexpensive, especially if purchased as a set. They come complete with a free waterproof sleeve and the set will have a zippa bag to keep everything safe in one place.
Shepherds Walks website – Award winning walking guides, guided walks and much more.
Ponteland Journal Live – Kirkharle project to feature on BBC’s Countryfile
BBC Countryfile – Kirkharle project featured on 7th March 2010