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Our Company – Sara Robson

Sara Robson – loves exploring Northumberland Most of Sara’s time as a youngster was spent outside; finding frogspawn, lighting fires, camping, building dens and treehouses.  Having lived in Northumberland her whole life, Sara has explored the county’s castles, coast, and wild places since childhood. After school, Sara studied photography at Newcastle College, gaining a Foundation Read more

Our Company – Kevin Robson

Kevin Robson – snap him in half and he has the “great outdoors” written in the middle Born in County Durham, Kevin left school to work as a roofing apprentice.  At the age of eighteen he left home with £20 in his pocket and hitchhiked to the Lake District.  From there, he travelled the world Read more

Our Company – What?

What we do – in a nutshell! Tours in Northern England With a local guide explore: Hadrian’s Wall Castles of the Coast Standing Stones Medieval Monasteries Bushcraft Learn traditional skills such as: Fire lighting Foraging Making natural cordage School educational workshops We specialise in Prehistory Stone Age Bronze Age Iron Age and we look at Read more

Home from home; in a Stable

When the telephone rang with an invitation to stay at the newly refurbished Chesters Stable we jumped at the chance. Over the past few months we have been keenly watching the development of the former stable block. Like most people when you imagine a stable, you probably picture something far from Chesters Stables. The sandstone building is Read more

Northumberland Day 2018

On Thursday Kevin was invited to Longstone Lighthouse on The Farne Islands to help officially launch Northumberland Day 2018.  Check out The Chronicle newspaper article for a short video. The day included a boat trip with George Shiel, to the lighthouse that was home to the Darling family in the early 1800’s, with it’s most famous Read more

Kevin's caving mentor

Hard Decisions at Sleets Gill

Last weekend marked the 26th anniversary of the rescue of Roy and Les from Sleets Gill cave. This rescue was special for many reasons… It was one of the first ever British underwater rescues from a cave, which combined mountain rescue and cave diving teams, working alongside the emergency services. What makes the story so Read more

The Farm – Ribe

My grandfather was a dairy farmer and most of my early memories are being with him and my grandmother on the farm while they milked the cows, tended their vegetable patch and fed the chickens, so I have always felt an affinity for farming. Being so close to the animals at Ribe was a pure Read more

The Carpenters – Ribe

Wood is perhaps the greatest renewable resource that has been available to us throughout human history. Tree identification can be difficult, even with the bark and leaves on view, yet a skilled carpenter can use the patterns of the grain, colour, texture and smell to distinguish the type of wood. Historically, an axe is the tool of Read more