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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 Stables 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 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

Janus Roman God of January

January – The Month of Janus

January is named after Janus, the Roman God of beginnings, gates and doorways.  Janus looks into the past, present and future.    January the first month of the Julian calendar was dedicated to Janus as this was the beginning of the new year.  The custom of exchanging small gifts developed, the most popular gift to Read more

Bushcraft at Langley

Yorkshire Post Article

Here is a lovely write up  in the Yorkshire Post about our bushcraft activities, available at Langley Castle. We have a close working relationship with Langley Castle and quite often we provide tours or bushcraft activities for their guests. Langley is a wonderfully charismatic place to stay during your time in Northumberland, and for the more Read more