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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

Our Company – How?

How we do what we do! Using activities and traditional skills we help people connect to the landscape, the environment, and our shared cultural heritage so people develop a better relationship with the world around them. Using the finest storytelling on our tours we create links to our predecessors. Their tales echo across time, as Read more

Activity based learning for kids

Our Company – Why?

Why we do what we do! We believe people are losing their connection to the outdoors and this is having a detrimental effect on our collective well-being.  Our company connects people to the landscape and the environment, through their cultural heritage. We believe that if people feel connected to the world around them they are 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

Fledgling Tit

Watching this little fledgling tit learning to fly reminded us that confidence is built over time, especially when trying new skills for the first time. We always try to encourage people to adopt a sympathetic point of view when learning something new so that people can realise it takes practice and patience. Check out the 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

Mindful Monsters

Our work at Ancient Britain often involves working with kids.  It is very rewarding to open up history in fun and imaginative ways, or to introduce the joys of bushcraft and playing out in the woods! As it is Mental Health Awareness week, we thought we’d raise awareness that kids can struggle with mental health Read more