The walking guides for the walking festival.

The people who will be leading the walks  -

Mike Evens - Mike is a Northumberland National Park Volunteer Ranger, a member of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue and is a professional guide for Shepherds Walks.

Mike's enthusiasm, wit and local knowledge are second to none and as he only lives five minutes away from Rothbury his local knowledge will help to bring the walks to life during the Rothbury and Coquetdale Midsummer Walking Festival.

You will have some good fun on his walks.


Richard Holmes - Richard's knowledge on the geology of the region is extensive. His enthusiasm for the region is infectious and after being a National Park Volunteer Ranger and Team Leader for Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue for a number of years his walk leader skills are first class.

Richard has walked extensively in Rothbury and Coquetdale including leading a number of field trips. You will leave his walks far more knowledgeable and inspired after spending a few hours in Richard's capable hands.


Jon Monks - Jon started the legendary 'Shepherds Walks' back in 1999. A former hill shepherd Jon looks at the landscape from a shepherd's perspective, which is truly unique. After being featured on BBC Countryfile, Radio 4 Ramblings and many broadsheet papers Jon has built his business up to be the largest walking business in the North East of England.

Jon now lives in Rothbury so he will be leading the walks 'on his doorstep' during the walking festival. The enthusiasm that Jon shows for this area is well known and you will leave his walks uplifted and excited about the walking in the Rothbury and Coquetdale area.