Exploring the far reaches of the Epiacum farmsteading

Join us for an invigorating walk on Sunday 21st May to explore the ruined shielings nestled in the furthest reaches of Castle Nook and Whitlow farm. 

Shielings are the summer homes of shepherds and farmworkers, built in the upper grounds where the livestock were taken to eat the sweet grass during the summer months. Today this area is full of birdsong and wildflowers, with a multitude of insects pollinating them. The views are amazing too.

Date: Sunday 21st May     Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm  (approx)    Start: Whitlow Farmhouse

Distance: approx 5km, but over steep and rough terrain

More info and booking: admin@epiacumheritage.org

Background reading

Many individuals and organisations are involved with the management of Epiacum. We would particularly like to thank the following: Heritage Lottery Fund, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, Historic England, and Natural England