New walks series unveiled

Dr Ian Kille
Dr Ian Kille

A geology expert who runs a business promoting the rich and diverse landscape of the region has unveiled his new programme of guided walks and talks.

Former bed and breakfast owner Dr Ian Kille recently decided to go full time with his Northumbria Earth venture, which gives people the chance to explore the landscape of Northumberland and the Borders.

As part of this, Dr Kille will be working in partnership with the the Northumberland Area of Outstanding Beauty to offer an extended schedule of treks.

These include family-friendly ones, gentle geo-diversity with easier path-based walks and events taking people across the beach to get up close to the rocks.

Dr Kille said: “Last year’s walks proved very successful with large numbers of people turning up, so I have tried this year to diversify the walks to appeal to particular groups of people, giving more tailored walks, which I hope will make them more enjoyable for all.”

The season’s first walk, entitled Stony Stories, will be a 2km family geo-walk on Monday, April 6, starting at 10am.

It will explore the rocks and fossils at Cocklawburn beach and people should meet at the car park by the Near Skerrs.

The next walk in the series will be on Wednesday, April 8, taking participants out to Dunstanburgh Castle and the Greymare rocks to have a look at the Whin Sill .

Dr Kille will also be offering two walks during the Berwick Walking Festival, which runs from Saturday, April 11, to Thursday, April 16.

For more information about the new programme of walks and talks and Northumbrian Earth, visit