The Shepherd’s Crook

The paths travelled are shepherds’ paths.

The Shepherd’s Crook

The shepherd’s third arm, which acts as a long arm to catch the sheep by the hind legs.

To navigate the changing terrain, the shepherds use a staff carved from hazel wood, as they are very straight, lightweight and allow them to control the sheep.

Hikers will be given a staff made of hazel wood which is to be marked upon the completion of each of the five stages: the five shepherd’s marks of each house.

Those that obtain the five marks will be given the trophy, the Shepherd’s Crook

 

The Shepherd’s Crook