Chestnut Long Shepherd's Crook
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Chestnut Long Shepherd's Crook

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  • Made from coppiced chestnut wood
  • Fitted with a smart metal ferrule
  • Features the iconic crooked handle
  • Especially popular among bramble pickers


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Chestnut Long Shepherd's Crook

The Chestnut Long Shepherd's Crook is a distinctive and traditional country walking stick, ideal for everyday country use, as well as hiking. Made from coppiced chestnut wood and featuring a practical crooked handle, the cane is particularly popular among bramble pickers.

Ideal for the Countryside

In the British countryside, a rustic walking stick is an indispensable accessory, carried by people of all ages. With its modest design, convenient crooked handle and metal ferrule that provides a safe grip when you are making your way through mud, stinging nettles and brambles, the Chestnut Long Shepherd's Crook is the perfect everyday walking stick.

The Crook

Traditionally used by shepherds when herding their flock, as the crook handle makes the stick easy for the shepherd to wield, and can also be used for catching sheep around the neck. Today, crook-handled walking sticks are still highly popular for hiking and particularly loved by bramble pickers.

Chestnut Wood

This long country stick is grown from coppiced chestnut wood, as chestnut is one of the trees that responds very well to this method, which is still commonly practised in Great Britain. This type of wood is known for its strength and durability, making it the ideal material for walking sticks.

A Brief History on Coppicing

These sticks are made using the centuries-old 'coppice-with-standard' forestry system to produce the raw material needed to make beautiful walking sticks. Beneath an upper canopy of maturing timber trees, smaller ash trees are grown to around 10cm (4") in diameter. They are then cut at a height of approximately 120cm (4").

Each plant produces new shoots, which are just above the nibbling height of the woodlands population of wild roe deer. Over three to four years, these shoots grow to the correct height and diameter to form raw material for walking sticks.

Often part of the original tree is cut with the stick; turned the other way up, this becomes the handle for a knobstick. Straight sections of wood become hiking poles and those with a natural 'V' in the wood become thumbsticks.

Sizing of the Chestnut Long Shepherd's Crook

The approximate height of this cane is 137cm (54"). Due to the natural sourcing and manufacturing process, however, the length may vary slightly from product to product.

Specifications of the Chestnut Long Shepherd's Crook

  • Colour: Chestnut brown
  • Handle type: Crook
  • Handle material: Chestnut wood
  • Product weight: 495g
  • Shaft material: Chestnut wood
  • Shaft type: Fixed
  • Ferrule: Metal

Delivery - Free UK Mainland Delivery

Delivery is free of charge on all items at Health and Care when delivered to a mainland UK address.

This item is usually dispatched by Royal Mail 1st Class Post or better.

This item is usually dispatched the same day when ordered before 2.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Coronavirus Update

We are still dispatching orders throughout the Coronavirus epidemic. On occasion, due to spikes in demand for certain products, our dispatch times may be slightly extended.

You will receive an email confirming dispatch when your order is on its way to you.

Our team are working hard to process orders as quickly as possible. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

The delivery expectation of 1st Class Royal Mail is 1 to 3 working days, but most packages arrive the next day after dispatch.

Please call our Health and Care Customer Care Team on 020 7720 2266 if you have any questions about the delivery of this item.

Customer Reviews
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Shepherds crook
Friday, 21 September 2018  | 

It is for my wife for a Christmas present as we have a border collie! It is a little taller than I expected, do you supply a shorter one?

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Service and delivery
Monday, 12 December 2016  | 

The item was bought as an Xmas gift, and has not yet been opened, but I can say the service was extremely friendly and efficient, and speed of delivery was ahead of expectation.

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Chestnut Long Shepherds Crook
Sunday, 6 November 2016  | 

Exactly what I was looking for. Free and fast delivery. Product was as described. Excellent all round service

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shepherds stick
Friday, 22 April 2016  | 

very nice looking stick for the price , bought it for my son as part birthday present will come in very handy when walking the dogs

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Sheppards crook
Sunday, 11 October 2015  | 

Purchased for a birthday present and it was exactly what we wanted. Excellent service in terms of prompt delivery, good quality products and value for money.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.