The Stanbury Walker
The Stanbury Walker is a a traditional, cushion sole, sturdy walking sock in Exmoor wool. Made in the UK from fleeces of the North Devon Exmoor Bluefaced sheep and named after the local Lynton farmer, John Stanbury, who breeds the very sheep that supply the wool.
The Stanbury Walker – British made luxury in wool
The Stanbury Walker is a traditional, ribbed, ankle length sock with a cushion sole. I make the socks from fleeces of the North Devon Exmoor Bluefaced sheep which is a Exmoor Horn/Blufaced Leicester crossbreed. British wool is an excellent fibre for socks as its ability to absorb moisture keeps feet warm and dry. The Stanbury Walker is named after the local Lynton farmer, John Stanbury, who breeds the very sheep that supply the wool.
The socks are knitted by a traditional, family run sock manufacturer in the UK Midlands. The yarn from which they are knitted was spun for us in by John Arbon at the Fibre Harvest mill in North Devon. Now John has retired, it will be spun at another mill in the UK using the same blend of fibres.
The Stanbury Walker is a a comfortable walking sock for both men and women. There are three unisex sizes, small (UK shoe size 4-7), medium (8-10) and large (11-13). For EU Shoe Sizes and foot sizes, please see the Sizing Guide on the product page.
Each colourway has a contrast top band. We plan on having eight current colourways in stock, in addition to those we are phasing out. This year, we’ve starting introducing some new colours and phasing out Foreland Red, Fern Green and Terracotta. The new colours are Dark Gold, Madder Red, Rose and a new mid green. These new colourways are now starting to be delivered from the knitters.
Composition: 60% Exmoor Blueface wool / 25% other British wools / 15% Nylon. The nylon content provides enough stretch to give a good fit.
I use natural fibres, so please remember to read the care information.
Returns and Exchanges
If you wish to return unwanted items, please post them back to us, unworn, and with their original packaging within 28 days. Please include details of your original order or where you purchased the item. We can only refund or exchange items purchased directly from us.
We will refund the cost of your original purchase (excluding delivery charges) once we have received the goods. You may want to send the items by tracked and/or Signed-for service as we can not be responsible for items lost in transit.
For more information, view our full Delivery and Returns information page.
Our natural fibre, unisex socks are kinder to your feet than synthetic alternatives, but this means they need a gentle wash. We recommend our alpaca and wool socks are gently hand washed and rinsed in tepid water, squeezing gently rather than wringing. A vigorous machine wash (whatever the temperature) with too much detergent or long spin, may result in shrinkage.
Leave to dry naturally and do not put in a tumble dryer.