Archive for November, 2012
Looking for the perfect real Christmas tree? Come to Kielder Castle on Dec. 8 and 9 and select from some superfresh fir and spruce trees. Want a tree to last through until the New Year? Read on for tips on how to keep your tree fresh and healthy.
Do you enjoy beautiful winter evenings, visual art, bright lights, sculpture and performance? If so, then you will love Enchanted Parks. This is a NewcastleGateshead Initiative that will see parks transformed with creativity in preparation for the festive season.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has been affected by cuts in funding for wildlife conservation work. The organisation and its patron, the broadcaster and keen conservationist Bill Oddie, are hoping people will support it over the Big Give Christmas Challenge, set to take place in early December.
A Travelodge survey of 2,500 children sees majestic and magnificent Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland and Cumbria featured as one of the top ten landmarks. The survey was carried out by the famous travel guide Lonely Planet and was carried out online earlier this year.
The wildlife trust hopes to received funding to help conserve grasslands in the region. The unique and beautiful places could receive additional care thanks to monies from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Food writer Harriet Southall gives a superb overview of some of the best North East of England foods you can put on your table this Christmas and New Year’s. Take a look at her review of great gifts and tasty treats you can find across the region. Of if your a home bod, shop online at local websites.
A new memorial to service men killed in an air crash during the Second World War has been erected at the crash site – a remote spot in Kielder Forrest, Northumberland. The spot is a protected military wreck site and now has a new cross in place, thanks to Richard Maughan, who has an interested in Second World War history.
We are spoiled for choice when it comes to woodlands in Northumberland. And this autumn has brought truly stunning range of colour from the beech, birch and aspen trees. This gallery highlights some of the best colours visible in the North of England.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust wildlife expert Kevin O’Hara gives a splendid overview of wildlife in the mid-autumn month of November. He notes the effect of a very wet spring and summer on our trees; many have failed to bear fruit or flower. On a positive note, look our for sparrows and starlings on their way home.