Archive for March, 2013
In this article writer, poet and walker Geoff Holland takes us on an iconic trek in The Cheviot Hills as he climbs Windy Gyle, one of the highest points in the North of England. Windy Gyle is actually high enough to be classified as a mountain. It is a challenging but incredible rewarding walk, rewarded by stunning vistas.
The Northumberland battlefield site of Halidon Hill near Berwick can create an unsettling atmosphere, especially when the sky is overcast with steel grey clouds. Historian and writer Jon Tait took a trip there recently and describes the site and the chilling atmosphere in that lonely place.
If you love wildlife and have time to spare on Bank Holiday weekends, Northumberland Wildlife Trust invites you to become part of the team involved in the Kielder Osprey Watch at Leaplish Park, Kielder, this summer. This is a thrilling project in which to be involved and you will be helping ensure that the ospreys are here to stay in Northumberland.
Kevin O’Hara sets about preparing to record the advent of spring in the North East of England. But he feels some sadness too and laments the struggles that wildlife experience in the face of development and management methods of the countryside. Find out more about how we can help and support wildlife in these challenging times.
NewcastleGateshead will host the UK’s biggest annual science event in September 2013, the British Science Festival – bringing innovation and creativity together in one of UK’s stand-out cultural destinations. It welcomes hundreds of the UK’s top scientists in a programme that offers everything from lectures, debates and hands-on activity for schools and families, to comedy and theatre.