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Northumberland National Park has been supporting the development of countryside cycling resources from Hadrian’s Wall to Wooler over the past few years. Now, all that information accessible via a click with the launch of The Cycle PaD, a one-stop online knowledge shop bringing together everything cyclists might need to know about Northumberland. It will give a central point for the wealth of cycling equipment and event providers, routes and guides that our beautiful National Park and the county has to offer.
Staff at Once Brewed National Park Centre in Northumberland were winners at the prestigious North East England Tourism awards after collecting the prize for Best Information Provider Award. Now, they are set to train a new group of Visitor Ambassadors. The new staff are being recruited to be out and about in the park during the 2013 season.
Food writer Harriet Southall shares great ideas for alternative Mother’s Day gifts and turns the spotlight on sweet treats! Some North East England mums have produced a fabulous foodie gift for mothers everywhere. It includes cinder toffee, delicious raspberry jam, chutney, chocolate pudding and lots more!
The largest observatory at Kielder has been renamed The Sir Patrick Moore Observatory, after the famous astronomer who died in late 2012. The renaming was done by members of the BBC’s Sky at Night programme and members of the local Astronomical Society. It was done while the BBC was filming a programme for the series at Kielder.
People across the North East of England and the Scottish Borders are urged to support National Nest Box Week and give a brood a home. Find out more and what you can do to support local wildlife.
If you would like to see costumes worn by the stars up close, now is your chance. Woodhorn in Northumberland is displaying outfits worn by actors including Kiera Knightley, Kate Winslett, Bette Davis, Jude Dench, Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter. The exhibition will include information about designers and the processes involved in creating the clothing.
Kevin O’Hara, conservation officer with Northumberland Wildlife Trust, continues the tale began at the beginning of January. Back then, he revealed there were strange noises going in in his garden at night. This month’s column reveals the culprit, as well as highlights of February. He reminds us too to keep feeding birds in this cold weather.
Marketing pro Colin Corlett takes a look at how to choose a letting agency for your holiday property. He reviews the pros and cons of national and local agencies and outlines everything you need to consider when making the decision.
Do you love walking and history? Then the Haltwhistle Walking Festival is just for you. It will have plenty of walks that cover Northumberland history, including treks around Hadrian’s Wall, through Border Reivers country and ancient standing stones. There will also be walks touching on the impact of World War II and a history talk on the Reivers by Paddy Dillon. read on to find out more!
A special project is taking place in Northumberland National Park to protect threatened habitats and species. The Border Uplands is an important part of the park and home to a great and vibrant range of plants and animals. The scheme will aim to improve environmental networks and give the area a much better chance at thriving.