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Forestry Commission grant to help restore ancient woodland near Haughton Castle in Northumberland

Forestry Commission grant to help restore ancient woodland near Haughton Castle in Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  September 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The old woods on the North Tyne River at 13th century Haughton Castle will get a makeover, after the Forestry Commission has promised to spend £50,000 to assist with a transformation of the area that will take the woods back to nature.

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Tarset Bastle trail Northumberland; route created by Forestry Commission & Tarset Archive Group

Tarset Bastle trail Northumberland; route created by Forestry Commission & Tarset Archive Group

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

An exciting new walking trail has opened in Northumberland, and allows walkers to travel back in time and explore the land of robbers and raiders hundreds of years ago. The Tarset Bastle Trail takes in plenty of interesting history with great story boards, and includes bastles, built to protect families and livestock, and a testament to Northumberland’s bloody past.

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Kielder osprey chick flies for the first time in Northumbrian skies

Kielder osprey chick flies for the first time in Northumbrian skies

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  July 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

A osprey chick at Kielder Water & Forest Park has flown for the first time! The maiden voyage was made by the healthy young bird after stretching her winds for a few days and taking a few hops on the nest. Her flight was a great success and soon she will be shown how to hunt by her parents.

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Fledgling osprey chicks at Kielder Northumberland are ringed after surviving record rainfall

Fledgling osprey chicks at Kielder Northumberland are ringed after surviving record rainfall

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  July 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fledgling osprey chicks have been ringed by Forestry Commission staff this week. Staff and volunteers are really pleased with the health and progress of this year’s chicks given the horrendous weather in the last few months. Ringing will man the birds can be monitored in the wild.

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New dad spotted on Kielder Northumberland osprey nest

New dad spotted on Kielder Northumberland osprey nest

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Excitement has built at Kielder Osprey Watch 2012 in Kielder Water and Forest Park after rangers and volunteers spotted what they believe is a new male, not seen at the forest before. He has fathered a healthy chick and it appears he may have replaced the male osprey seen at Kielder since 2009.

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Walk marks Kielder Viaduct’s 150th birthday

Walk marks Kielder Viaduct’s 150th birthday

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

On New Year’s Day 2012 more than 60 people gathered for a walk to mark the 150th birthday of the Kielder Viaduct. The Forestry Commission led the walk through Kielder Water & Forest Park and then across the Kielder Viaduct.

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