Tag: Kielder Water and Forest Park
Ospreys have returned to Kielder Water and Forest Park for the fourth year in a row. Two eggs have been laid and two nests are occupied. Volunteers and people from the Forestry Commission are watching with enthusiasm and hope as they follow the journey from chick to fledgling.
Northumberland offers some fantastic, exciting and interesting events, and Kielder Water and Forest Park is no exception. From May until July you can do everything from study nature, learn bush craft, observe the stars and the heavens, see the Northern Lights, or enjoy clay shooting! Find out more about what you can do at Kielder, Northumberland.
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.
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.
A grant from the Arts Council England will allow Kielder Water and Forest Park to embark on creating art and architecture history. The money will let visitors be involved in the creation of new works be becoming engaged with visual arts and artists at the Park. There are four new commissions, as well as workshops and master classes at Kielder.
Northumerland’s dark skies bid has received some impressive backing with the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics expressing a desire to support the initiative. The centre recognises the growing interest that people have in the skies, and believes that the few remaining dark sky sites should be protected as valuable resources.
An amateur astronomer and fan of Northumberland Dark Skies has created the same famous image of galaxies far away produced by the Hubble telescope in 1995. But Robbie did so by using only his own modest telescope at at Kielder Star Camp. Northumberland’s Dark Skies made it possible for Robbie to produce the image.
Tickets for a big and popular event go on sale on Friday Sept. 28, and no doubt lots of parents are awaiting the date! The even is the Kielder Winter Wonderland – a day-long celebration of all things Christmas running from Nov. 17 to Dec. 22, 2012.
Kielder Northumberland fungi foraging workshops in September. Learn what’s edible and what’s deadly!
Fungi season will soon be hear in the North of England , including Northumberland. If you are planning to go foraging, some new Kielder/Forestry Commission workshops will help you understand the difference between which fungi is safe to eat and which are deadly!
There’s a red revolution happening at Kielder Water and Forest Park according to rangers, with loads of red squirrels coming out the play and gather around a feeding station visible from Kielder Castle. It’s been a great experience for the rangers there who, although used to seeing plenty of Northumbria wildlife, have been amazed and the numbers of red squirrels visible each day.
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.
An mountain bike route at Kielder has stayed open despite damage after record rainfall and floods. The Deadwater Trail, one of the highest in England, was repaired by volunteers from BT who were at Kielder on a team building day. The damage happened when flood water cascaded down Deadwater Fell and carved up part of the trail.
Fit cyclists and runners from across the UK are encouraged to enter the The Salomon Kielder Marathon, a duathlon relay event, in October this year. The event includes a cycle, run and sprint and teams or individuals can enter. Participants will see some of the most stunning scenery in the North of England in what is Britain’s most beautiful marathon.
The Kielder Viaduct which carried trains from Hexham to and from Riccarton Junction will celebrate its 150th birthday on July 1 with talks, food, great company and a seven-mile walk across the viaduct. The Northumberland viaduct is an inspiring landmark and was made possible by mathematical genius Peter Nicholson. The construction project imposed an enormous challenge for engineers because the rail line crossed the North Tyne river at an angle.
Kielder Water & Forest Park and Northumberland National Park are hoping that Northumberland in the North of England will soon be home to an area of protected starry dark sky. They are talking with residents, parish councils and businesses to explain the proposals and gauge feedback prior to making an application to International Dark Skies Association (IDA), based in Tucson, USA to create a Dark Sky Park in Northumberland. If successful, it would be the third largest area of dark sky in the world.
A £10m development at Calvert Trust in Kielder, Northumberland, in the North East of England is one step closer to fruition. Calvert Trust Kielder gives people of all abilities, but especially those with disabilities, the chance to realise their full potential and take part in adventurous activities just like everyone else. Planning permission was granted by Northumberland County Council for extensive additions and alterations to the Calvert Trust centre in Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland.