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Northumberland Ospreys Return to Kielder for 2013

Northumberland Ospreys Return to Kielder for 2013

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Kielder Northumberland summer events programme

Kielder Northumberland summer events programme

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Northumberland Wildlife Trust seeks volunteers to help with Kielder Osprey Watch

Northumberland Wildlife Trust seeks volunteers to help with Kielder Osprey Watch

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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BBC’s Sky At Night unveils the Sir Patrick Moore Observatory at The Kielder Observatory

BBC’s Sky At Night unveils the Sir Patrick Moore Observatory at The Kielder Observatory

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  February 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Kielder Northumberland’s new art and architecture programme

Kielder Northumberland’s new art and architecture programme

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Northumberland Dark Sky plan gets backing from world-famous observatory

Northumberland Dark Sky plan gets backing from world-famous observatory

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  January 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Snowy Kielder Forest, Northumberland

Snowy Kielder Forest, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

See the pristine beauty of these images of Kielder Forest, covered in snow. Temperatures have fallen and a winter wonderland has appeared across this part of Northumberland. Enjoy the images and have a wonderful holiday season, everyone!

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Northumbrian dark skies fan creates stunning image as a homage to Hubble

Northumbrian dark skies fan creates stunning image as a homage to Hubble

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Kielder Winter Wonderland 2012 tickets on sale beginning Friday

Kielder Winter Wonderland 2012 tickets on sale beginning Friday

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

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.

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Kielder Northumberland fungi foraging workshops in September. Learn what’s edible and what’s deadly!

Kielder Northumberland fungi foraging workshops in September. Learn what’s edible and what’s deadly!

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

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!

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Red squirrel revolution at Kielder!

Red squirrel revolution at Kielder!

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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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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Kielder mountain bike route damaged by record floods, but volunteers repair trail in record time

Kielder mountain bike route damaged by record floods, but volunteers repair trail in record time

Other posts by  |  July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Salomon Kielder Marathon set for October

Salomon Kielder Marathon set for October

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  July 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Kielder Viaduct celebrates 150th birthday

Kielder Viaduct celebrates 150th birthday

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

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.

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Northumberland could be home to Europe’s largest dark sky preserve

Northumberland could be home to Europe’s largest dark sky preserve

Other posts by  |  May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Calvert Trust Centre development plan approved by Northumberland County Council

Calvert Trust Centre development plan approved by Northumberland County Council

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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