Tag: North Pennines AONB
Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB, Wildlife Trust join forces to protect Simonside wetland
Volunteers from across Northumberland and the North of England are joining together to help save a vital and important piece of the Northern landscape. The Simonside wetland in Northumberland will be the focus of their attention as provides a home to many kinds of wildlife.
The popular Bowlees Visitor Centre in County Durham is set to be refurbished by the North Pennines AONB, following the announcement that the organisation has leader funding for the project.
A new online guide designed to help people enjoy holidays that have a low impact on the environment has been created by Green holidays website Greentraveller.co.uk and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership.
The stunning and amazing variety of minerals in the North Pennines will be discussed by local geologist Brian Young as part of the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s 2012 events programme next Tuesday, May 29. It will take place at High Forest Community Centre, Sinderhope, East Allen Valley.
The hay meadows in the North Pennies will be an area of focus next week when a group of visitors from the Romanian region of Transylvania arrive to explore this special habitat. The people will meet those who take care of the hay meadows and discover more about the work done by AONB Partnership’s Hay Time project.
The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty unveils its events programme for 2012 and there is a great mix to choose from – every thing from sorting the facts from the fiction about bats, ancient rocky walks, and exploring flora an fauna of this very special place.
People enjoying the North Pennines countryside are being asked to take special care during spring, the critical time when both wildlife and farm livestock will be rearing their young.
The North Pennines AONB Partnership is asking people to be wildfire aware as they visit the countryside this spring. The AONB Partnership works with other organisations through wildfire groups (see Note 6) to reduce the incidence and risks of wildfires, especially on moorland and in forests.
Two men will learn the ancient skill of dry stone walling in the coming summer months. The men will be part of the four-year Heritage Landscape Skills project which is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. They will learn the craft in the North Pennines AONB in the North of England. The two trainees are Lee Hope of Warburton Crescent, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear and Dale Pattinson of Highfields, Tow Law, County Durham.
The North Pennines AONB Partnership has received a national award for the part it is playing in tackling the effects of climate change. The Partnership’s Peatland Programme won the category ‘Best Initiative by a Local or Regional Body’ in the Climate Week Awards announced in London recently.
A brand new partnership covering four nationally protected landscapes has been set up. It runs 115 miles from the Scottish borders through Northumberland and Durham to North Yorkshire. The area it covers contains protected landscapes with a common set of species, habitats and land uses.
Nature lover Noelle Wright has received support from the Forestry Commission to help rescue a piece of ancient woodland she owns in Allendale the North Pennines. The Commission has offered its expertise and a £4,000 grant to help re-invigorate the wood, and will work with Noelle and the North Pennines AONB Partnership to restore the area. Under-management following timber felling in the 1990s has left the wood in a poor state. As well, native trees including oaks are being shaded out by faster growing foliage, whilst rye grass blown in from nearby fields is overwhelming wild flowers.
The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership has access to The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) and Small Grants Fund (SGF). It will make thousands of pounds of money available to turn ideas into reality in April 2012. The search is on for great ideas that will benefit local communities.
Reading the Rocks: Exploring the Geology and Landscape of the North Pennines is a new book produced by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership. It offers an impressive journey through time and explains how the rocks in the North of England were once part of a a deep ocean and violent volcanoes.