Tag: Northumberland coast
Golfing journalist and lover of the sport Matthew Moore begins a new series for This Is Northumberland about North East Golf courses. He will take us through some of the best and most dramatically-placed courses in the world. And they are here, in the North East of England and the Scottish Borders!
Keen to witness the struggles brand new Antlantic grey seal pups face in the first few weeks of life? Now is your chance. Special trips are running to the Farne Islands, Northumberland, home to England’s largest breeding ground of Atlantic grey seals, until October 31.
A mass skinny dip is set to take place at Druridge Bay in Northumberland as two dedicated fund raisers aim to raise more than £2000 for the charity MIND. Find out how you can support.
Vikings are at Lindisfarne taking part in Viking Week, marking the terrifying raids of the 8th century. This week, the Vikings delivered an important safety message about paying attention to tide times before crossing Holy Island Causeway. This weekend, there will be a spectacular Viking finale.
The Peace Camp project at Dunstanburgh Castle is now live and runs until Sunday, July 22. It will have love poetry suggested by members of the public performed over a specially-commissioned music soundtrack from dusk to dawn. See images of the beautiful camp next to Dunstanburgh Castle, taken by Richard Nias.
Ian Kille, a Northumerland geologist, has partnered with the Coast AONB to lead a series of geology walks in coming weeks. The first walk is called Fire and Ice – travelling to the edge of things and is set to take place on Lindisfarne on May 12. The events are free, no booking required.
The Powder House, which is a A Grade II Listed building near Seahouses, Northumberland, has been restored. The former gunpowder store house is on Seahouses Point and was built in 1886. It was used to store the gunpowder that was used in blasting for the construction of the Long Pier and the New Harbour. Its isolated location on the rocks was for safety reasons, in the event of an accidental explosion.
Tourism businesses are invited to attend the next Coast and Country even. It is set for Feb. 23 and is entitled a Coastal Odyssey. Set for February 23, it is entitled A Coastal Odyssey. The event will include a tour of a National Trust reserve with the warden and a visit to The Ship Inn at Low Newton for lunch. Later there will be a talk about the micro brewery at the Inn developed by Christine Forsyth.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has been given more than £1,100 to fund research into the dolphin population off the coast of North East England. The grant to the trust has come from the Royal Society for Wildlife Trusts’ Marine Fighting Fund. It will let the trust do surveys wice a week for the next year along the Northumberland coast.
The Amble Boat Company has produced an amazing piece of artwork that both produces music and floats on water. The Northumberland firm says that its enthusiasm meant it was able to secure the contract to create the artwork called FLOW. It has been commissioned to celebrate the Cultural Olympiad 2012. FLOW is described as a tide mill. It contains a waterwheel that takes its power from the River Tyne’s current to provide energy to move the mechanical musical instruments on FLOW.
More than £25,000 is available from the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Sustainable Development Fund. The money is available for 2012/13 and can give grants from £500 up to £5,000 to organisations who explore and develop practical projects that conserve and enhance the local environment. Projects must also develop local economic activity, promote local produce and products or link local communities. Charities, trusts, community and voluntary organisations can apply for 75% funding.
UK Charity Sustrans claims that people who live in Blyth, Northumberland, are breaking free from cars and using to more active ways to travel locally.
A £32,000 grant from the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) has been given to Lindisfarne Oysters. The business is Northumberland’s one and only oyster farm and is run by Christopher and Helen Sutherland. The money will be used to fund an upgrade of a processing unit at the oyster harvesting plant near Belford, Northumberland.
Geologist Dr Ian Kille will give a talk on North Northumberland geology on a walk with the Friends of Paxton House at 1pm on October 1. Later in the month Ian will give a talk to the Berwick Wildlife Group at 7.30pm in the United Reform Church, Spittal.