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National Park embroidered map on view at Queen’s Hall Hexham

National Park embroidered map on view at Queen’s Hall Hexham

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’d like to see a new take on maps and map-making, make a trip to Queen’s Hall, Hexham, Northumberland and see a beautifully embroidered map of Northumberland National Park – created by more than 100 stitchers at five different workshops. It’s truly a visual treat.

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National Park North Tyne Valley – Triple find of rare fungi

National Park North Tyne Valley – Triple find of rare fungi

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

A very unusual type of fungi has been found in Northumberland. The Tyne valley community of Tarset is the location of Waxcaps – jewel-like fungi that seem to appear overnight when conditions are mild and wet in autumn. They were discovered late last year by members of the Tarset community.

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Northumberland home to Europe’s biggest dark sky park

Northumberland home to Europe’s biggest dark sky park

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northumberland is home to the largest Dark Skies Park in Europe, following a successful bid by Northumberland National Park to create the dark skies preserve in the Border Country. It combines areas covering the national park and Kielder Water and Forest Park and will be called Northumberland International Dark Sky Park (NDSP).

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Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB, Wildlife Trust join forces to protect Simonside wetland

Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB, Wildlife Trust join forces to protect Simonside wetland

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Northumberland will be home to first ever Whin grassland roof

Northumberland will be home to first ever Whin grassland roof

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Plans to create the UK’s first ever ‘green roof’ out of the Whin vegetation of Northumberland National Park have been announced by Northumberland National Park Authority and YHA. The project will be unique and marks an important milestone in the development of Northumberland’s Discovery Centre.

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Northumberland National Park is ‘Actively Yours’ for National Parks Week 2013!

Northumberland National Park is ‘Actively Yours’ for National Parks Week 2013!

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Explore the great national park in Northumberland during this year’s National Parks’ Week! There is lots to do, including Walltown Discovery Adventures. See some stunning countryside, work to get fit and enjoy yourself during this special week, July 29 to August 4, 2013 in Northumberland.

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Dark Sky bid on track as chiefs reveal single Northumberland park plan

Dark Sky bid on track as chiefs reveal single Northumberland park plan

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Organisations in Northumberland have revealed more details about Northumberland’s Dark Skies park plan. They are putting together a bid to have a designated as an international preserve dark sky park for the quality of its starry skies by this Autumn. Find out more about this exciting new venture!

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Satellite cow-tracker reveals how cattle make themselves at home in Northumberland hills

Satellite cow-tracker reveals how cattle make themselves at home in Northumberland hills

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cattle in the College Valley have been fitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) to track their movements and their way of living in the hills.

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Northumberland Sill pilots heritage skills sessions as project gathers pace

Northumberland Sill pilots heritage skills sessions as project gathers pace

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

History and heritage combine in Northumberland in July with the area’s Sill project team announcing exiting taster sessions for members of the public. Enjoy key and age-old skills that play a vital role in heritage conservation. Find out more.

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Northumberland National Park urges you to Love Your National Parks

Northumberland National Park urges you to Love Your National Parks

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northumberland National Park urges you to participate in Love Your National Park – a celebration which will encourage people to appreciate these special areas and their natural beauty, as well as their contribution to the environment and economy.

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Luxury Northumberland lodges offer beauty, tranquility, access to National Park

Luxury Northumberland lodges offer beauty, tranquility, access to National Park

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are looking for beautiful accommodation in a tranquil and secluded setting, look no further. Redwater Lodges on the edge of spectacular Northumberland National Park offer a peaceful retreat from everyday life. Here you will find a luxurious enclave, offering all you would expect of a luxury lodge. Find out more.

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Northumberland National Park – A vital regional asset for North East England

Northumberland National Park – A vital regional asset for North East England

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northumberland National Park makes a powerful contribution the economy of North East England. A report entitled Valuing England’s National Parks produced by National Parks England says the park contributes £81 million to the North East regional economy. That figure is set to increase in coming years as new projects come to fruition.

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Northumberland National Park helps bring life to Samson Inn, Gilsland

Northumberland National Park helps bring life to Samson Inn, Gilsland

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Samson Inn at Gilsland, Northumberlnad, is coming to the fore thanks to a grant from Northumberland National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF). This is great news for everyone including walkers, as the inn is opening in for the 10th Anniversary of the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. It is in the south-west corner of the county and is a traditional working village pub and a busy agricultural area. Frances Whitehead tells more.

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Bees in Northumberland National Park: scheme to support up to two million bumblebees

Bees in Northumberland National Park: scheme to support up to two million bumblebees

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new Northumberland National Park scheme is being supported by farmers and landowners around Simonside in the Coquet Valley. The scheme will see the planting of saplings to give queen bees of these vital pollinators a helping hand to breed and increase.

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Northumberland National Park’s Pennine Way upgrades keep walkers’ feet dry in the Cheviots

Northumberland National Park’s Pennine Way upgrades keep walkers’ feet dry in the Cheviots

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Funds from Natural England mean Northumberland National Park can upgrade footpaths in the Cheviot Hills. New recycled stone will replace boardwalks. Northumberland National Park Communications Officer Fraces Whitehead explains.

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The Cycle PaD – Power to your Pedal in Northumberland 2013

The Cycle PaD – Power to your Pedal in Northumberland 2013

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northumberland National Park has been supporting the development of countryside cycling resources from Hadrian’s Wall to Wooler over the past few years. Now, all that information accessible via a click with the launch of The Cycle PaD, a one-stop online knowledge shop bringing together everything cyclists might need to know about Northumberland. It will give a central point for the wealth of cycling equipment and event providers, routes and guides that our beautiful National Park and the county has to offer.

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Once Brewed Centre’s winning ways used to train new Northumberland National Park visitor ambassadors

Once Brewed Centre’s winning ways used to train new Northumberland National Park visitor ambassadors

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  February 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Staff at Once Brewed National Park Centre in Northumberland were winners at the prestigious North East England Tourism awards after collecting the prize for Best Information Provider Award. Now, they are set to train a new group of Visitor Ambassadors. The new staff are being recruited to be out and about in the park during the 2013 season.

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