We are always happy to promote partners and community activity and events in line with our vision. Please contact us if there is something you would like us to promote

cafe shrub & Heritage Centre opening

café shrub at the Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre will unofficially open tomorrow (Saturday 1stSeptember) at 8am. This is very much a soft launch that will allow our team to iron out any little kinks in the service, ahead of our official launch later in the month.  For example, our card readers are being… Read more

Forging Ahead August 2018

As the long summer days continue, we have plenty of activities to help you fill them. Join our mapping group or become a volunteer at our new heritage centre, which will be opening very soon. If you prefer to be more active, get on your bike or plan a family day out exploring everything Land… Read more

Love maps & heritage?

Hidden within the landscape of the Derwent Valley and surrounding areas, lies an abundance of natural, industrial and cultural heritage which was at risk of being lost before Land of Oak & Iron. We work with local communities to celebrate, conserve and enhance that heritage. A tremendous amount has already been achieved during the last… Read more

Job vacancies in our new heritage centre

We are recruiting catering staff for our new heritage centre at Winlaton Mill. If you are passionate about food, people and great service then you might be just the person we are looking for to work in cafe shrub. We have several opportunities, from Kitchen Assistant to Assistant Catering Manager. Applications for these roles are… Read more

Legacy Development Tender Opportunity

Can you help shape the future of the Land of Oak & Iron? We are looking for an experienced consultant to work closely with the Land of Oak & Iron key stakeholders and partners to identify viable legacy options and a proposed delivery model for these, once Heritage Lottery Fund support ends in December 2019…. Read more

Land of Oak & Iron Business Toolkit Tender

We think the Land of Oak & Iron is a fantastic place to do business. We would also like to help local businesses grow and boost the visitor economy of the area by using our natural, cultural and heritage assets. Quotations are invited from experienced consultants to develop and produce a Land of Oak &… Read more

Dig up a piece of history, underneath your feet

Were you at Chopwell WoodFest this weekend? If so, you were one of the 1,400 people who descended on the woodland to learn old ‘new’ skills, such as spinning wool, weaving willow, turning a clay pot and traditional wood working! We hope you had a fantastic time – we know we certainly did… Hot on… Read more

Chopwell WoodFest Returns

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Chopwell WoodFest returns for a second year in the Derwent Valley and you could be enjoying crafts, entertainment and other delights for all the family. This Sunday, 8 July, between 10.30am and 4pm, you’ll be able to try your hand at a new ‘old’ skill, such as… Read more

Delicate Shuttle

We are very excited to have helped D6: Culture in Transit to make a wonderful new art exhibition happen. Delicate Shutlle has been produced by Finnish artist Henna Asikainen, who collected thousands of white poplar leaves to create an installation at Newcastle City Library, as part of the Great Exhibition of the North 2018. Henna… Read more

Forging Ahead June 2018

As the summer approaches we are well underway with planning for Chopwell WoodFest, our successful heritage festival which returns for a second year. Find out about a host of other activities to take part in, all of which are free and family friendly. We’re excited to be a part of the Great Exhibition of the… Read more