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

We’d like to say thank you

#ThanksToYou is our chance to say “Thank you” to all of the people who have played the National Lottery which has enabled Land of Oak & Iron to receive funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. To celebrate we have a special event on Wednesday 5th December at 9.30am where you can take part in a… Read more

Powered by Philanthropy

We’re proud to support GeNErosity A Festival of Philanthropy and Giving in the north east. A group of volunteers did their bit at Kite Hill, before enjoying a lively discussion about philanthropy in our area, over a delicious cafe shrub lunch. Peter Downes, our Access & Woodland Officer, led a task to coppice hazel in… Read more

Tell our story

Do you have a passion for making theatre? Stories to tell? A background in community, group work or teaching? Do you have technical or making skills? We’re looking for volunteers to support the making of a brand new Land of Oak & Iron play. This new creative and unique dramatic performance will be inspired by… Read more

Celebrate the Region’s Generosity with the Land of Oak & Iron

Next month come and find out more about the history of philanthropy in the Derwent Valley, whilst having the opportunity to give something back yourself. Our free event “Do philanthropists get their hands dirty?” is on Monday 12 November at 10.30am – 2pm with Peter Downes, our Access & Woodland Officer. It will offer people… Read more

Forging Ahead October 2018

The warmth of the summer now seems like a long ago memory and autumn is definitely here with cooler days and the leaves turning. We’ve been very excited over the last month or so to see how popular our new Heritage Centre and café shrub are, there’s always a real buzz when we go in… Read more

Our Heritage Centre is Officially Open

Nearly 100 people turned out to celebrate 500 years of years of the amazing industrial, cultural & natural heritage of our area this week to mark the official opening of our new Heritage Centre and café shrub in Winlaton Mill. The £1.5m new visitor attraction for the Derwent Valley was officially opened by Ian Brown,… Read more

Land of Oak & Iron to be future proofed

Discuss the future of Land of Oak & Iron at our Planning for the Future event, from 9.30am to 1pm on Saturday 20th October at the Winlaton Centre on North Street, Winlaton. The event is open to anyone and everyone with an interest in Land of Oak & Iron, from partner organisations and community groups,… Read more

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