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River Derwent opened up to salmon and sea trout

One of Land of Oak & Iron’s first major projects, the new fish pass which has recently been completed at Lintzford weir, has withstood the first heavy rain and flood of the winter.  The pass, which was opened ahead of schedule in early November, allows migratory fish such as salmon and sea trout, to migrate further… Read more

New Community Grants Application Round Announced

The Land of Oak & Iron Community Grants programme is open and awaiting your application, the next deadline is Friday 16th December, with another at the end of March 2017. Community and voluntary groups, schools, parish councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies and other not-for-profit organisations are all able to apply for between £500 – £2,000 to… Read more

£1.3 Heritage Centre receives planning permission

Groundwork North East & Cumbria has been granted planning permission for its £1.3million Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre, to be built in Gateshead. The Heritage Centre, which will be at Derwenthaugh Park at Winlaton Mill, is expected to be completed in 2018.The design reflects the shape of a water wheel and was inspired… Read more

From Folkworks to Ironworks

  The Land of Oak & Iron is delighted to announce the appointment of Ros Rigby OBE to their Executive Board, which is responsible for the strategic direction, governance and legacy of this highly regarded Landscape Partnership. After training as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School (White Lodge), she earned a degree at University… Read more

Invitation to Submit Green Travel Assessment Proposals

Experienced consultants are being sought to carry out a Green Travel Assessment for the Land of Oak & Iron, to help guide the implementation of the Go Green project.  This project aims to support the reduction of environmental impacts in the Land of Oak & Iron area by promoting and improving opportunities for sustainable travel. … Read more

Autumn Archaeology Activities

Excavation of Pontop Waggonway Smithy.  Experience an archaeological excavation. Equipment you’ll need and any tools are provided as well as training. To book and any questions please email Marc at The Archaeological Practice LOI@archaeologicalpractice.co.uk . Dates: Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th October. Meet at Dipton Community Centre at 9.30… Read more

Creative Interpretation Project tender details

The Land of Oak & Iron Landscape Partnership invites proposals from suitably qualified and experienced graphic designers/ interpretation consultants and interpretation writers for a range of onsite interpretative products for installation across the Land of Oak & Iron as part of the Creative Interpretation project. Interpretation is a key part of the programme, as it… Read more

Expressions of Interest Sought from Contractors for Heritage Centre Build

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought by Groundwork NE & Cumbria  for a grant funded construction project in Gateshead, North East England. Groundwork is a charity and social enterprise seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably experienced and qualified contractors to deliver a flagship and iconic construction contract to build the Land of Oak… Read more

Heritage Centre Planning Proposals Submitted

A planning application has been submitted by Groundwork NE & Cumbria for the Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre which is proposed for Winlaton Mill. This £1 million plus scheme has been developed in partnership with Northumbria University, who held a design competition for its architecture students.  Over 35 designs were submitted with the… Read more

Help and support for creating Community Woodlands

Land of Oak & Iron partner, the Woodland Trust, are working with the Community Woodland network, in partnership with Nationwide, to support communities to own, manage and reconnect with local woods. Owning and managing a community wood is an exciting opportunity to meet like minded people, create homes for wildlife and benefit from the many… Read more