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

Heritage Centre Sculpture Commission

Crowley’s is a new flagship building which will showcase the Land of Oak & Iron’s distinctive heritage. Set at Winlaton Mill in Derwenthaugh Country Park, it will be a high profile strategic tourism and enterprise hub, providing business workspace, a café, a shop specialising in local produce and exhibition space. Crowley’s will be an exciting,… Read more

Join the Team

Land of Oak & Iron is hiring!   We need an Interpretation Manager for our new flagship heritage centre ‘Crowley’s’, due to open on the beautiful Derwent Walk at Winlaton Mill next spring.  To make Crowley’s a must visit destination in the North East for both local people and tourists we need an enthusiastic, experienced and… Read more

Go Green Tender

We want nothing more than for people to discover our beautiful area in a way that doesn’t harm the environment.  With 500 years of hidden heritage it isn’t always easy to know where to go, especially if you are short on time or have little ones in tow.  That is why we’re looking for an organisation that is as… Read more

PR & Communications Services Tender

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a consultant or consultancy to support the promotion of Land of Oak & Iron activities and the geographical area as a tourist destination.  The successful applicant will assist with promoting the work and increasing awareness of Land of Oak & Iron, providing support and mentoring to the staff team;… Read more

Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre Becomes a Reality

Plans for a new heritage centre at the heart of Land of Oak & Iron are nearing fruition, as the fundraising target of just over £1.5 million has been reached.  The centre will open in summer 2018, offering a place for visitors to explore the industrial heritage of the area, whilst enjoying refreshments in the… Read more

Chopwell WoodFest Success!

Our heritage festival, Chopwell WoodFest, which was held earlier in the month was a great success!  1,500 people came along to take part in a whole host of activities including making clay tiles and pipe cleaner may flies, sampling traditional game pie, playing horse shoe quoits, toasting marshmallows, building dens and traditional wood turning techniques,… Read more

Find out what’s been happening recently

There are so many things happening in the Land of Oak & Iron at the moment, our partners are delivering a huge variety of exciting projects and planning so much more. Our regular Woodland Volunteer Teams have been as busy as ever, this week they welcomed volunteers from NHS Business Services Authority who braved the wet… Read more

Congratulations to our grant recipients!

Over £28,500 has now been awarded to local groups and organisations within Land of Oak & Iron, to support them in bringing heritage to the heart of our communities!  Projects have covered a diverse range of activities such as intergenerational photography and film making, traditional willow fence making, research into local heritage, improving disabled access, bird ringing… Read more

Chopwell WoodFest Register Today!

Chopwell WoodFest is Land of Oak & Iron’s exciting heritage festival to be held in Chopwell Wood on Sunday 9th July. We will have a marquee for information stands by local groups and small craft type businesses and plenty of outdoor pitches for any organisations that needs more space to sell their products or run… Read more

Forging Ahead May 2017 – Land of Oak & Iron Newsletter

The Spring 2017 edition of our newsletter has updates on some of our successes as the programme completes its first year. These include our tree planting project with the Woodland Trust near Allensford, a spotlight on our volunteers and the amazing events they have helped to run and much more. It is still available if… Read more