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Forging Ahead May 2019

As summer approaches we’re taking Land of Oak & Iron onto the stage, for an evening of live performance, find out what it’s all about and how to book your tickets. Get outdoors and enjoy the summer weather, with a host of wildlife and heritage activities on offer over the half term. Read our latest… Read more

Businesses! Get on your bike

Free cycle racks are just one of the offers up for grabs by businesses in Land of Oak & Iron. The team at Groundwork NE & Cumbria have a number of different options available to businesses, to help them promote sustainable commuting and reduce some of the barriers which put their employees off cycling to… Read more

Family friendly bird watching

Have you ever seen the ‘butterfly flight’ mating dance of male greenfinches or welcomed in the day from the top of a hill listening to one of nature’s best orchestras? These are just some of the experiences shared by people attending our bird and wildlife watching activities recently. Last weekend, people came together to turn… Read more

Job opportunity with Land of Oak & Iron

Inspire people to get involved in Land of Oak & Iron and discover our wonderful heritage as our new Engagement & Interpretation Coordinator. We are looking for someone to play a vital role in establishing each of our three heritage centres as visitor attractions in their own rights, with an exciting and engaging programme of… Read more

What makes Land of Oak & Iron special to you?

Philippa has been working with us on her research project about landscape and memory, looking at how people pass memories on across generations within local communities and how people feel about local heritage. This is her blog she would like to share. For the first part of my research I spent some time in Chopwell… Read more

Men of Iron goes from strength to strength

Local heroes were celebrated last night at our Men of Iron official book launch. Dr William Lancaster gave a very informative talk about Crowley’s Ironworks and it’s historical importance of national and international significance. We learnt about the original author of Men of Iron, Professor Michael Flinn who published it nearly 50 years ago, as… Read more

Prudhoe Heritage Centre & Cafe Opens

The cafe at Tyne Riverside Country Park in Low Prudhoe has been officially re-opened, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The building, which was built in the 19th century and has had a variety of uses, had been vacant since being damaged in the 2015 floods.  It has been fully refurbished with a new kitchen, servery… Read more

Forging Ahead February 2019

Share your family treasures, hear how Ambrose Crowley ran his Ironworks, get arty with heritage, hear the story of feminist icon Mary Eleanor Bowes or learn about birds, bees and butterflies. We have a host of exciting events planned for the coming months, we hope you will find something to interest you in our latest… Read more

Breathing new life into old book

If you didn’t already know, the Land of Oak & Iron is a 177 km2 area surrounding the Derwent Valley including Consett, Rowlands Gill, Prudhoe and Whickham. It is rich in woodland and natural habitats to explore, with a wealth of wildlife to discover and enjoy, as well as being home to areas of great industrial… Read more

Celebrating Australia Day with charcoal making

Did you know, Australia Day was on Saturday 26th January? It’s a special day that will saw many Aussies across the Pacific Ocean light up the barbie as they celebrated their history and heritage.  But closer to home, volunteers in the Land of Oak & Iron have been learning heritage skills in managing woodlands, producing… Read more