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

Forging Ahead October 2017

Find out about Land of Oak & Iron’s successes over the summer, including Chopwell WoodFest which attracted more than 1,500 to Chopwell Wood for the day. We invite you to our first Meet & Mingle, a social evening with musical entertainment, hot food and a chance to chat with friends new and old. Read all… Read more

Crowley’s Build Begins

Work has now begun on Crowley’s, the new Land of Oak & Iron flagship heritage centre being built at Winlaton Mill. Representatives from the local community and the partner organisations involved in the build, were on site last week for an official ground breaking ceremony, you can watch a short film here. The centre, which… Read more

Musical Commissions

Proposals are invited from suitably experienced musicians for the composition of two new creative and unique pieces of music: one instrumental and one choral. The music will be inspired by the Land of Oak & Iron and its heritage and composed working alongside an identified group of students from a local secondary school. Both of the compositions should… Read more

Support Prudhoe Award Winners

Local people in Prudhoe reclaiming an overgrown cemetery have been recognised for their hard work. Members of Prudhoe & District Local History Society are out twice a week, working in the cemetery and have won a LOVE Northumberland award and came third in the recent Prudhoe in Bloom awards. The volunteers are in St Mary… Read more

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