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Forging Ahead June 2019

The next few weeks are action packed, with lots of walking and cycling events and activities to get involved in. Rehearsals are also well underway for our new play ‘Searching for the Heart of Land of Oak & Iron’ – have you bought your tickets yet for the debut performance at the Empire Theatre in… Read more

Are we accessible to all?

A visit by members of the Tyne & Wear Joint Local Access Forum (LAF) to our Heritage Centre at Winlaton Mill has found that we are encouraging and enabling more people to get outdoors and be active. Local volunteers Noel Adamson and Colin Douglas of Sunniside Local History Society hosted the walk, sharing their in… Read more

Paws for thought

Discover how hazlenut butter has been used as bait for the elusive dormouse, by volunteers working with Durham Wildlife Trust in our woodlands. The tasty treat attracted many visitors and small ink pads captured the footprints of each and every one. It wasn’t as simple as you might expect to identify what had visited though,… Read more

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