Find out what’s new in the North Pennines AONB & European Geopark in the Autumn & Winter 2011-12 edition of North Pennines News.
A letter from the Chairman (page 2) – Introduction to the issue by the Chairman of the North Pennines AONB Partnership, Cllr Eddie Tomlinson.
WildWatch is coming (page 3) – New three-year programme to create a culture of wildlife recording, monitoring and conservation in the North Pennines will start in 2012.
Trainee Alistair’s having a field day! (page 4) – Graduate Alistair Lockett really is in a field of his own after joining the North Pennines AONB Partnership as a conservation trainee.
Flexible guidance for design and development (page 4) – Reporting on the launch of two new guidance documents – AONB Planning Guidelines and the Building Design Guide.
Partnership welcomes new Chair (page 5) – A welcome to Cllr Eddie Tomlinson
Memories of quarrying captured on new DVD (page 5) – The stories of the old quarrymen of the North Pennines and the hard lives they led have been captured in a new DVD and walking trail by the AONB partnership.
Children have designs on Friends’ new logo (page 6) – Children in the North Pennines drew on their imagination to come up with a logo for the new Friends of the North Pennines charity.
Still time to buy discounted ‘Friendship’ (page 6) – Become a founder life membership of the Friends of the North Pennines for a discount of 50%.
Year 9 stars shine at film premiere (page 7) – Class 9s and their guests walked the red carpet at Wolsingham School and Community College recently at a ‘Premiere’ of the films they’ve made with the AONB Partnership.
Look and listen at Low Force and Holwick (page 7) – New Geotrail for Upper Teesdale.
Money well spent (pages 8 & 9) – Review of local projects funded by the Sustainable Development Fund.
Those hay-zy days of summer! (page 10) – Review of hay time education work with local schools last summer.
Hay Time seeding success (page 11) – Highlighting the success of the Hay Time hay meadow restoration project.
New book chronicles hay time history (page 11) – Launch of a new hay time history book.
Volunteers uncover Bishop’s ‘holiday home’ (page 12) – Report on the AONB Partnership’s Altogether Archaeology project’s dig at Westgate Castle.
Mines and men (page 13) – The Blacksmith’s Shop in Allenheads has had a makeover and the upstairs room now houses a colourful new display about the rich mining history of the village.
Ex-CELL-ent year for Alston pupils (page 13) – Report on the AONB Partnership’s CELL (Changing Environment Landscape Laboratory) project.
A complex picture (page 14) – A follow-up to a feature in the last issue. AONB Partnership Director, Chris Woodley-Stewart, looks in more detail at just some of the complexities of the arguments surrounding hen harrier and other species on our moorlands and offers a few thoughts on how to move the debate forward.
Hudgill Dish reveals rich seam of mining history (page 15) – Local history article by Ian Forbes (Friends of Killhope).
High Cup inspirations (page 16) – The dramatic geology and landscape around High Cup Nick and Dufton were celebrated last summer in a new geological display and art exhibition at High Cup Winery, near Dufton.
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