A Letter from the Chairman (page 2) – Cllr Bob Pendlebury
Going for Green (page 3) – Highlighting six tourism businesses in the North Pennines which have succeeded in entering the Green Tourism Business Scheme – green accredition for tourism businesses.
Give Peat a Chance! (page 4) – Latest news from the Peatscapes project, an initiative from the AONB Partnership.
School of Rocks (page 4) – ‘Rock Box’ educational resources for local schools, as well as activity sheets – now available from the AONB Partnership.
Nenthead Blacksmith (page 5) – Feature on Mark Fearn and his son Karl – traditional blacksmiths, based in Nenthead.
YHA Ninebanks Expands (page 5) – YHA Ninebanks celebrates its 60th anniversary as a Youth Hostel this year. This article reports on recent expansion, partly funded by the AONB Partnership’s Sustainable Development Fund.
Waymarking the Way (page 6) – Big effort from Durham County Council’s Right’s of Way Officers to waymark 75km of the Weardale Way.
Historic Environment Gains Officer (page 6) – Jon Charlton has joined the North Pennines AONB Partnership as Historic Environment Officer.
50 Trees for 50 Years (page 7) – Read about the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s contribution to a national initiative to celebrate 50 years of AONBs in England and Wales.
Trading on ‘Natural Beauty’ (page 7) – Reporting on the success of a marketing campaign carried out in 2006 jointly by Cumbria Tourism and the AONB Partnership.
Spotlight on … Wheels to the Wild Cycle Route (pages 8 & 9) – Feature article on the new Wheels to the Wild Cycle Route – a three day touring opportunity in the North Pennines.
Pastures for Plovers (page 10) – Update on the work which RSPB are doing in the North Pennines to help ground nesting birds.
Nine Dargue Bastle House (page 11)– Fawside, the Allen Valley’s community charity, has secured funding to acquire the Nine Dargue bastle house, a Grade II Listed Building.
New Face at ECCP (page 11) – Jenny Pollard has recently been appointed as the new manager of East Cumbria Countryside Project.
Geology Classes (page 12) – Announcing an opportunity for local people to find out more about the fascinating geology and landscape of the North Pennines.
Lessons for Harehope (page 12) – New educational tool – ‘a georium’ – for Harehope Quarry, funded by the AONB Partnership’s Rockworks programme.
Showing off our Outdoors (page 13) – Spreading the word about what the North Pennines has to offer at the OS Outdoor Show in March 2007.
KYNP Spreads Wings (page 13) – The Know Your North Pennines training programme for people working in the tourism industry has struck up a partnership with Northumberland College and the Centre of Vocational Excellence (COVE).
Landscape Archaeology Project (page 14) – An exciting and innovative landscape archaeology project within the AONB is currently being designed by Stewart Ainsworth of English Heritage.
From Waste to Wild (page 14) – Northumbrian Water’s plans to restore a site near Cotherstone in Teesdale.
Hay Time: The First Year (page 15) – Highlighting the achievements of the Hay Time project between May 2006 and May 2007.
Area Co-ordinator Corner (page 15)– Catch up with what the three Area Co-ordinators have been up to.
Events, Events, Events! (page 16) – Find out more about the special qualities of the North Pennines in the company of expert guides.
News in Brief (page 16) – New Wetland Conservation Officer at Derwent Reservoir, North Pennines AONB & UNESCO European Geopark featured on ‘Ramblings’ on Radio 4, New project for Scordale, and Full Stage 2 application for Living North Pennines project submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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