October 2014

Wor Space - a Place to Grow

Whistle Art Stop and friends are set to transform a derelict plot in the heart of Haltwhistle into a green space for everyone. All are welcome to join the first session of this new project on Saturday 25th October between 10am and 2pm at Whistle Art Stop, next to the Library (NE49 0AX)

  • Grow vegetables
  • Create a wildlife area
  • Immerse yourself in the sensory corner
  • Discover links with Featherstone PoW camp
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Learn something new about yourself

    Citizen Science - Water Management near Greenlee Lough
    Haltwhistle Walking Festival Walk No 17, 18th October.
    7 miles, start from Gibbs Hill Farm, cost £10

    This is a very special opportunity to hear about the local work of the Tyne Rivers Trust in association with Newcastle University. The walk will explore Greenlee Lough Nature Reserve, the Haltwhistle Burn Catchment and the West Hot Banks Catchment. It will include a water management demonstration site and hands-on monitoring of the water environment. Sections of the walk are on private land by kind permission of the farmers, so this is also a chance to see the area from viewpoints that are not normally accessible.

    Full details of this and all the other walks in the festival: http://www.haltwhistlewalkingfestival.org/

    An open invitation to join a Hadrian's Wall Community Champions project:
    'Waxcaps and Fungi of Hadrian's Wall'

    Date: Wednesday 15th October 2014
    Time: 10.30am-4.00pm (approx.)
    Venue: Twice Brewed Inn and Steel Rigg
    Speaker: Andy Mclay
    Contact: Maria Hindmarsh Maria.Hindmarsh@twmuseums.org.uk
    Direct Line: 0191 277 2339
    WHS Community Champions Project Officer, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM), Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA

    'Identification of waxcaps and other grassland fungi using keys and specimens, habitat recognition and discussion of their role as ecological indicator species. The conservation value of waxcap grasslands and the international importance of Hadrian's Wall for its waxcap populations will also be emphasised.'
    The day will include a presentation in the morning at The Twice Brewed Inn, then after lunch we will move up to Steel Rigg for an outdoor practical field visit.
    Please wear warm clothes, waterproofs and suitable footwear and bring a packed lunch and flask. Please note there is a charge for use of Steel Rigg NNPA Car Park.
    Places are limited and are on a first come, first served basis so please email Maria by Monday 13th October to confirm your place.

    Apple pressing at Hexham Farmers' Market

    Sat 11th October 8.30am - 2pm

    A fun day pressing apples, drinking and giving juice to shoppers at the market. The aim: to raise awareness of a local food (windfall apples) which is often wasted - but it makes delicious, wholesome juice! Apples and helpers wanted - please email info@transitiontynedale.org if you can help or have apples that we could collect.

    South Tyne Sustainability aims to reduce the impact of the community of Haltwhistle and surrounding villages on our environment. This will help individuals, families and our community save money and resources and ensure a more sustainable future for us all.

    To join STS contact Sue Seymour, sue@mosspeteral.com 016977 47359