Explore the stunning coast

A series of guided geology walks and talks are being staged this year, as part of the Northumberland Coast Rocks! project.

The initiative is sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by the Howick Heritage Group.

As well as the walks and talks, the project includes a soon-to-be published book on the geology of the Northumberland coast and a series of lessons and activities working with Seahouses First and Middle schools.

The walks and talks are free and open to all and will be entertaining and informative.

Each session will start with a walk lasting about an hour, looking at some of the fascinating geological features to be found on a particular stretch of coastline.

They will be followed by tea and biscuits at venues near to the end of each walk, with a talk explaining more about geology and all it connects to and an opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere.

The walks are being run by local geologist Dr Ian Kille, of Northumbrian Earth, and author Helen Page.

The first walk takes place on Wednesday, starting at 2pm from the parking spot on the bend by Sea Houses Farm, just south of Howick.

The remaining walks will be staged in July, August and September.

For more information about the rest of the walks, visit www.northumbrianearth.co.uk or call Dr Kille on 07713 893845.