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Geowalk at Cocklawburn
Geowalk at Cocklawburn

A range of activities is set to take place giving opportunities to explore the landscape and geology of the North Northumberland coast.

Northumbrian Earth, run by local geologist Dr Ian Kille, will offer a series of events, starting this weekend.

The organisation has been chosen to run the Community Geology project for the Heritage Lottery-funded Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Along with work with the Northumberland Coast AONB and Berwick Walking Festival, this means that Northumbrian Earth will be offering a much greater range of events this year, including the opportunity to explore and learn about local geology in more detail.

Ian said: “This has been a good year for Northumbrian Earth in its first year of full-time operation, and I am really pleased to have the opportunity not only to offer a lot of activities, but also to be able to work collaboratively within the Peregrini Lindisfarne scheme to explore the relationship between geology, archaeology, archiving, biodiversity and more.

“This gives a really exciting mix of activities for the local community to get involved in.”

Ian will be working with Linda Bankier, who is running the Community Archive Project, and Richard Carlton, who is running the Community Archaeology project.

Together they will be running events ranging from geo-walks exploring the landscape around archaeological digs to exploring the different uses of maps for archival purposes and to understand the geology and landscape.

The first of these activities will focus on Cocklawburn, with a walk on Saturday that will introduce the various aspects of its geology and heritage.

Alongside the Pergerini Lindsifarne events, Northumbrian Earth is continuing to run other geo-walks for the Northumberland Coast AONB.

Two will take place over Easter, the first on Easter Monday, which will explore the Whin Sill between Craster and Dunstanburgh, starting at 10am by the Tourist Information Centre, at the carpark entrance in Craster.

The second, on Wednesday, March 30, explores some of the huge forces that have fractured the rocks beneath our feet at Howick, starting at 2pm at the parking area on the bend by Seahouses Farm, near Howick village.

Upcoming events include walks led by Northumbrian Earth for the Berwick walking Festival.

For more information see northumbrianearth.co.uk