Forthcoming Events

Beasts, Birds, Boulders and Botany
Saturday 28 June 2008, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Along the footpath from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle

Take a walk along the wild side and explore the wildlife and geology between Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle. Drop in anytime to help us record the birds, animals and plants of this spectacular stretch of coastline and find out how the underlying rocks have made this landscape unique.

A partnership event between the Northumberland Coast AONB, the EYE Project, The European Marine Site, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, the National Trust and the Hancock Museum.

South Tyneside Coast and Countryside Fair
Sunday 20 July 2008, 11am – 4pm
Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, SR6 7NH

Find out all about your local countryside and wildlife whilst taking part in lots of hands-on, fun activities at this long running annual event, run by South Tyneside Countryside team and the National Trust. Join the EYE Project and Sunderland Museum for some free wildlife activities and trails.

Waggonway Wildlife
Friday 8 August 2008, 10am or 2pm start
Stephenson Railway Museum, Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, NE29 8DX

Join the EYE Project (Exploring Your Environment) and Northumberland Wildlife Trust for a walk along the North Tyneside waggonways to investigate the wildlife that can be found in this special habitat. Meet in the museum entrance at either 10am or 2pm.

Gosforth Park Exploration Day
Sunday 14 September 2008, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Lake Lodge, Gosforth Park Nature Reserve, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5EP

Come to Gosforth Park Nature Reserve and explore the amazing variety of wildlife that can be seen there, if you look hard enough! Gosforth Park Nature Reserve is owned and managed by the Natural History Society of Northumbria, and is one of Newcastle’s hidden gems. Experts will be on hand to share some of the techniques used to track and record its flora and fauna. Drop in anytime between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

Activities are suitable for both adults and children. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and adults must take full responsibility for children at all times. It is advisable to bring suitable clothing and footwear, especially as the ground can sometimes be wet, muddy and uneven.

For more information about events, or to let us know if you have any disability access needs, please telephone 0191 222 7868 or email