A series of 6 walks and talks have been launched with the first in the series starting on Wednesday 8th July, 2:00 meeting at the parking spot on the bend by Sea Houses Farm just south of Howick. The walks are being run by local geologist Dr Ian Kille of Northumbrian Earth and author Helen Page. This series of walks form part of the “Northumberland Coast Rocks!” project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and being run by the Howick Heritage Group. The project includes a soon to be published book on the geology of the Northumberland coast, a series of lessons and activities working with Seahouses First and Middle Schools as well as this series of walks and talks.
The walks and talks are free and open to all and will be informal 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. Ian commented “The rocks on the Northumberland coastline are not only ancient and fascinating in their own right, but also tell us much about the history of our area and are fundamental to understanding the sorts of plants and animals we find here. Through these walks and talks, the educational work with the schools as well as with Helen’s excellent book, the intention is to provide material which is interesting and varied but most importantly can be readily understood and enjoyed. “
The first of the walks will explore the beautiful coast south of the Bathing House and promises an erratic monster, ripples large and small, some explanation of tea and a shipwreck.
Subsequent walks all start at 2:00 and will be as follows:
1. Sunday July 19th Meet at the gates of Seahouses Golf Club
2. Wednesday July 22nd Meet at the Limekilns by Beadnell harbour
3. Sunday August 2nd Meet at Boulmer Memorial Hall
4. Thursday September 3rd Meet at Bamburgh Cricket Pavilion (park in the public car park)
5. Sunday September 20th Meet at at the parking spot on the bend by Sea Houses Farm just south of Howick.
Details of all of these walks can be found on the Northumbrian Earth website www.northumbrianearth.co.uk along with all of the other geo-walks being run by Northumbrian Earth in conjunction with the Northumberland Coast AONB.