A Lovely Lane And A Poultiggery
JOHN SURGEY enjoys a six-mile circular walk through peaceful country less than 10 miles from the bustle of Newcastle.
Apologies For Absence, But What’s To Blame?
IAN KERR asks why numbers of several species of summer migrant birds have recently shown an alarming decrease.
Why Our Grasslands Need Four-legged Friends
DUNCAN HUTT explains how a return to traditional grazing methods can help to restore and preserve threatened wildlife habitats.
As Ever, It’s All A Question Of Breeding
Senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT tiptoes through the minefield of dog breed selection.
The Quiet Village With Industrial Memories
ROB TINDALL recalls the past at Fourstones, when mining and quarrying scarred the now-peaceful landscape.
Dazzling Progress And Grinding Poverty
GLEN LYNDON DODDS sums up notable plusses and minuses witnessed by Northumbrians during the Victorian era.
Summer Sights And Sounds
ALLAN POTTS looks at events in the natural world which signal the onset of late summer.
The Village Which Hid From The Coast
JOHN GRUNDY visits Beadnell, once home to the architect of the National Health Service and, far earlier, to some hardy church builders.
The Day The Bees Left The Old Elm
LLOYD CURRIE is not an expert on bees, so when he had to evict a colony of them from a condemned tree he sought expert assistance.
Living The High Life, But Still Thriving
SUSIE WHITE heads for the hills to visit Newbiggin House Garden, a haven for a surprising variety of plants.
A Worthy Memorial Caught In Time
KEITH GREGSON catches up with a fascinating monument which today overlooks the fairways of Alnwick’s golf course.
The Art Of Recalling A Seaside Heritage
SUSAN BURKE finds out how an art trail has helped to provide new impetus to Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.
A Castle, A Busy Quayside And A Forbidden Island
JOHN SURGEY walks beside the River Coquet between Warkworth and Amble and embarks on a cruise around Coquet Island.
Learning To Live Side By Side With Wildlife
RECENT press coverage of the urban fox which wounded two children in a house in London — and other stories relating to concerns over wildlife and the potential risks they pose to humans — got me thinking about our curious and sometimes challenging relationship with wild things.
By MIKE PRATT, Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust.
Fruitful, Flexible And Divinely Functional
TONY JOISCE looks at the pedigree of the hazel tree, its various uses and its place in folklore.
JOHN GRUNDY introduces "What's Special About. . .?' a new in-car audio information guide to those parts of Northumberland which are simply too good to miss.
Also In This Issue ...
New steam locomotive at Heatherslaw
Flodden theme gates at Barmoor Castle Country Park
Scouts stage Carfari
Pine marten located
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