- September 17th The 'Wannie' Line. Exhibition of photographs and artefacts. Now in Carriages Exhibition space
- 9th September This unique collection of painting by Ashington Group artist Oliver Kilbourn acts as a visual memoir of his working life experiences. The collection forms a comprehensive record of his life underground and offers valuable insight into the life and environment of a working miner throughout the mid 20th century.
- 11th August, 2012 Eight days of passionate folk dancing, music and colourful costumes. Now in its 37th year, the 2012 Festival will feature performers from various parts of Europe and around the world. More details will be announced on the festival website in early 2012. Local folk traditions will also be represented, and daily Market Place performances continue to be open to audiences on a voluntary donation basis. A key aim of the Festival is to promote friendship and understanding between nations, as well as offering great fun and a rewarding experience for performers, volunteers and audiences alike. This is a totally volunteer-run, community-supported event, thanks to the generosity of community leaders, business and individual sponsors, local residents and visitors.
Free Ranger Led Guided Walk - A walk along Hadrian's Wall 11:00 am Walks around Hadrian's Wall are themed around the fantastic landscape and geology of the Whin Sill on which the Wall is built. Hear about the Border Rievers, recycling Roman masonry and of course the Romans themselves.
Free Ranger Led Guided Walk: Visit the last Black House at Catcleugh 11am & 1.30pm Catcleugh Reservoir - OS Grid Ref: NT 752 032 Visit a preserved worker's dwelling, to see and hear about what life was like for the people who helped construct Catcleugh Reservoir in the late 19th Century.
start 10am - 10 miles (5 hours) A longer walk which is mainly on undulating land. Some short climbs. Can be rough and boggy in places. Good views from the edges of the moor. Great chance to spot wildlife too! Leader(s): John Airey How to get there: A697 Wooler road. 2.5 miles beyond Powburn, turn right on to B6346. After 2 miles, cross New Bewick Bridge. Turn left at junction. Continue 1 mile to Old Bewick. Limited parking on grass verges by farm buildings. Car sharing recommended.
This family taster course is a fun way of spending time with your family in the outdoors. You’ll gain an insight into the world of campcraft and outdoor living skills while having a great fun day out. £20 per person, £15 National Trust members, a maximum of 2 under 5’s go free.
- 12th August, 2012 Come face to face with a Viking boat. A splendid replica with its own pair of Viking sailors will visit the Priory in advance of the forthcoming Viking raiders on 11th & 12th August. The boat with its carved head will be on display at the Priory all week. There will also be a Saxon boat nestled in the Priory ruins, a boat to replicate the voyage of St Cuthbert’s wooden coffin, a voyage to safety away from the threat of raiders. Plus a Viking Trail for children around the site with mini Viking Gods and Goddesses to find.
11am A chance to have a good look around the old quarry site with its wide range of habitats from ponds to crags giving a diverse range of flora including several unusual plants, We will also have a look at some of the most impressive sections of the Roman Wall and the specialised plants of the whin grassland whilst enjoying extensive views of the surrounding countryside. 4.5 miles. 4 hours.