Solway Coast Area Events for December/January 2013/14
The Solway Coast AONB is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of designation in 2014. Look out for events and activities throughout the year and join in with conserving this unique and special area. For details contact; email@example.com or phone 016973 33055.
North Cumberland Style Hedgelaying Competition and Training Event
The 11th Solway Coast AONB North Cumberland Style Hedgelaying Competition will take place on Saturday 15 February 2014.
The Solway Coast AONB staff and volunteers have over the years worked alongside local landowners, farmers, and conservation groups including Friends of The Lake District (FOLD), Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), to keep the North Cumberland style of hedgelaying alive and kicking in the North Cumbria area; it’s a fascinating subject which still has a great tradition throughout the Country. It is hoped that by holding annual competitions, demonstrations and training events in the Solway area we may see an increase in people willing to get involved in this important yet dwindling skill.
Incorporated into this year’s event we again have a hedgelaying training day, funded by the Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme (Heritage Lottery Fund) .Last year this event proved to be very popular, with 9 competitors and 11 trainees. The whole day went really well despite the weather. The event should be a really varied and interesting day, so come along and enjoy the action. Location will be Southerfield Farm, near Abbeytown with kind permission from Mr & Mrs G Wilson & Sons.
|Wednesday 19th February||MARYPORT TO ALLONBY BEACH WALK||This one should clear out a few winter cobwebs. Come along and enjoy a picturesque coastal walk and meet people who enjoy the AONB, whatever the weather, you never know it could be a beautiful sunny day. Meet at the car park on Maryport Promenade at 10.30 am. (Approximately three hours) Please bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing. Vehicles will be arranged for the return journey, or the Coastal Bus service leaves Allonby for Maryport at 12.25pm or 2.25pm. A nice cup of something warm can be organised for the end of the walk! Walking back is an option for those who are feeling really fit!|
NB: AONB Officers and those who lead walks and activities on their behalf cannot accept any responsibility for any injuries or losses incurred by any other person whilst taking part in any activities organised by or on behalf of the AONB.
Please also note that walks will only take place if three or more people attend. So please phone the day before the walk to book a place.