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.
|Thursday 9th January||GUIDED CIRCULAR WALK FROM SILLOTH TO GRUNE POINT||Come along and blow away those winter cobwebs on a bracing walk, starting at the Discovery Centre in Silloth at 10.00am. If you have binoculars, please bring them as there may be plenty of birdlife. The walk is roughly 7 miles with some rough ground but no hills!
Please wear suitable warm clothing and bring a packed lunch. You need not complete the whole walk if you would like to do less.
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.