Eclipses Uncovered

Fresh from travelling to the USA to observe the total solar eclipse on 21st August local astronomer Andy Gray will be unwrapping what eclipses are all about. The 2017 eclipse was the first one to cross the North American continent from ocean to ocean since 1918 and Andy was one of seven million people to…

Discover the Delights of the Allen Valleys

We are delivering four free events that share the gems of the Allen Valleys with local residents and visitor business from across the North Pennines.   Allenheads the whole story Allenheads nestles at the top of the East Allen valley, names such as Sopwith and Armstrong put Allenheads on the lead mining map. We will…

Pop-up Planetarium

Join us in Allendale Village Hall for an immersive journey through the universe in our spectacular planetarium dome. The show is suitable for all ages, lasts for approximately 45 minutes, and takes place every hour, on the hour (11am, 12noon,, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm). Pop into the hall to secure your place on a later showing…

Charity Auction

Allendale Lions Annual Charity Auction. Viewing from 9am, sale starts at 11am. Homemade refreshments by Allendale Sports Club. Enquiries – Margaret Stonehouse, 07930 315 869

Launch of Community broadband

You can now invest in our very own community broadband for the Allen Valleys and Langley. The shares are an investment, not only do they support the project for our community, but they have tax advantages and will pay a good return. Minimum shareholding £100 / maximum £100,000. All shareholders are members of B4RN. One…

Broadband Meeting

Come along and find out about the Community Hyper Speed Broadband coming to the Allen Valleys – it does not involve BT and will be cheaper too, with no need for a landline.

Allen Valleys Local History Group Launch Party

To celebrate the official launch of Allen Valleys Local History Group we will be having a party. Come along and view our activities, share your knowledge, develop your interests over a glass of wine and seize our special membership discount! If you have items to expand the archive, bring them along. We can photograph artefacts…

Allenheads Natural Ability Fell/Trail Race

Starting and finishing at Allenheads, the 5.5 mile course over footpaths, bridleways and open moorland climbs high into the Northumberland North Pennines – an area of outstanding natural beauty, affording runners and spectators stunning views. Excellent refreshments available at the Hemmel Cafe and the Allenheads Inn. Facilities include a fully-marshalled course, feeding station, first aid…

Allen Smelt Mill Volunteer Day

  The Smelt Mill Volunteers have had some great days already this year but the site still has many hidden features to unveil! Volunteers will now meet every second Sunday of the month to continue work on the monument including revealing roadways and investigating tubways/tracks and lime mortar work to restore the flue arch. Visit…

Allendale Tennis Club Family Event

Family Doubles on Sunday 6th August 2017 Adult and Junior 10 – 18 years (born between 01 September 1998 and 31 August 2016) For entry details contact Charlie on 07730 498 821 Winning pair will qualify for the Quorn Family Tennis cup Regional Finals in September

Ninebanks Youth Hostel and Chalets Open Afternoon

Pauline and Ian at Ninebanks youth Hostel and Chalets  would love you to come for tea and cakes at Ninebanks Youth Hostel next Sunday 23rd July between 3.30 – 5.30pm. We’d like everyone to see our new Chalet and enjoy refreshments in the Hostel. All welcome. Information and location at www.ninebanks.org.uk          …

Catton Village Hall Summer Fair

Catton Village Hall Summer Fair will be held on Catton Village Green and in Catton Village Hall on Saturday 24th June 2017 at 1.00 pm. On the Village Green there will be stalls selling cakes, bric a brac, books, bottles, plants; there will be raffles and childrens games. In the Village Hall there will be…

Remaking Beamish – Joe The Quilter

Beamish Museum is recreating the home of Joseph Hedley, known as Joe the Quilter, who lived at Warden, Northumberland. How are they doing this and what is the story to tell? Opportunity on the night to look at items from the museum’s Georgian collections, artefacts from an archaeological dig at the site of Joe’s cottage and…

Discover the Delights of the Allen Valleys

We are delivering four free events that share the gems of the Allen Valleys with local residents and visitor business from across the North Pennines.   Wander the West Allen Wander the West Allen, tranquil and wildlife rich. Follow in the footsteps of Isaac Holden through some of the best hay meadows in England when…

Allen Valleys Local History Group – Committee’s founding meeting

First meeting of the new Allen Valleys Local History Committee. Elections will be that evening and all are welcome to attend. If you wish to nominate yourself or some other person please send nominations through to myself Fiona Knox email fionak@northpenninesaonb.org.uk by the end of this week. Roles are: Chair, Vice Chair, Membership secretary, minutes…

Family Moth Night

Join the Allen Valleys Wildlife Group for a family friendly evening of moth activities and find out more about these important and beautiful insects. There will be a short talk, an opportunity to closely examine live moths and “moth” activities for children!

North Pennines Astronomical Society

Stargazers, The North Pennines Astronomical Society’s would like to invite everyone who has an interest in the night sky to their very first AGM. There is also an invitation to bring your telescopes and other observing equipment – even if you have never used them before. We will have a few astronomers on hand for Q&A…

Allen Valleys Crafted Miracles

An exhibition of 12 scenes from the Gospels, crafted by Churches, Schools and Community Groups in the Allen Valleys.  Showing at the various venues around the area 27th May – 17th August 2017 May 27th-June 8th:  St. Cuthbert’s, Allendale, NE47 9BD   Daily 10am-5pm June 10th-June 22nd:  St John of Beverley, Haydon Bridge NE47 6LP      …

Remaking Beamish

Come along to Allendale Village Hall to hear about plans to include the Georgian and 1950s periods in developing Beamish Museum. Geraldine Straker, the project officer for the ‘Remaking Beamish’ project will present archive photographs and explain the historical research behind the project. This is a major development for the museum; £10.9million has been awarded…

Allendale Cricket Club annual auction

We will once again be holding the event upstairs in the Golden Lion. It offers an intimate atmosphere… as well as excellent beer and the customary pie n peas! We currently have over 80 donations – please come along and support the club.

Discover the Delights of the Allen Valleys

We are delivering four free events that share the gems of the Allen Valleys with local residents and visitor business from across the North Pennines.   Allendale the village with a heart. Walk the bounds of the village along riverside paths and through the Edwardian pleasure gardens of Deneholme Wood, soaking up the cultural and…

Dung Beetle Workshop

Join Darren Mann and Ceri Watkins, from the Dung beetle UK Mapping Project (DUMP), for this free one-day Cold-blooded and Spineless introductory course to learn about British dung beetles. Dung beetles are important recyclers across the globe as they provide a range of valuable ecosystem services. In the UK, there are approximately 60 species within…

Cloudspotting

This copiously illustrated talk given by John Dobson, a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society, will introduce you to the delights of Cloudspotting, and answer questions such as How do clouds form? How many sorts of cloud are there? What do clouds tell me about the weather?

Allen Valleys Folk Festival Programme Launch

This year’s Folk Festival programme launch takes place on Saturday April 29th and features acoustic sets from Horovod and Birlinn Jiarg in St Cuthberts Church, Allendale. It’s a good opportunity to hear some great music and find about our plans for the main festival later in the year. Horovod is an ensemble which performs arrangements…

Discover the Delights of the Allen Valleys

We are delivering four free events that share the gems of the Allen Valleys with local residents and visitor business from across the North Pennines.    Allen Smelt Mill and the landscape around the Allendale chimneys. Listen to fascinating stories surrounding the lead smelting industry in the Allen Valleys.  Visit Allen Smelt Mill and learn…

Invertebrate Identification for Beginners

This introductory workshop will offer an overview of insects and look at how the different orders can be identified, based on body form. The life histories of some of the larger groups will be reviewed. This will give you a chance to refresh your understanding of invertebrates and possible approaches for identification according to taxon…

Jupiter and its Moons

Experienced astronomer Graham Relf will lead a talk about the planet Jupiter, and if the skies are clear there may be the chance to see it yourself through our telescope. After the talk we’ll do some stargazing, weather permitting. Refreshments are included. Advance booking required. Costs: Adults – £5, Families – £10, Concessions – £2.…

Deneholme Wood: Open Meeting

It’s been a busy twelve months in Deneholme Wood since the North Pennines AONB Partnership opened new permissive access, new footpaths and a new bridge across the Phillipburn. Friends of Deneholme volunteers have been working hard to improve the woodland for the local community and for wildlife. We now need help with: wildlife surveys, habitat…

Allendale Village Hall Film Club

Our next film is Carol starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Sarah Paulson. An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. Refreshments served from 7.15 pm, film commences 7.45pm. All welcome.

Robots in Space!

Join us for a fun, engaging and family-friendly talk about the latest developments in space-age technology. Aimed at children aged 7 and over. Refreshments are included. Advance booking required. Costs: Adults – £5, Families – £10, Concessions – £2. Venue: North Pennines Observatory, Allenheads (www.acart.org.uk, NE47 9HR, grid ref: NY861454) Costs: Adults – £5; Families…

Ramblings

Claire Balding today Radio 4 Isaac’s Tea Trail

Deneholme Wood: volunteer day

We are running volunteer days at Deneholme Wood and we need your help! Join us to learn new skills, meet new people and help protect a beautiful local woodland. When: 10am, Tuesday 21st March 2017 Where: Allendale Village Hall What: Tree and shrub planting. Help us create brand new habitat for wildlife  and  to protect Deneholme Wood…

Allenheads Trust AGM

ALLENHEADS TRUST LTD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING   7.30pm on WEDNESDAY 15th MARCH 2017 in ALLENHEADS HERITAGE CENTRE   ALL WELCOME

Dark Matter

Durham University lecturer Dr Peter Edwards will be shedding light on exactly what dark matter is – the Universe’s most elusive and mysterious substance. After the talk we’ll do some stargazing, weather permitting. Refreshments are included. Advance booking required. Costs: Adults – £5, Families – £10, Concessions – £2. Bring warm outdoor clothing. Venue: North…

Allen Valleys Red Squirrels

Allen Valleys Red Squirrels Julie Bailey and Matthew Robson, two new contractors galvanising community support for red squirrels and working on grey squirrel control, invite you to a Drop In this coming Sunday 12th March.With continued and new support it will be possible to raise the profile of Allen Valleys’ red squirrels and their conservation.…

Woodland Management: how to look after your woodland

Our North Pennines woodlands offer year-round food and shelter for wildlife and beautiful spaces for us to enjoy. They also offer economic opportunities, through woodfuel and timber production. Whether it’s a small copse or a hundred acres, careful management of your woodland will secure its future for generations to come. Join us to learn practical management…

Coffee morning

Coffee morning hosted by Catton WI to launch the completion of their bee friendly planter project

Allen Valleys Local History Group

Michael Powell of Altogether Archaeology, a community archaeology group, will share with you some of their recent research and field work. Find out how LiDAR surveys of the North Pennines sparked off fascinating field work not far from the Allen Valleys. The group extends a warm welcome to everyone with an interest in discovering more…

Allen Valleys Red Squirrels drop in session

Allen Valleys Red Squirrels. Join us for a DROP IN SESSION. With new and continued support, we will raise the profile of Allen Valleys’ red squirrels and their conservation Sunday March 12th 2017 At St Cuthbert’s Church Hall, Allendale From 3 till 5 p.m. All welcome to join us Contact Julie Bailey for more information…

North Pennines Astronomy – Sky Quality

Come and learn about sky quality as it relates to our dark skies. Maya Horton will introduce sky quality measures, light pollution and the effect on human and ecosystems health. The North Pennines AONB Partnership working with the North Pennines Astronomy society are looking for volunteers to help with measurements to repeat and extend the…

Deneholme Wood: volunteer day

We are running volunteer days at Deneholme Wood and we need your help! Join us to learn new skills, meet new people and help protect a beautiful local woodland. When: 10am, Tuesday 21st February 2017 Where: Allendale Village Hall What: Stream conservation and riverbank management. We will make our way down to the Phillip Burn river to…

Seasonal Skies

Join local astronomer Andy Gray for an overview of why we see different stars throughout the year, and a highlight of what you can expect to see, and perhaps photograph from the North Pennines. After the talk we’ll do some stargazing, weather permitting. Refreshments are included. Advance booking required. Costs: Adults – £5, Families –…

How to grow a hedge

Hedgerows are key features of the Allen Valleys, but despite their importance, many are in poor condition. Whether you have a single hedge in your garden or a whole network of hedgerows across your farm, join us to learn the ancient art of hedgerow management. You will learn how to: select appropriate species and plant a…

Unplugged

In our commitment to bring music back to the pub, we are proud to announce that at 9pm on Saturday 18th March 2017, the highly acclaimed acoustic duo ‘UNPLUGGED’ will be playing live at The Kings Head, Allendale. Entertaining the crowds with their own acoustic spin on popular songs spanning the last fifty years, UNPLUGGED…

Blues & Bourbon

From 4pm on Sunday 26th February 2017, The Kings Head will welcome live blues act Chris James and Martin Fletcher. The pair have gained international acclaim and been finalists in high profile competitions. Come join us and end enjoy a relaxing evening in good company with great music. All welcome.

Light and Sound in Space

Physics tutor and amateur astronomer Fred Stevenson provides an introduction to light and sound in space: what it is, where it comes from, and how we can detect it. After the talk we’ll do some stargazing, weather permitting. Refreshments are included. Advance booking required. Costs: Adults – £5; Families – £10; Concessions – £2. Bring…

Deneholme Wood: volunteer day

We are running volunteer days at Deneholme Wood and we need your help! Join us to learn new skills, meet new people and help protect a beautiful local woodland. When: 10am Saturday 21st January Where: Allendale Village Hall What: Path creation and maintenance. Improving existing routes, adding drainage and creating new footpaths. Bring a packed lunch…

Local history stories from the Allen Valleys

Allen Valleys Local History  Thursday 19th January at 3pm Allendale Village Hall Tim Crump and Steve Pardue invite you to drop in and share your local history stories from the Allen Valleys as they develop interpretation and design for some key sites in the Allen Valleys. This is part of the Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership…

Deneholme Wood: volunteer day

We are running regular volunteer days to look after Deneholme Wood, and we need your help! Join us to learn new skills, meet new people and help protect a beautiful local woodland. When: Tuesday 13th December, 10am Where: Allendale Village Hall What: Tree felling and coppicing to increase sunlight to woodland plants and create better…

Allendale Film Club

Allendale Film Club and Allen Valleys Local History Group present: MOVING NORTH: RURAL Come and see and chat about archive Film footage of New Years celebrations in Allendale, family holiday shots in beautiful Kodachrome colour, 1969 documentary of Poet Tom Pickard on his farm in Allendale and Kathryn Tickell reveals her connection to the landscape…

Deneholme Wood volunteer day

Learn about the invasive plants found in Deneholme Wood and how to manage them. A working party event open to all. The task day starts at 10 a.m. with an open finish, depending on work, weather and your own inclination!