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Old September 30th, 2016, 10:32 AM   #61
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Grant secures survival for historic church

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Grant secures survival for historic church
30 September 2016



Kielder Water and Forest Park secured a grant of £336,300 to fund a new, two-year project, while St George’s Church in Mickley has received £84,000 to fund repairs and upgrades.

Kielder Water and Forest Park will host a new project Living Wild at Kielder aimed at encouraging visitors to venture further into the park and explore its diverse natural heritage. It will include activities for all ages, from osprey roadshows and food foraging to a young ecologists club and nature trails.

Director of Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust Lynn Turner said: “The awarding of this new support from the Heritage Lottery Fund is wonderful news for the Living Wild At Kielder project. With this enhanced offering for nature lovers, alongside the largest man-made lake in northern Europe and England’s largest working forest, the attraction of Kielder as a destination for visitors goes from strength to strength.”

Meanwhile, St George’s Church in Mickley is set to be removed from Historic England’s ‘at risk’ register thanks to the grant.

The red, clay-tiled roof of the 190-year-old church will receive urgent repairwork and upgrades to rainwater drainage systems to prevent further water damage.

The project will also explore the possibility of a water and drainage system which would allow the installation of toilet and kitchen facilities in the future, to allow for more community activities. The history of the church will also be revealed thanks to a heritage trail and the development of a website.

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Kielder Water myths: Do abandoned villages lie beneath the Northumberland lake?

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Kielder Water myths: Do abandoned villages lie beneath the Northumberland lake?
23 Oct 2016 By Michael Muncaster


Kielder Forest and the Cheviots, 1961

The myths of long-lost villages lying beneath Kielder Water has captivated imaginations for decades.

Folklore says that rolling farmland and abandoned stone houses sit at the bottom of the artificial lake in Northumberland. And it is rumoured that when the water level falls, a church spire with a bell can be seen emerging from the lake.

So is there any truth behind the myths that Kielder Water has its very own Atlantis-like villages? Unfortunately not, according to Northumbrian Water’s guest services manager Jonty Hall. “We get asked about it regularly and I would love to say the myths are true but they aren’t,” he said. People will always be curious about what is underneath there - it will probably never go away. Before the lake was created all the houses and buildings were flattened and all the materials were taken away. There is nothing there.”

Kielder Water - the largest man-made lake in northern Europe - was created to meet the growing demand for water to support the booming UK industrial economy. After the scheme was approved by Parliament in 1974, work to build the reservoir and the dam in the Kielder Valley began the following year. However, it resulted in the loss of a number of farms, houses and a school, with many families being forced to move out of the area.

Mr Hall said: “The European Economic Community enforced the Kielder Water Order in 1974 and the work started on felling the trees and clearing the land. The area was chosen because the villages were very sparsely populated and it gets high rainfall - twice the national average. I think one of the villages had around 14 families living there at the time and they had to move to new homes built elsewhere.”

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Kielder Christmas trees put up at Westminster

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Kielder Christmas trees put up at Westminster
December 2, 2016 at 4:57PM



A father and son team from haulage contractors R&H Scott Stonehaugh made a journey with the special delivery from Kielder Forest to the Palace of Westminster on November 25.

The duo have been making this trip for a number of years, and their 70ft wagons have to be carefully manoeuvred through the Palace gates so the trees can be taken off the trailer by crane.

A 50ft Sika Spruce has now been put next to Big Ben, a 25ft tree at Westminster Hall, and a 20ft tree at the Speakers State rooms, to be admired throughout the Christmas period.

One of the Kielder Works supervisors, Steve Orton, felled the trees at a secret location in the forest.

Ian Green, Kielder beat forester, who co-ordinates the whole operation with officials from the Palace of Westminster, said: “We have been providing the Palace of Westminster with a Christmas tree for over 10 years and are always delighted to be able to show off our Forestry Commission trees at such an iconic location. The felling and preparation of the trees takes at least a day which Steve has done for the last four years. We then hand over the R&H Scott for the transport to London.”
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New project to keep Kielder at the heart of culture gets Arts Council backing

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New project to keep Kielder at the heart of culture gets Arts Council backing
By David Whetstone 21 January 2017


Silvas Capitalis, one of the Kielder artworks

A new project designed to enhance the appeal of Kielder Water & Forest Park to visitors has earned the backing of Arts Council England.

The Explore and Create project has received a £49,300 grant from the Arts Council’s Grants for the Arts programme, funded by the lottery. It is another initiative of the Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and furthers the good work done over many years by its renowned Kielder Art & Architecture programme.

The new project looks at new ways of bringing together Kielder’s inspiring landscape with the art installations – past and present – commissioned as part of the programme. It is also designed to provide practical opportunities for creative learning, skills development and engagement with children and young people. And it will also look at new ways of spreading the word about all of Kielder’s attractions through traditional and digital marketing activities. n particular the project builds on the partnership between the Trust and Newcastle University with a focus on nurturing talent.

Of most interest to art lovers who like to tick off the new sculptures and installations around Kielder Water will be the latest new commissions.

Jane Tarr, Arts Council England director North, based in Newcastle, said the organisation was delighted to support the Explore and Create project. She said the Grants for the Arts money, to be invested in new commissions, digital technology and a learning programme for children and young people, and also people with disabilities, would go towards building a more sustainable future for Kielder with art and culture at its heart.

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That sculpture looks canny,---but imagine taking a short cut after a few bevies and seeing it,----but seriously,--I do like these type of artworks,--cheers.
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Support for Calvert Trust expansion at Kielder

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Support for Calvert Trust expansion at Kielder
9 February 2017



CALVERT Trust Kielder looks set to receive a bumper loan from Northumberland County Council for a scheme which will help to grow its visitor numbers.

The loan would be used for the purchase of staff accommodation within Kielder Village, which would free up two chalets at the trust’s award-winning centre within Kielder Water & Forest Park.

At a meeting of Northumberland County Council’s cabinet on Tuesday, all members agreed to recommend to the council that they approve the requested loan of up to £300,000, repayable over 20 years through the additional income generated by the chalets.

Calvert Trust Kielder provides opportunities for those with disabilities and their families to take part in a range of outdoor pursuits to help achieve their potential.It welcomes families, groups and individuals on residential and day visits and offers 24-hour respite care for adults travelling alone. The scheme would allow the renovation of two freed-up chalets, using £150,000 of the trust’s own resources, which could then be rented out.The scheme is expected to generate approximately £89,000 additional income through the extra rental costs.

Calvert Trust Kielder chief executive, Peter Cockerill, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Northumberland County Council is considering the loan for Calvert Trust Kielder. The loan will be used to purchase staff accommodation in Kielder and will make an enormous difference to our staff and, ultimately, the many people who benefit from our centre and facilities.”

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Northumberland's Kielder Water in 35 facts - 35 years after it was officially opened

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Northumberland's Kielder Water in 35 facts - 35 years after it was officially opened
David Morton 26 May 2017


Kielder Reservoir is 35 years old

It’s 35 years since Kielder Water in Northumberland was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip.

Sometimes derided during its early days as a “£167m white elephant”, it is today hailed as one the region’s greatest assets. It was designed to meet the water demands of the whole North East well into the future.

Situated in Northumberland’s North Tyne Valley, water released from Kielder can supply Tyneside, Wearside and Teesside, more than 80 miles away. Three and a half decades on, from the formalities of May 26, here’s the story of Kielder Water in 35 facts.

1. Northumbrian Water’s Kielder Water is the largest man-made lake in Northern Europe by capacity. It is the reservoir that supplies the Kielder Water Scheme.
2. After the Kielder Water Scheme was put on the agenda, a public inquiry was commissioned in 1972. The initial sessions, held over six weeks at Newcastle Civic Centre, heard nearly 200 objections before the inspector recommended the scheme go ahead.
3. The Kielder Water Scheme is a regional transfer system that can release water from Kielder Water in the North West of the region into the Rivers Tyne. Wear, Derwent and Tees.
4. Discharge into each river is by cascade spillway, which encourages reoxygenation of the water, which may have been retained in the tunnel for some time.
5. Kielder Water cost £167m to build. Construction began in 1975 and the reservoir was opened by the Queen on May 26, 1982.
6. The reservoir is capable of holding 44,000 million gallons of water.
7. Manpower on the construction reached peaks of 1,500 engineers and construction workers.
8. The reservoir took two years to fill with water after it was completed.
9. It has a surface area of 2,740 acres.
10. Its shoreline, including Bakethin, is 27 miles and the depth is 52 metres (170 feet) at the deepest point.

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Kielder Water & Forest Park has a wealth of art and architecture. Fancy a minibus tour?

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Kielder Water & Forest Park has a wealth of art and architecture. Fancy a minibus tour?
By David Whetstone 28 May 2017


Skyspace, the £300,000 sone chamber created at Kielder by American artist James Turrell to view the sky

Thirty five years after Kielder Water opened, the place is a destination for art lovers as well as nature lovers.

Now there’s a chance to enjoy a special guided tour of the art and architecture installations at Kielder Water & Forest Park. Five three-hour minibus tours have been scheduled, each led by a knowledgeable and experienced guide. Each will give visitors the chance to learn about the inspiration behind Kielder Art & Architecture’s most iconic creations, some of which lie some way off the beaten track.

Lynn Turner, director of Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust, said: “These tours take in Silvas Capitalis (Latin for ‘the Forest Head’) which is a real favourite with visitors, and much more. It’s a great way of getting out and seeing the installations around Kielder Water & Forest Park and to learn the stories and inspiration behind them.”

Silvas Capitalis has been at Kielder since 2009 and was created by an American art collective called SIMPARCH. It was conceived as an observer over the landscape for millennia. Visitors can enter through the mouth and climb upstairs to look out of the eyes. Other installations include the Janus Chairs, giant rotating seats which also serve as shelters and were made by Ryder Architecture in 2009, and the Kielder Skyspace, opened in 2000 and the work of American James Turrell.

The tours cost £10 per person or £25 for a family ticket (two adults and two children). Booking is essential. Visit www.kielderartandarchitecture.com or tel. 0845 1550236.

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See 325 water voles get set free in Kielder as part of largest reintroduction in the UK

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See 325 water voles get set free in Kielder as part of largest reintroduction in the UK
Tony Henderson 15 June 2017


Coral Edgcumbe, Ecologist with Mike Pratt, CEO of Northumberland Wildlife Trust at the first release of water voles in Kielder Water & Forest Park (Photo: © John Millard 2017)

Hundreds of water voles were set free in Northumberland on Wednesday to begin the biggest ever reintroduction of the endangered species in one location in the UK.

The Kielder Water Vole Partnership released 325 captive bred water voles – Ratty in The Wind of the Willows – at eight waterway locations in Kielder Forest. The Restoring Ratty project has set out to return the animals to the area after a 30-year absence, with a further 350 water voles due to be released in August. The aim is to restore populations to the Kielder catchment of the North Tyne with a view to their eventual spread throughout western reaches of Northumberland.

Restoring Ratty is a five-year partnership project between Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Forestry Commission England and Tyne Rivers Trust, backed by a grant of £421,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Water voles have suffered a 94% drop in numbers since the 1960s, when they were a familiar sight in ditches, rivers and streams. Field records indicate that water voles were widespread in Northumberland and County Durham. In 1906, records show them as being “common in all suitable habitats throughout the counties”. But they have been hit by a fatal mix of loss of habitat, pollution of waterways, industrialisation of agriculture, housing development and predation by American mink which bred after escaping from fur farms.

Kelly Hollings, Restoring Ratty project officer, said: “Water voles are an essential element of our wild and watery places. It’s terribly sad to have witnessed such huge declines of this mammal in my lifetime. We’re doing everything we can to help bring them back and we’re so grateful to all those who are supporting our work. It is a dream come true to be bringing back to Kielder something that has been lost for years. Water voles are ‘waterway gardeners’ – little engineers creating a habitat structure for other wildlife.”

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Kielder United Reformed Church in Association with Methodist Church

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Kielder United Reformed Church in Association with Methodist Church photographed 10th July 2014, unfortunately the church was closed at the time of my visit.

Built in 1874 to a design by F.R. Wilson.

Pesvner describes the church as 'Small and Norman style.Rock faced stone. Pretty patterned roof of different coloured slate'.

Grade II Listed, this is the protection courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co...-#.VgknR_SAm34

Description: United Reformed Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239686

OS Grid Reference: NY6238894147
OS Grid Coordinates: 362388, 594147
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2401, -2.5930

Location: Kielder, Northumberland NE48 1ER

Locality: Kielder
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE48 1ER

KIELDER
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Formerly Presbyterian Church, now United Reformed. 1874 by F.R. Wilson.

Rock-faced stone, Welsh and Lakeland slate roof. Romanesque style. Single- cell church with south porch and north vestry. Three bays. Porch to left has round-headed doorway. Paired round-headed windows. East window three stepped lights with shafts and cushion capitals. Similar-west window.

Gabled roof with overlapping coping and gabled kneelers. Polychrome patterned roof with bands of fish-scale slates and band of Greek-key design above the eaves.

Interior has open timber roof with big semicircular braces.

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17/02204/CLLBC | Certificate of lawfulness of proposed works to a Listed Building to install a water supply. The supply will be installed to the boundary of the property, a small section of boundary wall which is in need of repair is dismantled and the stonework put aside and stored, this will allow access for the digger to carry out the required excavation. On completion of the work the wall will be rebuilt. During the period the wall is dismantled the opening will be fenced off | Kielder United Reform Church Kielder Northumberland
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Proposal Certificate of lawfulness of proposed works to a Listed Building to install a water supply. The supply will be installed to the boundary of the property, a small section of boundary wall which is in need of repair is dismantled and the stonework put aside and stored, this will allow access for the digger to carry out the required excavation. On completion of the work the wall will be rebuilt. During the period the wall is dismantled the opening will be fenced off
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Salmon get brand new home

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Salmon get brand new home
11 July 2017



YOUNG fish at Kielder Salmon Centre have had their brand new homes delivered.

Two giant fish tanks were delivered to the hatchery at the Environment Agency’s salmon centre, measuring nine metres across by one-and-a-half metres deep and weighing more than 500kg. They were transported from Aberdeen and installed by specialist fitters.

They will be the final stop for up to 200,000 young salmon before they are released into tributaries of the River Tyne.

The old tanks had been in use since the hatchery opened in 1980, and were at risk of failing and flooding the nearby office and visitor centre.

Manager of Kielder Salmon Centre Richard Bond said: “It was a relief to see the new tanks arrive safely, and our young salmon will be stronger and fitter in future because of the improved conditions we can now provide.”

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Kielder Water myths: Do abandoned villages lie beneath the Northumberland lake?

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Kielder Water myths: Do abandoned villages lie beneath the Northumberland lake?
By Michael Muncaster 17 July 2017


Kielder Forest and the Cheviots, 1961

The myths of long-lost villages lying beneath Kielder Water has captivated imaginations for decades.

Folklore says that rolling farmland and abandoned stone houses sit at the bottom of the artificial lake in Northumberland. And it is rumoured that when the water level falls, a church spire with a bell can be seen emerging from the lake.

So is there any truth behind the myths that Kielder Water has its very own Atlantis-like villages? Unfortunately not, according to Northumbrian Water’s guest services manager Jonty Hall. “We get asked about it regularly and I would love to say the myths are true but they aren’t,” he said. People will always be curious about what is underneath there - it will probably never go away. Before the lake was created all the houses and buildings were flattened and all the materials were taken away. There is nothing there.”

Kielder Water - the largest man-made lake in northern Europe - was created to meet the growing demand for water to support the booming UK industrial economy. After the scheme was approved by Parliament in 1974, work to build the reservoir and the dam in the Kielder Valley began the following year. However, it resulted in the loss of a number of farms, houses and a school, with many families being forced to move out of the area.

Mr Hall said: “The European Economic Community enforced the Kielder Water Order in 1974 and the work started on felling the trees and clearing the land. The area was chosen because the villages were very sparsely populated and it gets high rainfall - twice the national average. I think one of the villages had around 14 families living there at the time and they had to move to new homes built elsewhere.”

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Kielder Adventure Centre

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New project to keep Kielder at the heart of culture gets Arts Council backing
By David Whetstone 21 January 2017


Silvas Capitalis, one of the Kielder artworks

A new project designed to enhance the appeal of Kielder Water & Forest Park to visitors has earned the backing of Arts Council England.

The Explore and Create project has received a £49,300 grant from the Arts Council’s Grants for the Arts programme, funded by the lottery. It is another initiative of the Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and furthers the good work done over many years by its renowned Kielder Art & Architecture programme.

The new project looks at new ways of bringing together Kielder’s inspiring landscape with the art installations – past and present – commissioned as part of the programme. It is also designed to provide practical opportunities for creative learning, skills development and engagement with children and young people. And it will also look at new ways of spreading the word about all of Kielder’s attractions through traditional and digital marketing activities. n particular the project builds on the partnership between the Trust and Newcastle University with a focus on nurturing talent.

Of most interest to art lovers who like to tick off the new sculptures and installations around Kielder Water will be the latest new commissions.

Jane Tarr, Arts Council England director North, based in Newcastle, said the organisation was delighted to support the Explore and Create project. She said the Grants for the Arts money, to be invested in new commissions, digital technology and a learning programme for children and young people, and also people with disabilities, would go towards building a more sustainable future for Kielder with art and culture at its heart.

Read more @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats...heart-12486103
17/01939/FUL | Erection of eight art installations/structures. | Visitor Centre Kielder Castle Castle Drive Kielder Northumberland NE48 1ER
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50th Kielder osprey flies as nine fledge

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50th Kielder osprey flies as nine fledge
9th August 2017


Archer (centre), the 50th osprey to take its first flight at Kielder Water & Forest Park.

KIELDER Water and Forest Park is flying high after producing its 50th osprey chick since the birds began nesting in the area in 2009.

This year nine chicks have fledged from four nests including Archer from nest three, officially the 50th bird to take its first flight at Kielder. This year is the second most successful breeding season for the Kielder Ospreys, with only 2016 producing more fledged chicks - a record-breaking 11.

Staff at the park say that while extremely wet weather has affected a number of UK osprey nests this season, including at Kielder, the overall productivity of just over two fledges per nest is still above the average for many UK osprey projects.

Joanna Dailey, Kielder Ospreys expert volunteer, said: “Kielder has proved to be a successful home for ospreys, with excellent habitat and food supply. A special pleasure has been seeing the nest three adults, breeding here since 2014, raise three chicks.”

Visitors can watch the birds until late August via nest cameras broadcasting at Kielder Castle Café.

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Hundreds compete in Kielder Marathon

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Hundreds compete in Kielder Marathon
James Willoughby 8 October 2017



The final day of the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon Weekend is over, with more than 1,500 competitors taking part in Britain’s most beautiful marathon, half-marathon and junior runs today.

Around 4,500 visitors, competitors and spectators descended on Northumbrian Water’s Kielder Waterside Park for the day’s events and were treated to a great day of entertainment and athleticism by runners of all ages and from across the country.

In the marathon, more than 670 runners made their way around Kielder Water, northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, and winning in a time of two hours 46 minutes 18 seconds was Russell Maddams from Keswick Athletic Club. In second and third place were two police officers who were taking part in the marathon as part of the Police Sport UK (PSUK) Police Marathon Championships – West Yorkshire’s Simon Newton (two hours 46 mins 55 seconds) and Devon and Cornwall’s Alex Daniels (two hours 52 minutes 43 seconds). The winning woman was Morpeth Harrier Lorna MacDonald with a time of three hours 15 minutes 20 seconds. Second was Cheshire Police’s Lindsay Dixon (three hours 25 minutes 58 seconds) and third was Debbie Crozier (three hours 29 minutes 26 seconds)

The half-marathon, which started on Northumbrian Water’s Kielder Dam, saw 894 runners take on 13.1-miles around the south side of the reservoir. Winning the half, and finishing in a time of one hour 20 minutes 29 seconds, was Gosforth Harrier Benedict Moore. In second place was Sunderland Stroller John Cook (one hour 23 minutes 11 seconds) and in third was Chris Snowball from Ashington Hirst Running Club (one hour 23 minutes 59 seconds). Sunderland Stroller and Olympian Aly Dixon was the fastest female finishing in one hour 24 minutes and 36 seconds. Second female was Haldon Trail Runner Vikki Thompson (one hour 30 minutes 23 seconds) and third was Catherine Young from Claremont Road Runners (one hour 32 minutes 45 seconds).

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We take the wraps off latest public art at Kielder

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We take the wraps off latest public art at Kielder
9 October 2017



KIELDER'S latest piece of open-air art installation is to be unveiled next week.

The covers will cover off Castles, Follies and Elephants on Wednesday, October 18. It is a series of eight installations varying widely in shape, size and form, created by Newcastle artists and architects Oliver Perry, Claire Harper and James Perry. It’s billed as a colourful, brave and surprising creation bound to arouse strong interest and opinion.

Castles, Follies and Elephants seeks to highlight the influences that have shaped the landscape of the North Tyne Valley and to emphasize the role the local landscape has played historically - from defence, to infrastructure, power and leisure. Each creation within the project has been designed to respond to its selected site, but also to deliberately sit ‘unnaturally’ within it. Visitors will be invited to interact with the pieces in different ways – the creations might simply frame a view, they may draw attention to the landscape’s history, or they might highlight the current forest management. Individual interpretations will be numerous.

The project was developed out of an inquiry into the history of the Kielder landscape and the institutions, individuals and organisations that have shaped the landscape and how it is used. Each of the pieces references a moment in that potted history, from the 14th century pele towers, to the 1930s Lewie Camp and the vast underground infrastructure associated with the reservoir. Castle, Follies and Elephants is predominantly constructed in wood and coated in thorough-coloured resin fibre glass for good weather resistance.

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New funding boosts second observatory plans at Kielder

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New funding boosts second observatory plans at Kielder
Jamie Hardesty 11 October 2017


James Ramsbotham - CEO of the NECC and Trustee of The Gillian Dickinson Trust, Gary Fildes - Founder and Director of Kielder Observatory

Kielder Observatory’s second state-of-the-art observatory, currently under construction and set to open early next year, has been buoyed by a further funding boost of £50k. The funds, from the Gillian Dickinson Trust, will be put towards the project costing £250k in total.

Now in its ninth year, Kielder Observatory has established itself as the UK’s number one Dark Sky stargazing haven and receives visitors from across the world. Work is well underway on the project in the protected Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, which means it possesses exceptional starry nights. The new observatory will be fully accessible and comprise a single storey building housing a fully automated telescope with retractable roof, presentation room, kitchen and toilet facilities. In addition there will be external observation with fully accessible deck areas.

James Ramsbotham, Chief Executive of the NECC and a Trustee of the Gillian Dickinson Trust, said: “The Gillian Dickinson Trust is delighted to be able to support the Kielder Observatory as it works to inspire young people from across the North East with the beauty and the science of the heavens. Photographing the creative wonders of the universe will capture amazing images whilst also capturing their imagination. With other major grants totalling nearly £207,000, received from the Heritage Lottery Fund, LEADER funding, Northumbria Water and Northumberland Council, this further grant is another great boost for the completion of the new observatory.”

Gary Fildes, Kielder Observatory’s founder and lead astronomer, said “The new observatory will be used as an addition to the existing visitor experience. Using high tech research grade instruments and tracking mounts, the facility will be research-ready and able to be used by the professional astronomers. The aim will be to use the technology to spot distant planets around far away stars, known as EXO-planets, do supernova searches and plot asteroids. It will enable the science team to provide even more resources to the community who visit us.Our aim is to enthuse, educate and inspire all of our visitors and with the support of our partners across this wonderful region we will continue to excel.”

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