The North England Forest District covers the counties of Northumberland, Durham, Cumbria and Lancashire. The Forestry Commission looks after several large forests in the area including Kielder in the north, Whinlatter, Ennerdale and Grizedale in the Lake District National Park, and Hamsterley and Chopwell, close to the cities of Middlesbrough and Newcastle upon Tyne respectively.
Learning opportunities currently available in this area include:
- Sessions for schools and groups led by our partner Newton Rigg College at Grizedale, Cumbria.
- Specialist sessions on forestry and sculpture led by Forestry Commission staff at Grizedale, Cumbria
- Sessions for schools and groups led by our partners Classrooms in the Forestat Whinlatter, Cumbria
- Sessions for schools and groups led by partner organisations at Hamsterley, County Durham, Chopwell, Tyne and Wear and Kielder Castle, Northumberland
- Self-led trails at Whinlatter include the Tracks Trail, the Squirrel Scurry and the WildPlay Trail
- The Forestry Commission also organises a programme of events and temporary self-led trails for families, children and adults at Whinlatter and Grizedale
To find out more about these activities, or about other learning opportunities at Grizedale, Hamsterley or Kielder Castle, please contact the learning teams on the following:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 067 4495
If you have enquiries about sites other than these, please feel free to email one of the above and the staff will be able to answer your questions or pass you on to a relevant colleague.