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Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre and café shrub

Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre and café shrub

Nearly 100 people turned out to celebrate 500 years of years of the amazing industrial, cultural & natural heritage of our area this week to mark the official opening of the Heritage Centre and café shrub in Winlaton Mill.

The £1.5m new visitor attraction for the Derwent Valley was officially opened by Ian Brown, Chair of Groundwork, Jill Green, Mayor of Gateshead and John Rundle from Land of Oak & Iron.

café shrub specialises in offering local produce in both the café and gift shop where you can immerse yourself in the heritage of the area with its use of reclaimed wood and exposed iron beams. The whole centre is providing a hub for the local community as well as a place where visitors can fuel up before or relax after an exciting day exploring all that the area has to offer.

Located in Winlaton Mill, in the heart of Ambrose Crowley's industrial empire, both the Heritage Centre and cafe shrub are accessible via the Derwent Walk, Red Kite Trail and the Coast to Coast Cycle way, as well as the main traffic route through the Derwent Valley.

To find out about volunteering opportunities at the Heritage Centre please visit our website.

Land of Oak & Iron, the Heritage Centre and café shrub is hosted by Groundwork NE & Cumbria and supported by National Lottery players through HLF and Rural Growth Network.

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