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Land of Oak & Iron

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About us: 

Land of Oak & Iron offers something for everyone. It’s bursting with acres of beautiful natural woodland, rich in wildlife, and has lots of industrial and cultural heritage to celebrate. It’s right on your doorstep, here in north east England, less than 30 minutes away from Sunderland, Durham and Newcastle, and is easily accessible by public transport, car and bike too.

With 500 years of authentic heritage, history, heroes and habitats, there is a wealth of activities and exciting projects to explore. Rekindling local passion to enable this area’s unique combination of natural, industrial and cultural heritage to be uncovered and rediscovered, the Land of Oak & Iron is about celebrating the past while looking forward to a sustainable future.

Following the River Derwent from the Derwent Reservoir to the River Tyne, the Derwent Valley has so many interesting places to discover. From historic places to find out about the industry that shaped today’s landscape to countryside and woodland to explore by bike, foot or horse. All with superb parking, cafés, facilities, access and events, too, making it the perfect destination for a day out.

Land of Oak & Iron is hosted by Groundwork NE & Cumbria and is supported by National Lottery players through a grant of £2.2 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Find out more.

Contact Person: 
Kath Marshall-Ivens
01207 524883 / 07966 330028
Groundwork NE & Cumbria
The Greenhouse, Amos Drive
Greencroft Industrial Park
Annfield Plain
County Durham
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Regular Activities run by Land of Oak & Iron

Woodland Volunteering - West Wylam Woods

Immerse yourself in woodland life, making this a better place for creatures large and... Read more

  1. Thursdays

10am till 2pm
Every week

No upcoming events are currently being listed by this organisation.

Land of Oak & Iron's News

So much to discover in Land of Oak & Iron this summer.

Forging Ahead May 2018

Date posted: 18th May 2018

With so much on offer this summer, Land of Oak & Iron is the place to be.

View of Nine Arches viaduct in Derwent Valley

Don't miss the Land of Oak & Iron Local Groups Forum

Date posted: 22nd March 2017

Land of Oak & Iron's (LOI) first Local Groups Forum is being held on Saturday 1st April and will offer community groups and organisations an opportunity to find out how LOI can help and support

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Land of Oak and Iron Young Peoples Survey

Date posted: 20th August 2014

Young Peoples Survey



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Volunteer with Land of Oak & Iron

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Chopwell WoodFest Volunteer

Sunday 8th July 2018

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Land of Oak & Iron Volunteer



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