2020 has not turned out to be the year that any of us expected.
One of the things that thinking in geological timescales does, is to give perspective. The current situation is frustrating, worrying and at times lonely, and has meant chunks of work being postponed to another year. It is temporary though and like the advance and retreat of the ice sheets in our earth’s most recent glaciation, more temperate times will return (and in a much shorter timescale!).
As the process for moving out of out of lockdown starts to happen, planning is taking place for a time when it will be possible to run Northumberland Coast AONB geo-diversity walks again. It is likely it will be a while before they can be run as before but I am putting in place processes to enable safe geodiversity walks once I am assured that it is safe to do so and with the approval of the AONB partnership. Any updates on this will be posted here and in the Northumbrian Earth Newsletter and Facebook and Twitter feeds.
After much work to fully update the book, including a new set of maps and artwork, a new edition of the Northumberland Coast Rocks! has now been published and may be ordered directly from Northumbrian Earth. Just go to the "Shop" page which can be found on the left hand menu bar.