Geo-events for 2022

Mine Walk

It is a pleasure to annonce that for the first time since 2019 there will be a full schedule of geo-diversity walks along the Northumberland Coast AONB this year. I will be returning once more to all the best locations on the coast with new information, some new discoveries and a great deal of enthusiasm for being able to be out and running these walks once more.

I have decided to make these walks bookable to ensure that the number of people attending is manageable so that I can make it as good an experience as I can for everyone. There will be many fabulous rocks and fossils to find all in the glorious land and seascape of the AONB. You canfind all teh details of these walks in the geowalk section.  

The Hadrian's Wall Community Archaeology Project (WallCAP) continues to run but is now in a phase of analysis and writing. There will be some events escpecially around the Hadrian's Wall 1900 celebrations. These will be posted here in due course and you can find out more about what is happening on Hadrian's Wall by going to the WallCAP website

The new, fully updated edition of the Northumberland Coast Rocks! including a new set of maps and artwork, is still available. To order a copy just email me and payment can be sorted either by bank transfer or by cheque. 


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Interesting items

  • In Praise of Pentagonal

    In Praise of Pentagonal

    A sharp eyed walk along the beach at Cocklawburn or on Lindisfarne and with a bit of luck you may find a small disc, shaped like a tiny petrified polo mint.

  • Where has Hadrian’s Wall Gone?

    Where has Hadrian’s Wall Gone?

    Before I answer that question, here is a little bit of background information from a manuscript fragment recently discovered in an obscure roman outpost at Ecclesia Novum-Oppidum near to the Fluvium Collegium (surprisingly close to where I live!) and published in the journal Falsus Nuntium. 

  • Northumberland Coast Rocks!

    Northumberland Coast Rocks!

    This project, which was completed during 2015 organised by the Howick Heritage Group and supported with HLF funding, delivered a book, some educational work with a local first and middle school and a series of walks and talks. In this section of geo-diversity resources you can have a look at the presentation given for the walks and talks as well as much of the material which was used in the educational work including lesson plans, activities and exercises.  There is also a handy guide to fossils to be found on the beach at Seahouses (and elsewhere on the coast).


  • "Ian is the Brian Cox of Northumbria's rocks"

    Ted Wheadon


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