Low Tide Day
Saturday 25 May 2013 11.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.Why not join in the fun and pop down to Seaham Hall beach car park. This year we will be back in Seaham with a bang - literally! We will be having a musical theme led by local guitarist Steve Percival with choirs from across the area joining forces with our Finnish friends with some inspirational natural music to inspire the soul. Joining in the fun will be East Durham College drummers!
As well as music we will be heading onto the rocky shores with Steve, for our traditional rockpool ramble (around 11.30 a.m.) with our marine expert to see what we can find lurking amongst the rocks and seaweed so don't forget to bring your wellies! Punch and Judy will be on hand to provide some more fun and entertainment and back by popular demand we have Tommy Craggs, chainsaw sculptor to design a coastal themed carving. Face painting, competitions, badge making and much more so come along and join in the fun! (refreshments and toilet facilities are available on site at Tonia's cafe).
National Trust Durham Coast Half Marathon
Sunday 9 June 2013The National Trust are holding their first Durham Coast Half Marathon along this beautiful stretch of coastline- check out their website www.durhamcoasthalfmarathon.co.uk for further details on how to enter if you are up to a challenge!
Sunderland Festival, Herrington Country Park
Saturday 15 June 2013We will be at Herrington Country Park again this year, with our friends from the Limestone Landscape Partnership, after a busy time last year (and that was in the rain too!) - come along and find out more about the Durham Coastline and what makes it so special.
Coastal Footpath Walk
Sunday 23 June 2013 at 10.30 a.m.Have you ever wanted to join the Durham coastline but never got round to it? Now is your chance to join Niall, Heritage Coast Officer, who will take you along the coastal footpath, pointing out special points of interest, fauna and flora along the way. This is a long walk, approximately 9 miles long, walk duration is approximately 6 hours, including a lunch stop. The walk finishes at Crimdon where a minibus (no charge) will meet you to take you back to the starting point. Booking only - by telephoning Gail on 03000 268 131. Sorry we are unable to accept dogs on this walk (as they are not allowed on the minibus). Please remember to bring a packed lunch and refreshments, wear sturdy shoes and protection from the elements!
Celebrating our Coast
Saturday 20 July 2013 12 Noon to 4.00 p.m.We are back at Dalton Park bringing the coast inland to you! Natural England will be coming along again bringing rockpools to show you all sorts of creatures from the sea. There will be make and do crafts, face painting for children (and adults too!), competitions, badgemaking - why not come along and see us there!
Sunday 28 July 2013We will be at Seaham Carnival on Sunday but this event is on for the whole weekend, Friday to Sunday! This year's promises to be bigger and better than ever with continental markets, live music, all with a maritime theme - don't miss it!!
Saturday 10 August 2013 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.We will be at Ryhope Carnival (Ryhope Recreation Ground, cricket pitch) - a great day for all, young or old! Come along and join in the fun!
VolunteeringDurham Voluntary Countryside Rangers carry out practical tasks every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the County.
If you'd like further information about volunteering and how to get involved, please contact Deborah Hannaby, Volunteer Co-ordinator on 03000 264 592.
Other EventsFor more events around the area, take a look at Wild About Hartlepool, listing events of the Countryside Team at Hartlepool.
The Limestone Landscapes Partnership also have a lot of organised events that you may be interested in attending.