Category: Visits

The House At Pooh Corner

Nestled snugly beneath the towering mountain created by the open cast mining close by, it is easy to miss The House at Pooh Corner, in fact it is fatal to miss it because it backs onto the deepest man made hole in Europe. This however did not deter intrepid smallholders who gathered at Middle Stobswood […]

Bonsai Afternoon

799754 is the map reference for one of the wettest but most fascinating places in Northumberland. To get there, turn left off the B6320 just before Simonburn. Travel along the road until you think you have gone far enough and then travel some more until you see the sign to Willow Bog. Willow Bog is […]

Visit To Earth Balance

This was our second visit. The first time was about four years ago. Then we could see they were trying to recycle and use sustainable energy by using coppice willow and solar panels for cooking and heating and the use of water to drive waterwheels. There was also a rather nice café where we had […]

A Visit To A Woodland Burial Site

On the evening of Wednesday May 7th we had a visit to Bockenfield Woodland Burial site near Felton owned and run by Smallholder member Steve Clareheugh. We started with a walk around the grounds where Steve has undertaken a massive tree-planting programme – we even saw tree number 16,000 standing proudly by the wayside. Steve […]

Visit To The Cheese Farm

On Sunday May 11th a good turnout of members (26) met at the Make Me Rich Farm, the home of The Northumberland Cheese Company. We were given a tour of the premises by club member Miranda Dickenson who makes the cheeses there. Miranda talked us through the whole process of the cheese making from the […]

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