March 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the designation of the North
Northumberland Coast as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Throughout the year the Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership will be
organising a number of events so everyone can join in to discover more about our
beautiful coast and learn how to look after it for future generations.
To launch the celebrations, the team will be spending the day on the Coast! On
Friday 23rd March, the Partnership, guests and volunteers will be be planting 60
hedgerow trees near Bamburgh, before heading back to the village for afternoon
tea and birthday cake. In the evening, John Grundy, local historian and TV
presenter, has been invited to give a talk. He is a passionate enthusiast for the
history and architecture of the North East, bringing stories vividly to life with his
unique and engaging style. His talk - "Castles to Cowsheds: the extraordinary
buildings of the Northumberland Coast" - will be perfect for anyone who shares his
love of the area. The talk is free of charge and bound to be popular, so tickets
need to be booked early to avoid disappointment.