Join us over the next twelve months to explore the ancient woodlands and create a collective digital diary of the changing seasons and moods of these special ancient woodlands. See below for our programme of events and activities. Please remember to check the website closer to the event in case of any changes to meeting times and places!
How to photograph woodland ecosystems and botanical features
Do your woodland photos always end up blurred? Never quite as good as you would like? Whether you are using a phone, a pocket camera or an amazing digital SLR, this workshop will explore how to make the best of what equipment you have. Beginners to experts – something for everyone!
Saltburn Valley Gardens Wednesday 15th June 2016 6pm – 8pm.
Meet at the kids play area, Albion Terrace, Saltburn
Please book a place. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01287 636382
How to make botanical field sketches
These workshops, especially suitable for beginners, will provide guidance in basic techniques in botanical field-sketching. Topics will include basic drawing techniques of line perspective and form, pencil shading, basic plant and flower structures and drawing accurately to scale. Half the day indoors learning, followed by sketching outside.
Margrove Sunday 5th June 10am – 3.30pm Margrove Heritage Centre, Margrove
Saltburn Saturday 11th June 10am – 3.30pm Saltburn Valley Gardens Woodland Centre
Skinningrove Tuesday 21st June 10am – 3.30pm Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove
You must book at place to attend these courses. Places are limited to 15 people per course. Please bring a packed lunch and wear clothing and footwear suitable for visiting woodlands. Bring a small drawing pad, pencils and eraser.
To book a place contact: email@example.com or ring 01287 636382. Please state the workshop location.
Investigating nature diaries and journals
A day visit to the archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria at the Great North Museum, Newcastle to examine nature diaries, journals and view examples of botanical drawings and field sketches under the supervision and guidance of the Archivist.
Great North Museum, Newcastle Saturday 16th July 2016
Details of coach pick up and drop off timing to be confirmed
You must book a place to attend this visit. Places are limited to 18 people.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01287 636382. You will need to bring a packed lunch.
Changing seasons in the woods
These woodland walks, led by a botanical expert, will explore the changing nature of three different East Cleveland woodlands through the seasons and the different plant communities that make up the woodland ecosystems. They will also look at man’s influence on the woods and the place of the woods in the wider landscape. Participants will be encouraged to record aspects of the woods through photos and drawings for our digital diary project. The walks may include muddy paths, steep climbs, steps and uneven terrain so wear appropriate clothing and footwear. A small foam pad may be useful for sitting on for sketching.
Clarkson’s Wood, Liverton Mines Sunday 24th July 1pm – 4pm Meetjunction of Cleveland St and Liverton Rd
Hagg Wood, Moorsholm Wednesday 24th August 1pm – 4pm Meet outside former Toad Hall Arms
Saltburn Gill, Saltburn Sunday 28th August 1pm – 4pm Meet Cat Nab Car Park, Saltburn
Hagg Wood, Moorsholm Sunday 23rd October 10am – 1pm Meet outside former Toad Hall Arms
Clarkson’s Wood, Liverton Mines Wednesday 2nd November 10am – 1pm Meet junction Cleveland St/Liverton Rd
Saltburn Gill, Saltburn Sunday 6th November 10am – 1pm Meet Cat Nab Car Park, Saltburn
Saltburn Gill, Saltburn Wednesday 18th January 10am – 1pm Meet Cat Nab Car Park, Saltburn
Clarkson’s Wood, Liverton Mines Sunday 29th January 10am – 1pm Meet junction Cleveland St/Liverton Rd
Hagg Wood,Moorsholm Wednesday 8th February 10am – 1pm Meet outside former Toad Hall Arms
Hagg Wood, Moorsholm Sunday 30th April 1pm – 4pm Meet outside former Toad Hall Arms
Saltburn Gill, Saltburn Wednesday 3rd May 1pm – 4pm Meet Cat Nab Car Park
Clarkson’s Wood Liverton Mines Sunday 14th May 1pm – 4pm Meet junction of Cleveland Street and Liverton Road
Contact: email@example.com to book a place or ring 01287 636382. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear for visiting woodlands. Hagg Wood can be particularly muddy. Bring a drink and snack, cameras and field sketching materials. Please park considerately.