Thursday, 7 August 2014

Bewick and Back with WALK

To Bewick and Back – From Cherryburn into History celebrates renowned engraver Thomas Bewick’s work and his influence as a natural historian, sharing this heritage with people using: exhibitions of facsimiles of his ‘wood engravings’, guided walks, a public lecture, and showings of new art stimulated by an experience of Bewick’s landscape

The project includes a series of four FREE guided walks that explore a 45km route along the River Tyne during late August and September 2014. The walks follow a route between Thomas Bewick’s house in Gateshead and his birthplace at Cherryburn in Northumberland.

The walks have been organised by the University of Sunderland’s WALK research group supported by The Bewick Society, the Natural History Society of Northumbria and Gateshead Council, using a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Walk One – Sunday 31st August, 10.00-16.00hrs.
Starts at the site of Thomas Bewick’s House, on West Street, Gateshead, ends on the south side of Newburn Bridge; distance 12.25km (7.7 miles).
Degree of difficulty: relatively easy to moderate.

Walk Two – Sunday 7th September, 10.00-16.00hrs.
Starts at Newburn Bridge, ends at Cherryburn National Trust Property, Mickley, Northumberland; distance 11.5km (7.2 miles).
Degree of difficulty: moderate.

Walk Three – Sunday 14th September, 09.30-16.00hrs.
Starts at ‘Ferry Landing’, Ovington and finishes at Newburn Leisure Centre Car park, Newburn; distance 10km (6.3 miles).
Please note the meeting point for this walk is the Newburn Leisure Centre car park at 09.30hrs for a vehicle transfer to Ovington, where the walk will start at 10.00hrs.
Degree of difficulty: moderate.

Walk Four – Sunday 28th September, 10.00-16.00hrs.
Start at Newburn Leisure Centre car park, Newburn ends at St. Nicholas’ Cathedral Square,
Newcastle upon Tyne; distance 11.5km (7.2 miles).
Degree of difficulty: relatively easy to moderate.

How to Book on a Walk
For Health and Safety reasons, the number of participants on each walk is limited to 16; these places
are to be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To take part, as places are limited, you MUST
book in advance. If you wish to attend one of the To Bewick and Back guided walks, or to get more
details, please send an email to:

giving the following information:
Your name
A contact telephone number, a mobile number and your email address
The walk you wish to attend (date)
The number of places you require on the walk (please provide the names of all participants)

You will receive confirmation of your place by email or/and telephone. Thank you.
For more details about WALK at the University of Sunderland see:

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