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cuckoo stories and song

Gone Cuckoo

Date: 14th May 2017
Time: 10:30 am  to  2:30 pm

Sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances this event won’t now be taking place on 14th May.  We do hope to be able to reschedule – please keep an eye on our website and social media for a rescheduled date.

Gone Cuckoo

The College Valley is one of the places in Northumberland where we are still likely to hear the song of the declining cuckoo.


Malcolm Green will lead us on an easy walk along the College Burn in search of this elusive bird.  On the way we will listen with new ears and look with fresh eyes.  Hear tales of the cuckoo and the place it inhabits… and perhaps even hear a song or two.

To avoid disappointment we recommend you book your tickets in advance online as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The booking for the event will close before the event takes place, often on the afternoon of the last working day prior to the event.  There may still be tickets available; unless this event shows either that booking is essential or that tickets are “sold out” you may still be able to attend simply by turning up on the day.  However, do note that places are always allocated on a first come first served basis because of number restrictions.

As this is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately and wear appropriate footwear.  As the weather can change remember to bring waterproofs and warm clothing.  Please being drinks & snacks/lunch (there will be a picnic stop for lunch).

Aimed at families with children over 7 years of age.

Location: Hethpool Car Park, College Valley

Directions: Going north past Wooler on the A697, turn left at Akeld onto the B6351. Go past Kirknewton village, and just after the stone bridge look out for a left turn signed ‘Hethpool’. The car park is approx 2 miles along the single track road on the left.

OS Grid Ref: NT 893 280

Postcode: NE71 6TW (general area)

For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav please note that, particularly in open country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow directions to locate the venue.

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Planning in the National Park

Northumberland National Park Authority is the statutory Planning Authority for the area of the Northumberland National Park. View our planning pages here.