Project Blog

Arches Inspired Artists

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These are some of the fantastic artworks and poems created by the pupils of Allendale Primary School after their visits to Allenheads and the Dukesfield Arches as the end of… read more

Leaden Learning?


…not this week! Allendale Primary School spent the day at Dukesfield Arches today, working alongside the stonemasons, archaeologists, and volunteers on a range of heritage and arts based activities. Getting… read more

Artistic enthusiasm


Bridget Kennedy – an artist based in Allenheads, has been working with the project this week and sent us these encouraging words: I am a practising artist living in Allenheads and… read more

Riding the Carriers Ways

Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel our Carriers Day & picnic next Sunday 13th July, but if you fancy exploring some of the routes the carriers took over the moors, you… read more

On a new map

Look what’s been doodled on a new map of Northumberland – at a community arts event at the Northumberland Miners Picnic Day at Woodhorn. People were invited to draw on… read more

Light fantastic


Beautiful weather and curious minds are coming together at the Arches this weekend. Children from Whitley Chapel First School explored different perspectives of the Arches, altering their point of view… read more

The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467