Macrame bracelet workshop

As promised, we are running our next workshop on Sunday 19th May, 10:00am-12:00pm in the Medway block, Higher Ground, Allendale. Come and make a colourful bracelet and learn how to master a few basic macrame knots, adding your own detail with different beads. Perfect for a personal gift or for Read more…

Life after Oswald

Well we did it! And the wee ones did at least 11 miles per day I’m so proud of them. We are overwhelmed by everyone’s support and sponsorship, we have raised over £1,200 to keep the project running which is amazing. Thank you so much to all who donated xx Read more…

The Chilli house

Welcome to the site, big poly tunnel’s wee sister, the soon to be Chilli house! I’m beyond amazed at the speed in which this team of volunteers put up our new poly tunnel. Chris, looking like he was off to the office, casually prevented us from making some morbid mistakes Read more…

One year in!

This weekend it is our first anniversary on the HG site! The ridiculously massive and terrifying compost delivery, first spade in the ground, snow Armageddon, it all happened in the space of a week last year. Just look at how it’s all changed since then 🙂 Feb 2018           Read more…

Apple tree grafting workshop

Here it is! After having so much interest in the prospect of an apple tree grafting workshop, Honest Graft who are a community interest company from Newcastle who work with community orchards, are coming to run a fantastic workshop for our project next month. It will be on Sunday 24th Read more…

* * * Covid-19 UPDATE * * *

From June 12th, Higher Ground Allendale will begin to permit volunteers back on site. We will be strictly limiting the numbers of volunteers at any given time.

More information is available in the top menu on the website.

The public footpath from Shilburn Road to the exits at the bottom remains open. Thank you to everyone for observing these restrictions during this difficult time. We'll be up and running soon but for now, let's stay sensible.
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