Further Links

Haltwhistle Burn shared internationally - COP26 Climate Summit

November 2021

A series of nature-based films (containing UK case studies) were launched at the COP26 Climate Summit (Glasgow, November 2021) – this included Newcastle University and the Slaty Sike natural flood management scheme.

- Working with nature: Cities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exk7yQYhG5M
- Working with nature: Highlands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkmZ-aLVTxk
- Working with nature: Rivers & Coasts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WnL-RyAoCs


This also led to a specific news piece on the Slaty Site scheme by ITV with Tyne Rivers Trust: https://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2021-11-10/cop26-flood-prevention-a-natural-approach-to-our-changing-climate 


Environment Agency (2017) NFM toolbox - includes Haltwhistle Burn work

The Environment Agency published a natural flood management (NFM) guidance document ('toolbox') in June 2017 which includes the Haltwhistle Burn citizen science work. See case study 'Harnessing citizen science to engage communities and complement traditional data sources'

- Visit the toolbox here: https://www.catchmentbasedapproach.org/resources/tools-and-casestudies/deliver/nfm-toolbox


Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) - citizen science resource pack (includes Haltwhistle Burn project)


End of TRT (CRF) project poster PDF 2,450Kb

September 2015: this is an A0 poster which was on display during Tyne Rivers Trust's end of (CRF) project event on the 28/09/2015. The poster presents a selection of key findings to date (as part of the PhD project).


Haltwhistle Burn project in the media

Newcastle University Press Office (1): http://www.ncl.ac.uk/socialrenewal/news/item/kerplunksystemslowstheflow.html

Chronicle Live: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/haltwhistle-flood-protection-scheme-inspired-9942573 


BBC Science & Environment: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34087255 


BBC News documentary 'Weather World': catch up on BBC iplayer  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0698z2l/weather-world-28082015 


Newcastle University Press Office (2): http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/articles/archive/2017/04/communityfloodmonitoring/ 


Chronicle Live (2): http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/how-families-living-flood-risk-12931955


BBC Radio Newcastle: catch up on BBC iplayer 12/04/2017 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04y5cr


Hexham Courant: 'University team studies Haltwhistle's flooding issues'


The Guardian: 'Social and community impact category: award winner and runners up' March 2016.


Tyne Catchment

Tyne Catchment website 'working together to improve our rivers' - a collaborative project by Tyne Rivers Trust.


Brampton Weather - Climatological Weather Station

The Brampton Climatological Weather Station is managed by a member of the local community. Local weather conditions are recorded every day and then submitted to the Met Office. Brampton is only approximately 13 miles west of Haltwhistle and so it is a very useful source of weather information.

Take a look at the website.. there is plenty current and historical data available to view as well as a webcam.


Tyne Rivers Trust Spring/Summer Newsletter 2015 PDF 2,662Kb

This newsletter details what the Tyne Rivers Trust has been up to over the spring and autumn months of 2015.


History of Haltwhistle Burn

Learn about the history of the Haltwhistle Burn, including industries which once thrived along this watercourse, as well as the geology of the area and interesting walks.


Haltwhistle Burn CRF Briefing and England River Prize PDF 461Kb

To read about the Haltwhistle Burn CRF project and the England River Prize which it has won.


Visit the Met Office WOW ('Weather Observations Site') to view past weather records and get involved in being part of the weather observing community.



Environment Agency River Levels - South Tyne at Haltwhistle

The Environment Agency monitors river levels at Haltwhistle on the South Tyne immediately downstream of the railway station and Haltwhistle Tyne Bridge. The data is telemetered which means you can view them almost real time on the interent. To view the levels follow this link:

South Tyne river levels at Haltwhistle


RRC_May2014_poster PDF 1,583Kb

This is a poster which summarises the Haltwhistle Burn 'total catchment approach' managed by Tyne Rivers Trust. It also shows where the PhD fits into the wider project with progress to date (May 2014) on the 'community monitoring and modelling' process. This poster was also presented during the 2014 annual River Restoration Centre conference.


Belford Proactive Interventions

Visit 'Proactive Interventions' to find out more about the research carried out in Belford by Newcastle University. An alternative catchment approach was adopted in order to reduce flood risk and other catchment issues, similar to what is planned for Haltwhistle. 

Runoff Attenuation Features Handbook PDF 1,549Kb

This document attempts to show end users what was built within the Belford catchment and some of the costs involved.

The Eden DTC

The River Eden Demonstration Test Catchment (DTC) is a Defra funded project which is looking at ways to effectively manage diffuse pollution arising from agricultural activities. This project monitors stream water quality and biology to see how it responds during flood events. There are a number of project partners, including Newcastle University and the Eden Rivers Trust.


National Flood Forum

The National Flood Forum is a national charity 'dedicated to supporting and representing communities and individuals at risk of flooding': http://www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk/  


'MorpethFlood' and 'ToonFlood'

Morpeth and Newcastle (north east England) have suffered from a number of flash flood events over the past few years. For example, Morpeth was hit hard during the 6-7 September 2008 floods and Newcastle on 28 June 2012. Newcastle University has worked closely with the communities affected to gather information about these events (e.g. photos, videos and accounts). This information is extremely valuable to engineers as it can be used to reconstruct what happened, map flood outlines and calculate flood levels. By using the local community to share their flood information, an extensive amount of information can be obtained. Click here to find out more.




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