Cheviot Futures

United in a Changing Landscape

Tweed Forum Projects

7th, November 2014

There are some very exciting projects carrying on the ethos of Cheviot Futures being led through the Tweed Forum. Their website is worth as look:

Back-to-nature flood schemes need 'government leadership'

20th, January 2014

A very interesting article on the BBC news website about natural flood management, well worth a read!

Please click here to read the article

Cheviot Futures Newsletter Issue 4

13th, January 2014

Please click on the link below to read the latest Cheviot Futures newsletter, alternatively call Jennifer Hewitson for a paper version - 01669 622071.
Enjoy the read!

Cheviot Futures Project Wins National Park Award!

13th, January 2014

Peter Stott, of Elilaw Farm near Netherton, has won a Northumberland National Park Award for his role in the Cheviot Futures project on the Netherton Burn. The award celebrates natural resources innovation and Cheviot Futures is very proud to have w

Resilient Research completed in partnership with SAC

16th, December 2013

Cheviot Futures have recently commissioned SAC Consulting to undertake two research projects on our behalf, with the intention of providing a synopsis of relevant research to help guide farmers in their decision making going forward.

The first res

Cheviot Futures Workshop at a National Conference

16th, October 2013

Cheviot Futures staff were asked to give a presentation at two workshops at a national conference looking at building cooperation into the next rural development programme.

The conference is entitled Co-operation 2014-2020: Building a Better Rural

More Cheviot Futures Case Studies

16th, October 2013

A new suite of Cheviot Futures case studies have now been published:
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Cheviot Futures Spring 2013 Newsletter

20th, May 2013

The spring 2013 Cheviot Futures newsletter is now available!

Please see the link below to download a copy, or get in touch if you would like a hard copy posted out.

Newsletter now available!

14th, May 2013

Get in touch if you want ot read all about what Cheviot Futures has been up to over the last few months -

Tool for species diversity decisions in forestry

4th, April 2013

Selecting and diversifying tree species and use of the correct genetic material is a key action to adapt to climate change. The negative impact of pests and diseases on our existing tree species makes it even more urgent.

To help with decisions o

Work complete on Netherton Burn runoff management project

30th, October 2012

Work are now complete on phase 2 of the Netherton Burn project at Elilaw Farm.

This project has been developed in close partnership with the landowner, Northumberland Community Flood Partnership, Catchment Sensitive Farming, the Univerisity of New

More severe weather hits the Cheviots

25th, September 2012

The heavy rainfall is forecast to continue throughout the rest of today and into tonight.

Extreme weather events and prolonged multi-day storms are predicted to increase as a result of climate change for the area - Cheviot Futures urges farmers an

Erosion protection works at Kirknewton complete

Completed works, viewed from upstream towards Westnewton Bridge.5th, September 2012

Work is now complete on the comnstruction of a timber riverbank erosion protection structure on the College Burn at Kirknewton.

This project has been a partnership approach between Cheviot Futures and the Environment Agency, assisting the landowne

Works underway on the College Burn, Kirknewton

21st, August 2012

Works are finally underway at our erosion protection site at Kirknewton.
These works have been rescheduled a number of times during the summer 'riverworks' season due to the excessive rainfall and associated problems with materials supply.


Northumberland County Council would like your help

31st, July 2012

The Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management team at Northumberland County Council is asking communities to help build a detailed picture of flooding in the County that resulted from the recent heavy rainfalls.
They would like details and evidence

Heavy rainfall halts pioneering project works in the Bowmont

12th, July 2012

The continued heavy rainfall of the last couple of weeks has led to a temporary cessation in the exciting engineered logjam project underway in the Bowmont Valley.

These works need to be completed during the 'riverworks' season (June to September)

Climate Ready - Agriculture and Forestry

4th, July 2012

Further information has now been added to the Environment Agency Climate Ready website.

There is now information and resources for farmers and foresters to help improve their resilience to climate change.

Please see Exciting and pioneering works underway in the Bowmont!

Work underway on one of the bar apex features at Clifton2nd, July 2012

Work is now underway on the innovative catchment-scale roll out of Engineered LogJam (ELJ) features to assist Natural Flood Management and river restoration works within the Bowmont Valley.

Cheviot Futures is working closely with individual landow

Cheviot Futures hosts visit by Natural England Area Manager

26th, June 2012

On Tuesday 19th June 2012, Cheviot Futures staff Tracy and Jennifer, plus additional representatives of the Cheviot Futures core group, hosted a visit to the project by Adrian Vass, area manager for the Natural England northern area (Northumberland,

Cheviot Futures goes European!

14th, June 2012

The influence of Cheviot Futures continues to spread more widely. Project Co-ordinator Jennifer Hewitson accompanied Tom Burston, Northumberland Uplands Leader Local Action Group Co-ordinator, to the European Commission in Brussels recently. Jennife

Are you worried about forestry and climate change?

23rd, May 2012

If you are then please visit the Forestry Commission's dedicated webpage.

: Please click here

Cheviot Futures Newsletter

8th, May 2012

The latest Cheviot Futures newsletter is available now!

We are having issues with uploading the document at the moment so please email if you would like a copy.

Please get in touch if you have any questions on any of our articles or would like

Cheviot Futures on BBC's Inside Out

3rd, May 2012

The BBC's Inside Out programme featured the Cheviot Futures fire pond on their programme on the impacts of drought last night.

The programme was investigating the impact of drought in the region and it highlighted wildfire as a serious considerati

Cheviot Futures Project Makes National Publication

10th, April 2012

The Cheviot Futures project at North Doddington Farm has made a national publication!

Natural England have showcased the joint project in a national information note, showing how influential Cheviot Futures is at the moment.

Further information

Breamish climate adaptation measures get first major test with international audience

Hose close up22nd, March 2012

A multi-agency wildfire simulation exercise is to be held at a newly-constructed fire pond on the Linhope Estate, Breamish Valley this week. The fire pond has been constructed with the support of Cheviot Futures to provide a water resource for high v

National Interest in Cheviot Futures

5th, March 2012

In recent weeks Cheviot Futures has been highlighted as best practice on a national level.
Natural England publicised the use of farm resilience planning as a method of adaptation planning amongst the land management sector.
Also, Newcastle Unive

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment

30th, January 2012

The Government published the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) on 25 January 2012, the first assessment of its kind for the UK and the first in a 5 year cycle.

Cheviot Futures will interpret the meaning of this document to land managers in

Cheviot Futures visited by top DEFRA official

29th, November 2011

Cheviot Futures has recently hosted a visit from a top DEFRA official. Audrey Roy, who is Head of Rural Services in the Rural Communities Policy Team, has recently visited the Cheviot Futures project staff in the Breamish Valley to learn more about

Cheviot Futures makes royal links!

Members of the Whittingham Scout Group with HRH Prince Seesio of Lesotho at North Doddington, ready to plant a hedge!27th, October 2011

Cheviot Futures has recently been working with the 1st Whittingham BP Scout Group, who have made links with communities in the Kingdom of Lesotho, where there are real problems linked to erosion of soils.
This provided a perfect link to the work Chev

Phase one of works complete on inaugral Scottish site

27th, October 2011

Early October saw the completion of a first phase of works at Clifton-on-Bowmont farm, Yetholm, in the Bowmont Valley.

Building on works developed through the Farm Resilience Plan - see projects on this website for more information - three sections

Cheviot Futures Steering Group Impressed with Fire Pond

25th, October 2011

Last week some members of the Cheviot Futures Steering Group went on a site visit to the Linhope Wildfire Water Resource Pond.
The group were impressed with the feature and are keen for other interested groups to arrange a visit with the project staf

Wildfire Water Resource Pond

Wild fire water resource17th, October 2011

The Breamish Valley Wildfire Water Resource Pond is now complete.

Please see the project page for further information.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to find out more.

Cheviot Futures host a Natural England visit

Natural England specialists completing CF jigsaw17th, October 2011

Cheviot Futures hosted a group of Natural England climate change specialists in October.
The aim of the day was to showcase real life examples of on the ground climate change adaptation projects.
The visit looked at the planting work completed at Ing

Breamish Valley Weather Station

Weather Station17th, October 2011

A weather station has been installed in the upper reaches of the Breamish Valley this month.
This will help us record weather patterns and will act as a warning system in due course for extreme weather events such as flash flooding and dry spells wh

Cheviot Futures Newsletter 4 - 2014
13th, January 2014
Netherton Burn Runoff Management Works
13th, January 2014
Resilient Research
16th, December 2013
Case Study Documents
16th, October 2013
GPS Cattle Tracking
2nd, July 2013