Environmental Education Environmental Skills for Life

Our Aims

Leadgate Task Force is especially interested in actively supporting groups who provide environmental education for the younger generations of the area. There are many groups out there who do this wonderful work and on this page we hope to promote their dedicated work and commitment.

Stomping Grounds - Forest Schools

Stomping Grounds

Bringing Forest School to you. We work with schools & community groups to develop confidence, creativity and communication through woodland adventure.

Helping people make sense of their world and reconnecting communities with woodland through outdoor adventure.

Based in Gateshead, we run regular Forest School sessions with groups of all ages.

We can work with schools, pre-school groups, youth groups, families, young carers, single parents, gifted and talented groups, pupil referral units and voluntary organisations.

Family fun day in the woods

Stomping Grounds Video

Watling Woods Experience

Wild Grasslands

A Nature Project with Leadgate Task Force & Durham Wildlife Trust Funded by Project Genesis

Children enjoying nature

Wild Flower Walk - Led by Sustrans

Never too late to learn
A rather wet (but enjoyable) wildflower wander along NCN7 in Leadgate this morning. Thanks to our Ecologist David Watson for sharing his skills and knowledge with us.
Photographs by Sustrans North East

On this very informative walk we found the following growing alongside the C2C in Leadgate.

Cow parsley, hogweed, cut-leaved cranesbill, mignonette, kidney vetch, bush vetch, black medick, red campion, yellow flag iris, marsh marigold, meadow foxtail, stinging nettle, white dead nettle, red dead nettle, germander speedwell, mouse-ear, lupin (probably a garden escape), Russian comfrey, red clover, white clover, wormwood, greater reed mace, water mint, wild garlic (ramsons), greater knapweed, dame's violet, cocksfoot, sweet vernal grass, cuckoo flower, dog rose, goatsbeard, hawksbeard. Also, a beehive in a beech tree.

Know Your Countryside Rangers

Know Your Countryside Rangers was formed by Catchgate and Annfield Plain AAP in February 2018 with the aim of bringing environmental awareness to children of all ages.

Leadgate Task Force supports this group and our Events Manager, Ian Bone is one of the volunteers who run this group.


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Photographs By: Sustrans North East; Stomping Grounds; Ian Bone; lynne mcguigan; David Lavery

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