Welcome to the site created by Land of Oak & Iron Trust Volunteers

You can read here about the work carried out by Land of Oak & Iron Trust volunteers.

We conserve and promote the culture and environment of the North East of England’s beautiful Derwent Valley and its surrounding area.

We work in schools, carry out research and publish maps and books.

If you are interested in joining us click here.

You can access the main Land of Oak & Iron website here.

The image on this page is a“A view upon the Derwent at Cowford Bridge” , a water colour by W Beilby dated August 6th 1774. It features the Western Way III waggonway, built by Lady Jane Clavering. It opened in 1728 following the forced closure of the Western Way II by the Grand Allies two years earlier.

Northumberland Estates have claimed Copyright in the image and have reserved all rights. They have kindly given permission for its use.