A gentle walk through the heart of the Great North Forest takes place on Sunday, March 16, from 10am until about 1.30pm.

Starting at Brockley Whins Metro Station, South Tyneside, the five-mile stroll along the Linnet Way will take in Tilesheds local nature reserve and Marsden Old Quarry, finishing at Marsden Grotto.To book a place, contact Kevin Vigars on 0191-424 7498.