Walks, talks, tours & experiences
There are a lot of things we can't do at present - we'd like to offer you some things that you CAN do.

Join us online:
  • Ouseburn Talks Online - join in from home or anywhere on a Tuesday evening starting with 'The Geology of Ouseburn' on 13 October, then 'The Roman Wall through Ouseburn' on 20 October. See the full programme and book here.
  • Virtual Victoria Tunnel Experiences *Advance notice* - we're launching these next week but get a preview here.
Enjoy walks and tours for single households: And if you're just out for a walk in Ouseburn, discover more about the Valley on

  Ouseburn businesses together
Join us for a Business Breakfast
At our first online Business Breakfast it was clear that local businesses have been affected in very different ways by the Covid-19 rules, with some thriving, some adapting and some facing very challenging circumstances. However everyone found it useful and agreed to hold these online every month. Any Ouseburn business is welcome to join us:

9-10am Tuesday 27 October.Just reply to this email and we will send you the Zoom link.

Developing an iloveouseburn card

To help revive our local economy, we are exploring the idea of setting up an annual membership card which could offer a range of special offers from participating businesses in Ouseburn Valley.  It would be completely representative of what Ouseburn has to offer, from getting a bite to eat and entertaining the family, to securing services for their business and getting an MOT, building on the great affection people have for this area.  Businesses could participate in the iloveouseburn card however they choose - a discount, add-on freebie, exclusive service or consultation, access to a resource, or anything else which will help attract new people to their organisation. There's more information about the proposal here

We've already had 20 diverse Ouseburn businesses express an interest in taking part - if you'd like to be involved just email us here


  Join the Ouseburn Trust...
Support our ongoing work, access exclusive resources and discounts and make your voice heard in the community by becoming a member of the Ouseburn Trust. 

We've just launched our new 'For Members' area on our website with
  • special offers – currently a discount code for 20% off our walks, tours and talks
  • access to collections of archive photos
  • recordings of our fascinating series of online talks if you miss them live
  • details of member events and other resources
 Find out more and join here.

  Good to see...
Mushroom Works SHOP is open TOMORROW Saturday 3rd October  (and first Saturdays) from 10 - 4pm, selling Super Handmade Original Products by the Mushroom artists & their North East Creative maker friends.

The Cook House will be opening an additional service on Wednesday nights, from October from 5pm - 10pm. Please email to book, they look forward to seeing you!

Ouseburn Farm is currently open 11am - 3 pm Tuesday - Sunday including new residents Fred the tortoise, Isadora the Degu, and Belle the Canary.  book your visiting time here and help the Farm with their survey here