Director for Environment: Hugh Edmundson

“We are passionate about the superb environment in the Morpeth area, and believe we have made a significant impact over the last 13 years. If you are interested in helping, please get in touch.”

Next Environment meeting: 10.00am Thurs 02/09/2021

The Environment Group works to identify and develop environmental projects and activity in Morpeth and its surrounding areas. Lobbying of appropriate organisations is another important role when environmental issues have been identified, such as a problem with a public footpath, woods, watercourses, or signage / interpretation boards erected by the Trust. In our early years we picked up the Castles, Woods & Water project from Castle Morpeth Borough Council, carrying out major environmental improvements in the Wansbeck Valley between Mitford and Bothal.

The group also lends support to others implementing environmental projects in the area, such as local schools, Morpeth Town Council which manages Britain and Northumbria In Bloom, and Morpeth Flood Action Group. Over the years members have produced publications such as Morpeth Walking Maps and ‘Birds of the Wansbeck Valley’ cards for public sale – please visit our website Shop. All our projects aim to improve the Morpeth area for both the community and visitors to the town.

In 2021/22 Morpeth Litter Group will be carrying out further community litter picks, subject to ongoing Covid pandemic restrictions. GMDT is progressing a landscaping scheme at the railway station in partnership with Morpeth Lions and Rotary. A further project is an audit of the 120 information signs around the town, to assess their condition and seek funding for damage repairs or replacement as necessary.

Please visit our GMDT Volunteers page for further information.