In support of Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team
Welcome to our May 2013 newsletter
With just a week to go until our next Safari on May the 18th we would just like to pass on a big thank you from Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team to everyone who took part in our last event. A full compliment of 30 cars trekking in and around the tracks of Kielder Forest meant that over £1000 was raised for the Mountain Rescue team.
The new Mountain Rescue Land Rover made its début at the last event and the funds raised by the Kielder 4×4 Safari have helped towards the huge cost of buying and equipping the new vehicle and with your continued support we can ensure that the team is ready and equipped to handle any emergency.
Northumberland County Show
Kielder 4×4 Safari will have a stand at The Northumberland County Show which takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May at Bywell, near Stocksfield in Northumberland. If you are at the show why not pop in and say hello. Full details of the show can be found at http://www.northcountyshow.co.uk/
New Kielder Weather Forecasts
Amateur meteorologist Doug Paulley has started producing weather forecasts just for the Kielder area.
Doug’s forecasts are generated eight times a day and are valid for Kielder Water and the immediate surrounding forest. He provides up to 6 day forecasts with an hour-by-hour resolution, and he also provide a free email service, where subscribers receive the latest forecast once a day at 7:10am.
Doug takes data from thousands of Government METAR and SYNOP weather stations up to 3,000km away; also from weather buoys, weather balloon soundings, ozone measurements and the inter-Government created Global Forecast System model outputs. He then uses this data as the base for his interactive local atmospheric modeling system and parse the output as a detailed weather forecast.
The idea is hopefully to be able to provide a useful resource for organisations such as ourselves and Calvert Trust Kielder are also using his forecasting service. Having carefully tailored his forecasting model specifically for Kielder area, he has hopes that it may be of better accuracy than some of the others. Doug is also trying to implement a Kielder Midge forecast and a midge warning .
Doug’s website can be found at http://www.kielderweather.org.uk
Book Your Kielder 4×4 Safari
A family oriented event where you will spend time with our guides driving through Kielder and Wark Forests. In the comfort of your own vehicle, you will get to drive a variety of tracks and trails through the heart of the forest, not normally accessible to the public.
The event is suitable for all makes of 4×4 and is intended to be as none damaging as possible, so suitable for new and older cars alike.
Bring the family, pack your picnic and come and join us.
For those with dogs, they are welcome too!
2013 Kielder 4×4 Safari dates
The Kielder 4×4 Safari proceeds go to Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team. Registered Charity 511313
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