News and Updates from friends of the valley




Read through the latest updates and news from  across the valley.  Please do comment on any posts you wish. If you do post  we will ask for your name each time, but also require you enter the characters that appear on the ReCapctcha Security Image before allowing you to do so.


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Latest Posts

Easter Egg-stravaganza Raffle/ Tombola

Posted on 17th April, 2017

Thank you all for supporting our charity.


We were super eggsited about today, we hope you all had the most eggsellent time!


We love to see you all.  The moment you've been waiting for the results of the Tombola are as follows:

Owen Galacher

Malteser Egg

Elise Gillies

Sainsbury’s Rainbow button eggs

Jenny Cooke

Sainsbury’s Easter Egg

Belle Kett

Sainsbury’s Easter Egg

Harriet Wilson

Sainsbury’s Easter Egg

Lauren Nicholson

Sainsbury’s Easter Egg

Max Martin

Sainsbury’s Easter Egg

Maddie Storr

Sainsbury’s Rainbow button eggs

Joshua Carman

Sainsbury’s Easter Egg

Xander Martin

Smarties Egg

Alisha Whiteside

Malteser Egg

Rosie Kett

Hero Easter Egg

Phoebe Haigh

Bunny Rabbit

Llloyd Johnson

Malteser Egg


Hero Easter Egg


Sainsbury’s Easter Egg

Discovering Saltburn's smaller mammals

Posted on 3rd August, 2016

Us volunteers at ' Saltburn Friends of the Valley' are pretty excited.  We hope you will be too!


The wonderful Tees Valley Wildlife Trust will be running a one day event at the woodlands centre, aptly named  'Saltburn Mammal Workshop'. 


This is workshop is for people adults and children alike who would like to know more about the smaller mammals found in saltburn.  It will give you an opportunity to learn how to record sightings of the these wonderful creatures, but also spot the field signs of their presence.


The workshop commences at 9am at woodlands centre, Saturday  24th September 2016, and will run until 15:30.  The Wildlife trust recommends you book your place as there are limited places.  There is a charge of £2, to reserve a place call: 01287 636382 alternatively email:


The workshop will begin by checking the survey traps, which will have been set the night before by a mammal expert.  This means hopefully seeing some of our smaller inhabitants at close quarters.  Showing you how to handle the animals carefully and safely before releasing them back into the wild.


The workshop will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities, and is funded by the 'Where the Wild Things Were' project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Northumbrian Water.  As part of this important project you will be asked to help monitor the smaller mammals in Saltburn, over the next few months.  This will give valuable information regarding local wildlife. 


The trust are hoping to follow up this workshop with a series of follow up activities.


So if this for you, or you know someone who would enjoy this event why not book them on  the workshop.


by phoning 01287 636382 or email


Check out their website


Thanks to the article in TOTTS

We need you!

Posted on 27th July, 2016

Ever thought of volunteering, why not join us.  We are in need of volunteers to help out in many ways.  Please get in touch if you feel you could spare some time no matter how small.

We are very excited to announce that this summer holidays we will be opening the centre for a least 3 days a week.  The first we've managed it .  So why not pop in and see us, have some fun and explore. See what's happening we would love to meet you all, in our beautiful tranquil setting.  Hope to see you soon.




Posted on 20th May, 2016

Hello all, and thank you for taking the time out to look at our new website.  We hope you like it, but please do leave comments if there is anything you think we can improve on.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Many thanks