Credit: Emma Solomon Photography

Our Event was held on Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March between 10am and 2pm.

WOW – what amazing support and thank you to all who visited (walked, wheeled or cycled) stumbled upon it or travelled far to come and visit. We are humbled by the attendance and truly grateful.

We are busy now wrapping up the project with a photo and video library, post event report collating statistics from the days and submitting a report to the crowdfund and North of Tyne Combined Authority.

FEEDBACK SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED! Thanks to the 162 responses to our survey. You can access the survey from this link below.

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Brought to the coastline by a keen group of local residents, the trail was the result of the enthusiasm and varied skills of a number of people, all of whom have given their time at no cost to the project, as they all share the vision of this innovative and exciting solar trail.  

THE TEAM –  Karl McCracken (3D printing and development of the models), Annie Frost (screenprinting), Solution Group (campaign posters), Emma Solomon (photography), Pearey House in North Shields (information on the planet information boards in level 2 Braille), video production from Kate at and Jasmine at @disobedientcrows plus app development courtesy of StarWalkApp. Local suppliers Percy Hudson, provided discounts on timber and Bike4Health supported the active travel considerations. The project has also benefited from insight and guidance from Helix Arts an arts charity and advice from local astronomy groups based in Newcastle and Sunderland

Any request for support or guidance has been enthusiastically delivered with people going above and beyond. Shout out the volunteers on the event days who are helping out.

SUPPORT – The solar trail was been made possible from generous donations from the general public via this crowdfund additional support from the Crowdfund North of Tyne Combined Authority

The idea and inspiration for the solar trail came from two North Shields residents Dave & Graham, where Dave was fortunate to visit a similar trail in Melbourne, Australia. Their aspiration is to deliver a free outdoors active travel based event with an underlying science and education theme, that can act as a drawcard for locals and tourists and an education tool for school children of all ages and their STEM learnings.  The temporary installation is to be a test case for a permanent scheme of a solar trail and proposals are in development. 

We hope you enjoyed the (temporary) North Tyneside Solar Trail.

Please sign up as we continue the journey for a permanent installation.

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