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Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Northumberland Wildlife Trust look after over 60 nature reserves in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. They protect wildlife and promote nature conservation. They also create homes for wildlife and maintain beautiful places to visit and enjoy throughout the year. This includes nature reserves:

Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Low Hauxley, Northumberland, NE65 0JR . One of the best wildlife-watching spots in the North East. Right next to the beach, it offers views across the length of Druridge Bay and is internationally renowned for its birds.

Opening Times: April to September 10:00am – 5:00pm* October to March 10:00am to 4:00 pm *Members only from 9:00 am

Facitilies include:

  • a circular walk with 1 fully accessible trail accessible to 2 hides.
  • 6 hides, including 1 ‘members only hide’, which give you a great opportunity to quietly observe a host of birds, including grey herons, tree sparrows, turnstones and shelducks. A wildlife sightings board can be updated if you spot a bird
  • regular activities for children, including disc rubbing and a play area
  • cafe

Northumberlandia, Blagdon Lane, Cramlington, NE23 8AU. A unique piece of public art set in a 46 acre community park with free public access and 4 miles of footpaths on and around the landform. Northumberlandia is open from dawn until dusk each day. The Visitor Centre and Cafe is open from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday. It is also open on Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am to 4 pm and at Easter.

Contact details

Main Telephone: 0191 284 6884


Opening hours
Head office open Monday-Thursday 9.00am-4.30pm, Friday 9.00am-4.00pm. Reserves open all reasonable hours.




Garden House
St Nicholas Park
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Last updated: September 23, 2021

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