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Barrow Burn Wood

This area of mixed woodland is 2.7 hectares on a north-facing slope above the Barrow Burn, a tributary of the Coquet.

It is composed of ancient mixed deciduous woodland, including alder, willow and hazel. Calcareous flushes include butterwort and marsh lousewort. The central part of the site has a ground flora of ramsons and primrose with some opposite-leaved golden saxifrage. Birdlife includes sparrowhawk, cuckoo, treecreeper, woodwarbler and pied flycatcher. Badgers are present in the wood with otters using the stream. The site is managed in association with Defence Estates and Northumberland National Park Authority.

 

 

 

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland
Species
Alder, Hazel, Butterwort, Ramsons, Primrose, Sparrowhawk, Cuckoo, Wood Warbler, Otter

Nearby nature reserves

Harbottle Crags
1 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Holystone North Wood
3 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Holystone Burn
3 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
0.5km south of Alwinton, Upper Coquetdale
Alwinton
Northumberland
Map reference
NT 915 061
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Opening Times
24/7/365
Size
2.70 hectares
Access
Permit required

Please see downloadable Access Information for the reserve below.
Walking information
There is a public footpath leads past the site entrance. There are no paths on site.
Parking
Car parking in layby in front of vicarage
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Tel: (0191) 284 6886
mail@northwt.org.uk

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