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East Cramlington Pond

This small reserve is on part of a former claypit but now contains a tranquil pond, grassland and areas of scrub. The ponds and their margins contain plants typical of this sort of habitat including: broad-leaved pondweed, yellow flag iris, water plantain and lesser spearwort.

Reedmace also occurs around the main pond. The grassland areas contain a good variety of relatively common species including early purple orchid and cowslip. The ponds form a good habitat for common frog and toad as well as great-crested newts. In the autumn there can be thousands of tiny toadlets making their way from the pond. Dragonflies such as the common and ruddy darters and azure damselflies are prevalent. A number of small mammals are present on the site. The birdlife of the site is limited due to its small size but common species of 'garden' bird occur as do moorhen, linnet, sedge warbler and reed bunting.

Nearby nature reserves

Holywell Pond
2 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Newsham Pond
2 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Weetslade Country Park
3 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Lies between East Cramlington and Seaton Delaval on the B1326
East Cramlington
Northumberland
Map reference
NZ 292 758
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Opening Times
24/7/365
Size
1.20 hectares
Access
Yes

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Walking information
There is a circular route around the reserve. Parts can be wet at times.
Parking
There is parking in the lay-by on B1326 Cramlington to Seaton Delaval road
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Tel: (0191) 284 6884
mail@northwt.org.uk

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