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Greenlee Lough

This is one of the Roman Wall Loughs and is managed jointly between Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Northumberland National Park Authority. This National Nature Reserve has a bird hide and boardwalk through the reed beds.

The site contains a mix of habitats beyond the open water of the Lough including carr woodland, bog and grassland. There is a good variety of water plants including 11 species of pondweed and stonewort. Around the margins are areas of reed bed with other plants including bog bean and marsh cinquefoil. The Lough is used extensively by wildfowl and waders that feed in the shallow waters and wetlands.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Woodland
Species
Bogbean, Marsh Cinquefoil

Nearby nature reserves

East Crindledykes Quarry
2 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Bell Crag Flow
2 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Grindon Lough
3 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
3km north-east of Once Brewed
Once Brewed
Northumberland
Map reference
NY 767 694
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Opening Times
24/7/365
Size
90.00 hectares
Access
Yes

Please see downloadable Access Information for the reserve below.
Walking information
See the Northumberland National Park website for details of local walks
Parking
Parking is at Steel Rigg or Housesteads
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Tel: (0191) 284 6895
mail@northwt.org.uk

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