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Holburn Moss

The peat bog at Holburn lies in a valley to the east of Greensheen Hill. The hill, with a path leading over the top affords the best views over the site and surrounding countryside, including Lindisfarne and the Cheviots.

Lindisfarne has historical links with the reserve as it is alleged that the monks of Lindisfarne Priory used to take peat from here as fuel and this may account for the strange square hollows across the site. Now the reserve is an internationally designated wetland linked closely to the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve area due to movement of wildfowl between the two. The reserve is managed in partnership with Ford and Etal Estates. The site is designated as open access but the bog area is hard going with occasional ditches and is not recommended.

Nearby nature reserves

Ford Moss
5 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Flodden Quarry
9 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
West Fleetham
10 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Near Holburn Village mid way between Lowick and Belford
Map reference
NU 050 365
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130.00 hectares

Please see downloadable Access Information for the reserve below.
Walking information
Terrain is rough - please keep to the tracks
Park in Holburn Village or use the parking for St Cuthbert's Cave at Holburn Grange
Dogs must be on lead
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Reserve manager
Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Tel: (0191) 284 6884


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