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Prestwick Carr

An area of wet grassland which is good for waders such as pipits and skylark. The wet fields to the south of the Carr are managed by cutting rushes and grazing.

Prestwick Carr is a large low lying wetland area on the edge of Newcastle. The Trust manages a large portion of the wet grassland to the south of the carr area. The grassland is used by feeding waders and is being managed to encourage breeding. Barn owls and short-eared owls are occasionally seen quartering the ground (see the video below). The site has no access but can be seen from surrounding roads.

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Wetland
Species
Barn Owl, Skylark

Nearby nature reserves

Big Waters
2 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Northumberlandia
4 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Weetslade Country Park
4 miles - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Between Dinnington and Ponteland
Dinnington
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE20 9UD
Map reference
NZ192733
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Opening Times
24/7/365
Size
49.00 hectares
Access
No

Walking information
The site is best viewed from the minor road to the North
Parking
Park in the small laybys on the minor road
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Tel: (0191) 284 6884
mail@northwt.org.uk