Barrow Burn Wood
Know before you go
Parking informationParking is available outside the Parish Church in Low Alwinton (postcode NE65 7BE)
A public footpath leads past the site entrance but there are no paths on site.
The site is open access but there are no formal access points and no footpath through the site, as the terrain is very steep, muddy and uneven. Please seek guidance from NWT if you have specific access requirements prior to visiting.
When to visit
Best time to visitAutumn and spring
About the reserve
The ancient mixed deciduous woodland includes alder, willow and hazel and also features calcareous flushes include butterwort and marsh lousewort. The central part of the site has a ground flora of ramsons (wild garlic) and primrose with some opposite-leaved golden saxifrage.
There is rich birdlife including 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.