Prestwick Carr

Prestwick Carr is a large low lying wetland area on the edge of Newcastle which attracts waders such as pipits and skylark.


Between Dinnington and Ponteland
Tyne and Wear
NE20 9UD

OS Map Reference

NZ 192 733
A static map of Prestwick Carr

Know before you go

49 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Park in the small layby on the minor road.

Grazing animals


Walking trails

The site is best viewed from the minor road to the North, although the road surface is very uneven and difficult to drive along.


There is no public access permitted.


No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Not applicable as there is no public access.

Best time to visit

Not applicable as there is no public access.

About the reserve

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. The site has no access but can be seen from surrounding roads. The wet fields to the south of the Carr are managed by cutting rushes and grazing.

Contact us

Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Contact number: (0191) 284 6884
Contact email: