This beautiful coastal reserve, also known as Annstead Links, is an excellent example of a mature sand dune system, which thanks to conservation efforts, now harbours a wealth of flora and fauna…
Northumberland Wildlife Trust manages over 60 natures reserves around the region - there's bound to be one near you!
This sprawling reserve forms part of the Border Mires, a large area of rare peat bog around Kielder Forest managed by NWT and Forestry Commission for its conservation value.
Big Waters features a mix of habitats including the largest subsidence pond (one of the largest bodies of open water in the region), providing home to diverse wildlife.
A large reserve with developing wildlife interest, comprising two large lakes with fringing reedbeds, grassland and recently planted woodland.
A small, tranquil reserve featuring a pond and grassland harbouring typical species to this habitat with much aquatic flora and fauna including beautiful dragonflies and damselflies.
One of the most accessible Border Mires sites, an area of heather moorland and blanket bog which comes alive in summer time with impressive insect life.
Fontburn offers a mosaic of habitats, with areas of wetland and scrub offering significant wildlife interest.
A restored former opencast coal mining site featuring two pools, areas of maturing woodland and grassland attracting a variety of bird species.
A narrow strip of grassland straddling the Mill Burn as it falls though the edge of the conifer plantations of Harwood Forest, featuring a diverse range of grassland types.
This small reserve, features scrub, pond and grassland attracting a variety of aquatic invertebrates including several species of damselfly.