A notable reserve which contains a small area of calaminarian grassland, influenced by heavy metal pollution in the past, and therefore featuring several interesting species of wildflower.
Take action for wildlife
Northumberland Wildlife Trust manages over 60 natures reserves around the region - there's bound to be one near you!
An interesting site for its geology, Cresswell Foreshore is a large wave-cut platform with many shallow rockpools attracting varied marine wildlife and wading birds.
A disused limestone quarry which has developed a rich limestone flora as well as having interesting geological exposures.
A disused limestone quarry site, with probably the best exposure of Acre limestone in the county, with diverse habitats favoured by birds, amphibians and invertebrates.
Established on a disused quarry, this is one of the few sites in the county showing good exposures of andesite lava and wet areas providing a habitat for interesting bryophyte and lichen flora.…
An area of beautiful open moorland featuring a mosaic of habitats attracting a wide array of interesting flora and fauna.
Williamston is one of the best 'calaminarian' (heavy metal) grasslands in the area providing perfect conditions for interesting flora such as dune helleborine.