Getting ready for spring

Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteers have been braving the wintery weather sprucing up a Northumberland visitor attraction, in preparation for visitors flocking to the site this spring.
Northumberlandia Volunteers - Peter Ernst

Northumberlandia volunteers. Image by: Peter Ernst.

A team of 10 volunteers have been laying new paths and edging at the Northumberlandia Country Pak and landscape sculpture, situated on Fisher Lane in Cramlington, using wood from trees, which have been felled on the site.

Each year, dozens of volunteers work tirelessly to keep the ‘Lady of the North’ looking marvellous for the 90,000 plus annual visitors to the Park which boasts woodland trails, self-guided walks and a visitor centre.

Speaking about his volunteers, Peter Ernst, Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Northumberlandia Estates Officer said: “Each year Northumberlandia attracts over 90,000 visitors - from individuals to school groups and coach tours, so you will appreciate there is a lot of wear and tear around the park.

"Our aim is to ensure the park is enjoyed by everybody so the support from my volunteers in helping me keep the park looking its best is invaluable.”