To protect vulnerable pockets of wildlife habitat through excellent management and nature reserve expansion, ensuring local residents and visitors can easily access nature-rich space close to home. This access will contribute to community and individual health and well-being through recreational enjoyment, learning and participation in conservation.
240km2 between Newcastle Airport, Newcastle city and St Mary’s Lighthouse.
What’s it like?
The area of farmland, wetland, woodland and coast between communities that are home for half a million people.
Who/what lives there?
We manage five grassland and wetland visitor sites and nature reserves, often in partnership and adjacent or close to sites of other conservation interest. These include:
How are we achieving this vision?
We are constructing a long-term plan to safeguard, grow and promote our nature reserves, building partnerships with other land managers, development and planning authorities.
Current partnership project focuses include:
- Northumberlandia - a unique piece of public art set in a 46 acre community park with free public access and 4 miles of footpaths on and around the landform.