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Northumberland Wildlife Trust was established in 1971 (following a split from the Northumberland & Durham Trust, established 1962) to help conserve and protect the wildlife of Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside in the UK. The Trust is a charity, and a member of The Wildlife Trusts partnership.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust
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TypeRegistered Charity
HeadquartersSt. Nicholas Park, Gosforth
  • Northumberland
Chief Executive
Mike Pratt



The Trust was founded by Tony Tynan, and to honour that fact he has been given the title of Founder.

Particular projects where the Trust has a special expertise include Red Squirrel conservation and peatland restoration.

The Trust has an active team engaged in education activities including projects based in North Northumberland, Blyth Valley district and Newcastle and North Tyneside. It runs activities in which volunteers can participate every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and alternate Sundays. Volunteers help to maintain the Trust's nature reserves.

The Trust is a charity and relies heavily on its members to help fund its activities.


The Trust manages 60 nature reserves including Hauxley and East Chevington on the Northumberland Coast to Whitelee Moor, a 15 square kilometre hill farm on the Scottish Border. The most recent acquisition was the beach at Cresswell. In addition to its nature reserves, the Trust manages Weetslade Country Park on behalf of the Land Restoration Trust and Bakethin Reservoir conservation area on behalf of Northumbrian Water.


Northumberland Wildlife Trust headquarters are located on one their reserves, St. Nicholas Park, Gosforth. most of the Trust's staff are based here, as are part of the Save Our Squirrels Northumberland.


List of reservesEdit

The full list of reserves can be seen at the Trust's Website.

  • Hauxley on the Northumberland Coast
  • East Chevington on the Northumberland Coast
  • Whitelee Moor, a 15 square kilometre hill farm on the Scottish Border
  • Cresswell beach
  • Weetslade Country Park, managed on behalf of the Land Restoration Trust
  • Bakethin Reservoir, Kielder Water, conservation area managed on behalf of Northumbrian Water

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Conrad relishes his latest challenge". Hexham Courant (15 January 2010). p. 8.

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