Whitelee Moor

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Whitelee Moor has an active blanket bog and heather heaths and also contains other habitats and species of national and international importance. Stretches of sandstone crags and blockfields as well as the River Rede and its tributaries add to the habitat diversity. Black grouse, skylark, meadow pipit, dunlin, curlew, golden plover, grey wagtail, dipper and ring ouzel regularly visit the reserve and otters often hunt along the Rede.

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The reserve is located at the head of Redesdale, south of the A68 Newcastle to Jedburgh road where it crosses the Scottish Border at Carter Bar. There is parking at the tourist car park at Carter Bar and on laybys on the forest track at the reservoir end. A public footpath leads along the old track to the Whitelee Limeworks and then southwards. This footpath extends to the southern boundary of the site and eastwards along it to link up with a bridleway from the White Kielder Burn via Girdle Fell to the Chattlehope Burn. Additionally there is access on foot via the Forest Enterprise road near the eastern corner of the reserve. The reserve is remote and wild, and the weather can change quickly. Visitors should have hill-walking experience if attempting long walks.


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Address: Northumberland Wildlife Trust, St Nicholas Park, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3 3XT, UK.
Phone: +44 191 284 6884
Email: mail@northwt.org.uk

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