Weetslade Country Park


This attractive 38-hectare park is on the site of the former Weetslade Colliery. With a number of diverse habitats that feature wetland, woodland and grassland, the park is attracting an increasing amount of wildlife, including otters. Spring brings the beautiful song of dozens of skylarks to the site, while in summer the aerial shows of the swallows, swifts and martins can be seen.

The old wagon way which runs through the park is part of the popular Sustrans Reivers Coast to Coast route.

The park contains several important habitats such as scrub, hedgerows, marsh, wetland and reed beds. The continued improvements of these habitats will benefit many local species, including otters, Reed Buntings and Kingfishers.

Reed beds were once common in Britain but they are now rare habitats and the many species which relied on them have become scarce. The Weetslade reed beds were created by British Flora in 2005. They are home to many species of invertebrates such as Common Blue Damsel Flies and birds such as Reed Buntings. The reed beds also provide important winter roost sites for Pied Wagtails, Starlings and Hen Harriers. Small pockets of Willow Carr have been planted around the edges providing a foraging habitat for Great Crested Newts and Daubenton’s Bats.

The site is managed by Northumberland Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Land Trust.


Opening Times

Weetslade Country Park (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Open every day of the year.



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