Northumberland nature reserve to close for a year

A map of Northumberland Wildlife Trust's nature reserves.
A map of Northumberland Wildlife Trust's nature reserves.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is giving advance warning that its Hauxley nature reserve on Druridge Bay will be closed to visitors from next month for a year.

During the building of the wildlife charity’s new Wildlife Discovery Centre, the entire reserve will be classed as a construction site, so will be closed to all visitors to comply with the guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Executive. It shuts from Tuesday, April 7, (the day after Bank Holiday Monday) until spring 2016.

Staff and volunteers from the Trust will not only be working on the new centre, but also across the whole reserve – installing new footpaths to create a circular walk, creating new viewing screens and carrying out vital maintenance work on the existing hides. You can follow the progress of the build via Facebook at

Although the Hauxley reserve will remain closed, the other five reserves along the Bay – Cresswell Foreshore, Cresswell Pond, Druridge Pools, East Chevington and Linton Lane – will be open as usual.