Land sale complete for Trust’s reserve

Following months of negotiations, Northumberland Wildlife Trust now owns the 5.26 hectares of farmland and woodland adjoining its Hauxley nature reserve.

The land has been purchased with the money raised by its 2013 Hauxley Land Appeal, so the wildlife charity would like to say a massive thank-you to members of the public along with a number of charitable foundations, including Charles Hayward Foundation, the Northumbrian Water Branch-Out Fund and the Garfield Weston Foundation for their overwhelming financial support.

Now that the purchase is complete, a team will start working on the new land, making improvements which will increase access for visitors and, needless to say, include habitat creation and improvements across the extension and existing parts of the reserve.