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Northumberland winter wildlife a special joy on cold, still nights

Northumberland winter wildlife a special joy on cold, still nights

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

After sometime off to take care of eye surgery, regular columnist Kevin O’Hara returns to capture the wonder and beauty of wildlife in Northumberland. This time he turns his attention to the wonderment of wildlife in winter, and the special beauty cold days and clear nights can bring when out spotting birds and much more.

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Northumberland home to Europe’s biggest dark sky park

Northumberland home to Europe’s biggest dark sky park

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northumberland is home to the largest Dark Skies Park in Europe, following a successful bid by Northumberland National Park to create the dark skies preserve in the Border Country. It combines areas covering the national park and Kielder Water and Forest Park and will be called Northumberland International Dark Sky Park (NDSP).

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Druridge Bay, Northumberland – Bay of Plenty

Druridge Bay, Northumberland – Bay of Plenty

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wildlife watchers arrived at Druridge Bay not too long ago to tabulate numbers and species in the area. In total, more than 500 species were recorded. The highpoint was when they spotted an otter at nearby Hauxley Reserve. And children were delighted when they saw an brown rat get into a scrap with a bird!

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Northumberland stately home raises glamping to new level

Northumberland stately home raises glamping to new level

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

A brand new accommodation offering is set to open in Northumberland. Hesleyside Estate in Northumberland National Park is opening a glamping offering to holidaymakers. The huts are deluxe accommodation for nature lovers who want a holiday in the North Tyne Valley. They are traditional Northumberland shepherds huts.

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