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Northumberland Amble Puffin Festival guided walks

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Puffins in Northumberland

Puffins in Northumberland. Credit: Shahram Rezai

As part of the Amble Puffin Festival, Northumberland Wildlife Trust will be hosting two guided walks from Amble to its Hauxley nature reserve on Wednesday 22 May and Wednesday 29 May.

Both walks will start at 1.30pm prompt from the Amble Tourist Information Centre, Northumberland, next to the Town Square, and head across the sands to the wildlife charity’s Hauxley nature reserve where walkers will get the chance to check out the bird life from various hides; an expert will provide interesting commentary on wildlife and landscapes throughout the journey.

The terrain is rough/uneven so appropriate footwear and clothing is advisable. The walk is 4km each way.

Should anybody prefer to walk just to Hauxley, transport back to Amble can be provided if pre-booked. Children are welcome but must be able to manage the distance.

The cost is £5 per person (under 10s free) which includes tea and cake. Booking is essential and places are limited so call Laura Lowther at Northumberland Wildlife Trust now on: 0191 2846884 to secure a place.

Amble Puffin Festival has been inspired by the colony of 36,000 puffins nesting on the nearby seabird sanctuary of Coquet Island, just a mile off Amble.

As part of the Amble Puffin Festival, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is inviting members of public of all ages to join its People & Wildlife Team at a rockpooling event to discover the marine life that exists in the rockpools of Amble.

The free event takes place on Monday 27 May between 10.00am and 2.00pm. Park in the Amble Links car park (opposite Amble Links Primary School) and follow the signs down to the beach. Nets, equipment and identification books will be provided.

Should you tire of the rockpooling, a team of volunteers from the Trust will be carrying out a litter pick on the beach, and would love your support.

If you prefer things a little less watery, join the wildlife charity on Sunday 19 May between 2.00pm and 5.00pm in Amble Town Square for a variety of wildlife-inspired fund and activities. There is a charge of £2.20 to cover materials.

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