Guided Walk – Flowers and Birds at Greenlee Lough

Guided Walk – Flowers and Birds at Greenlee Lough
Stroll along the boardwalk in this National Nature Reserve with a wide variety of flowers and the chance to see an osprey. This is a relatively easy walk over some rough, and often muddy, ground, then along a board walk through the reed bed on the edge of the lough to the bird hide where we will stop for lunch.  Although we will be looking mainly at flowers along the way, we will also be looking for and listening for birds. Part of the area is now a National Nature Reserve and the different plant habitats include marsh, mire (or raised bog) and hay meadow. Some of the plants we should see are Lesser Spearwort, Blinks, Meadow Sweet, Sneezewort, Ragged Robin, Marsh Cinquefoil and Yellow Rattle. We expect to hear a number of birds including skylark, sedge warblers and reed bunting and from the adjacent woodland willow warblers with perhaps sightings of spotted flycatchers on the telegraph wires or even an osprey over the lough. Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. Get outside and enjoy your time walking and leave the planning and navigation to us; it’s what we’re best at. Nobody knows the best places to walk in the National Park like our volunteers so you’ll never be short of local history, stories, features and viewpoints. Places for this walk should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment and in the event we need to contact you to cancel or postpone due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks.  Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk.  If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival. Lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside. Duration: 3 hours Distance: 4.5 miles Category: Easy+ – Short walks of 3-8km (2-5 miles). Paths may be rough or uneven with some short ascents and descents. Directions: On the Military Road (B6318) at The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre junction, turn north and follow the road around 0.5 miles to Steel Rigg car park  (Hadrian's Wall Bus stops at the junction) OS grid ref: NY 751 677 For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points please note that, particularly in open country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.

at Steel Rigg Car Park
Bardon Mill, United Kingdom

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